WTF Restaurant @ Menara Bangsar Condo

November 12, 2012

WTF Restaurant (it stands for "What Tasty Food"), based in a Bangsar condominium, specializes in a spectrum of spice that surpasses what many Indian eateries offer in KL.

Opened this month by a merry band of Malaysian vegetarians who flew to Mumbai to secure the services of several Indian chefs for the kitchen here, WTF is a spaciously welcoming spot where friends & families can happily hang out in the evening.

Street snacks are WTF's passion: Try the Pav Bhaji (RM9), mashed mixed veggies slathered over a buttered bun for flavorsome fun that encapsulates WTF's ethos _ meatless cuisine can still make for mouthwatering meals.

Bhel puri (RM5) combines the crunchy texture of puffed rice & fried chickpea flour noodles with the tangy taste of tamarind sauce & chutney. More than moreish.

Dahi puri (RM8), another renowned roadside cart chaat. Bread shells brimming with beans & sourish yogurt; we'd happily wolf down these crispy babies all night long.

Masala khichdi (RM9), creamy, porridge-like comfort food of rice & lentils.

WTF's addiction to authenticity extends to the vada pav, a potato fritter sandwiched in a bun that a baker has been hired to specially make to ensure it tastes like it would in India.

Crispy critters: hara bhara kabab (RM2 each), stuffed with spinach, & breadcrumb tikki cutlets crammed with corn & potatoes.

WTF does daily deliveries (see www.facebook.com/Wtfwhattastyfood for details), so customers can have tandoori samosas conveniently dispatched to their doorsteps.

Some fusion recipes here pay tribute to the culinary clout of the Chinese community in Mumbai. Highlights include stir-fried noodles with Manchurian dumplings ...

... & popiah-like rolls filled with mushrooms in Szechuan sauce. WTF remains open today & will be back in business Thursday after a brief break for Deepavali.

Grilled sandwich, with green chutney, veggies & cheese. Warm, soft & surprisingly satisfying.

Gulab jamun alert! Nice ones; more saffron, less sugar. RM6 for two pieces.

Mango lassi, as close to perfection as any we've tried. Thanks to Jigna & WTF's other co-owners for inviting us to sample this spread & for being gracious, generous hosts.

Beer is available, as well as these Storm cocktail mixes that we should look out for in stores.

WTF What Tasty Food @ Bangsar,
1st Floor, Menara Bangsar Condo, Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur.
Within walking distance of/ same side of the street as Bangsar Shopping Center.
Tel: 019-261-7070