If there is one thing that Malaysians are crazy for, it’s definitely the weekend festivals! If you don’t already know, there’s a bazaar happening this weekend in Bangsar. Hop over to RIUH, a community-driven bazaar famous for hosting a variety of pop-up stores, creative workshop, live performances and of course, good food!

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This time around, it’s a tropical-themed festival where you will see tropical decor, fabulously kitsch pineapples, flamingos and watermelon trinkets! If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your loved ones, drop by RIUH and savour the amazing delicacies from these local vendors:

1. Good Blue Men

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In case you don’t know what they are, think sandwiches and unique and not-your-everyday fillings. Like the Kam Heong Sandwich! Who would’ve thought this popular Chinese dish would work so well as a sandwich? Now it’s your time to let your taste buds go wild.

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Or if you’re not into that kind of flavour, you can opt for their famous #HotAsianSandwiches, which comprise of Tom Yum Fish, Cheezy Meltdown and Acar Chicken sandwiches 😉

*Disclaimer: We reached out to them and they told us that the ingredients are halal-certified, but do dine at your own discretion.

2. Roxanne by Thyme Out

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Craving for Mexican food? Fret not, we’ve got your back! Spot the vintage turquoise Volkswagen combi that is Roxanne by Thyme Out and treat yourself to some good ol’ Mexican food!

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Brought to you by hip Mexican joint Thyme Out, this stall will definitely satisfy your cravings with its mouth-watering array of dishes, from tacos to burritos.

3. Dope Dough

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If you love chocolate chip cookies, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t drop by Dope Dough to experience the dopest dough in town. Yup, that’s a word. These homemade cookies are baked to crisp perfection by doodle artist @nareezmadethis.

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You can choose from the salted caramel cookies, or the famous chocolate chunk and peanut butter cookies! Mmm… It almost feels like you can smell the sweet chocolate aroma from the screen!

4. Smokefather & Co

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Two words: smoked BBQ. If you’re up for some heavy dishes, Smokefather & Co is THE place to get your protein fix! Here at RIUH, you can try its signature succulent beef brisket wrapped in delicious home-baked brioche served with cheesy sauce and some mixed salad. Now, how is that for a meal?

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Look how scrumptious the meat looks, ready to be devoured! 🤤

5. Shweet Gelato

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It’s not a food festival if there’s no ice cream, right? Lucky for you, you can find homemade ice cream by the one and only Shweet Gelato. Yes, you read that right. Spelled with an extra H, their handcrafted artisanal gelatos are made with premium ingredients that will certainly blow you away and leave you feeling refreshed and full to the brim!

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It’s the perfect ending to a good meal, so remember to save space in your stomach after a meal for some sweet desserts afterwards.

*Disclaimer: We reached out to them and they told us that the ingredients are halal-certified, but do dine at your own discretion!

6. Taqookies

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Cookies have been one of the most common foods in food festivals but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be excited about it. We all can agree that cookies can be great for any gathering – whether you’re with your friends, your families or even co-workers!

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So, why not visit Taqookies and satisfy your sweet tooth with its scrumptious cookies for they will leave you wanting more. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, go for their crispy black and white sesame cookies or their signature Fusion Florentine cookies! 😉

Bonus: Durians

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We’re saving the best for last! To those who have been holding up the durian urge for a long time, now it’s time for you to get your ultimate durian fix at RIUH. There will be a stall set up specially for durian lovers to come and indulge in all the wonders the King of Fruit provides. But if you’re not a durian lover, fret not, there are other local fruits at the stall too!

Are you drooling already? What are you waiting for? Clear your weekend and head over to RIUH for a jolly, good time together with the best kind of people! Oh, and don’t forget to wear vibrant colours to celebrate this week’s tropical theme 🏝


Address: APW, 29 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 20 – 21 January 2018

Operating hours: 10am – 9pm

Admission: Free


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