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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

Dine Abroad from Home when You Order from these 7 Local Cafes during the Movement Control Order

As Malaysians, we're thankful that we have a plethora of food options to chose from. Chinese, Indian, Malay - Our local cuisine is world famous and reasonable too! Even a movement control order (MCO) can't stop us from getting our cravings for local food (Support your coffee shop uncle, auntie peeps!) to go, of course. We're also lucky we have food delivery options such as Foodpanda and GrabFood to bring these yummilious food right to our doorsteps.

But sometimes we want something different, something international and that is where these small local cafes come in. They are well known for their tasty dishes and also offer delivery or pickup during MCO. So since we're cooped up indoors, why not give them a try?


1. LittlePeople Cafe

To cater to the inner chefs in us, LittlePeople Cafe in Old Klang Road started offering Quarantine Starter Packs which comes with freshly made pasta and pasta sauce. Pick from carbonara, pesto or four hours cooked tomato sauces over a variety of pastas including their signature pink beetroot pasta. Perfect for that instagram post. Besides its signature pasta dishes, Little People Coffee is famous for a wide variety of cake desserts including burnt cheesecakes and crepe cakes. And great news, all are available for takeaway as well.



2. Dolce & Dough

As indicated by its name, coffee and bread are Dolce & Dough's strength especially their sandwiches. Their grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich with Fries comes highly recommended if you're a fan of pesto. Their Chipotle Grilled Cheese Sandwich is their top-seller with cheesy goodness of mozzarella, cheddar and monterey jack and served with roasted pepper and tomato soup on the side. Their in house sourdough bread can also be ordered in advance.



3. MyBurgerLab

A name that needs no introduction. MyBurgerLab is known for their innovative black bun burgers of many unique combinations - many paying tribute to the classic burger brands. Our favourite is the Beautiful Mess and the Jammin with Elvis. Vegetarians need not fret as well as they also have meat-free burgers. MyBurgerLab and their sister company, MyPizzaLab offer walk-in takeaways and delivery via Grabfood.



4. Curee

Fancy something Japanese yet different? We present to you, Curee, pronounced like Curry. The name of this quirky cafe behind Berjaya Times Square takes after its signature dish, Hokkaido soup curry. Many would know Japanese curry but soup curry is also a specialty of Japan or rather Hokkaido. We recommend asking them to add on grilled cheese into your spicy comforting soup. Currently they are selling their own inhouse curry cubes for your MCO cooking adventures.


5. Niko Neko Matcha

Fans of green tea can rejoice as Niko Neko Matcha does delivery and takeaway. Focused on serving the purest matcha powder sourced from a tea farm in Japan, Niko Neko Matcha uses traditional methods to perfect and produce the finest quality of matcha. Their vibrant, richly pleasant taste is enough for you to imagine you're in Japan.



6. PichaEats

PichaEats is a refugee support enterprise that offers meal packages that cater for families and small groups. Priced between RM99 and RM180 for five people, the packages include dishes such as buttermilk chicken, chicken gulai, shawarma wraps, eggplant in tomato stew, hummus and basmati rice, as well as vegan superfood. Not only are you getting a Middle Eastern meal for the whole family but you're also helping refugees put food on their table.



7. Table & Apron

This little eatery in Damansara Kim has taken the initiative to offer gift vouchers worth RM100 when you takeaway with them. On top of that, you will getting an additional 20% off on your order if you purchase the gift voucher. Their famous fried chicken, ulam-herbed crab rice charred eggplant and even tiramisu dessert are available for takeaway. Such a win-win situation.



We know you're craving for the real deal overseas but for now, hang in there and order from these small businesses to help them out while filling your belly and satisfying your tastebuds. Remember to support and help each other and #kitajagakita so that we can #flattenthecurve during this #mco.

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