The Cuisine

We are introducing a ‘new style’ of Italian food - one that disparate from the conventional and familiarity of the cuisine, and that is simplicity. Our inspiration comes from Italian cooking in general, and mainly from the Northern region of Italy called 'Piemonte'.


At GOODDAM, the endless possibilities of flavour profiles are explored, while utilizing fresh local produce that are abundantly available and ingredients of exceptional quality.


The People

Daniel Yap, Head Chef

Hailing from his background in culinary arts and Italian cuisine, Daniel seeks to continuously share his love for Italian food and culture. Once a co-founder of Pop Up Dining KL, he is now able to achieve his aspirations further with a team and in a place to call his own. The restaurant’s philosophy of simplicity drives the young chef to continuously push boundaries, explore and educate the local audience on the definition and representation of Italian cuisine in the most natural and accommodating way possible. 

Miki Lie, Front-of-House

An all-rounder, Miki, once a marketeer, has worked in several of Malaysia’s most established restaurants. Also one of the co-founding members of Pop Up Dining KL, she strives to constantly deliver dining experiences that are both fresh and unique to the culinary scene. With GOODDAM, she seeks to continuously bring forward Malaysian hospitality to the table.