Messy Buffalo is a new restaurant that tackles not only noteworthy wood-fired pizzas but wood-fired chicken wings, its own slick, saucy and succulent take on buffalo wings, grilled on skewers over rubber tree firewood.
For pizza fans, we recommend two varieties: First, the Wagyu Supremo, bolstered by beef on every slice, premium Australian wagyu MB5, smoothly thick and superbly tender, on a mozzarella-heavy pie that's beautifully smoky and buoyantly crusty. At RM41 for a nine-incher, it's well worthwhile, perhaps our favourite pizza within a five-kilometre radius.
Equally enticing is The Truffle Maker (RM39 for a nine-inch) - the instant you open the box, the aroma is intoxicating. What makes this impressive: It's not one of those truffle pizzas that rely on synthetically flavoured truffle oil - instead, you'll find black truffle shavings and truffle pate spread across the pizza, perfect for truffle maniacs. We'd enthusiastically order this again.
If you need a third pizza, try The Hot Mess (RM39), a probable crowd-pleaser, layered with smoked duck, sliced roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, rocket, mozzarella, Roquefort cheese and the final flourish of a wobbly egg, for a savoury, protein-packed treat.
We wish we had a better photo of the chicken wings being cooked, but unfortunately, photography is not permitted there, even though it's an open kitchen - the sight of the flames scorching the skewers is attractive.
The wings are as juicy and tasty as expected - order a sampler of 12 pieces (RM29) to try the three primary flavours: My Honey is mellow and mild-mannered, herb-marinated and glazed with sticky honey BBQ sauce; Olei-Olei Serai is punchy and aromatically zesty with lemongrass and Asian seasonings; Let's Racha-Cha is pleasurably spicy, with the biggest kick of 'em all.
B1-3, Midfields Square West, Jalan 11/108C, Off Lebuhraya Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur.
Open Tuesday-Sunday. Tel: 019-760-5313