Friday, June 29, 2012

Wondermama @ Bangsar Village

Returning to Wondermama for more of its super selection. Earlier entry: June 27, 2012.

Beef nachos (RM14++). Scoop the pan-fried minced beef, laced with cili padi for a stinging surprise, onto crisp tortilla chips, then dip 'em into the garlicky sauce for a crazy-addictive treat that hardly any Tex-Mex restaurants in KL could do better.

The folks at Wondermama have a soft spot for Nyonya cuisine: this pongteh chicken, served with steamed rice and a fried egg, makes for a decent lunch for RM16++.  Soul-food stew, creamy with soybean paste, potatoes and mushrooms.

Nyonya laksa (RM14++), loaded with cockles, prawns, hard-boiled egg and bean curd. Might not hit the heights of Malacca's Tengkera Road laksa (some would insist the broth there boasts a stronger oomph), but Wondermama's rendition remains worth slurping up.

Bring out the carbs: mashed potato salad (RM14++), tinged a little too subtly with truffle oil. 

A better pick for potato pleasure: French fries, hot and fluffy, topped with Japanese curry, anchovies, cheese and a sunny-side-up (RM12++). Cutely called "Curry Up" on the menu, this is one fine mess, a wallet-friendly interpretation of poutine.

Counting our chickens before they are hatched, we present Wondermama's half-boiled eggs. 

The timer beeps at the seven-minute mark, signaling that the eggs are ready for removal. 

It might be gimmicky, but it's great fun to mess around with this at a restaurant. 

Garlic fried rice (RM13++), a tad too bland to really recommend. 

Desserts are limited to cendol (RM5++) this week, probably perfect for this evil-weather period, but expect more to be unveiled eventually. 

Guilt-free choices: Wondermama's organic soy milk and Village Grocer's Banrock Station Shiraz (some proceeds from this wine go toward ecological conservation projects worldwide). 

Matcha soy milk and tiramisu smoothie, thick and tasty. 

Little quirks in the decor and furnishing help to keep things fascinating here. 

Are those Chinese woks for lampshades? Hmmmmmm. 

The Wonder saga isn't over yet; by next month, Wondermama may launch a separate section upstairs called The Wonder Kafe, serving burgers and such.

Here's a peek at the soon-to-open, first-floor space, with smoking and non-smoking areas. 

Comfy for lounging, with lots of room for stretching our feet after a long day. 


Wondermama,
Ground Floor, Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur.
Open noon through 10pm. 
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34 comments:

  1. Strangely i saw "egg" in the chendol. Then again, it's before my cuppa morning coffee

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    1. Qwazymonkey: hope you managed to have some half-boiled eggs to accompany your morning kopi! :D

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  2. the brother would be.. wonderbra? :X

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    1. KY: haha, you said it, not me :D

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  3. I'm starting to love this place!! All my favorites mashed up into one place! :D

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    1. Vien: a monster mash-up of epic gastronomic proportions! =)

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  4. Half boiled egg comes with a timer...quite fun lah! =p

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    1. Melissa: it was fun waiting for it to start beeping! :D

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  5. I see mashed potato salad with zucchini and Matcha soy milk...loves! =)

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    1. Ulric: comfort food and comfort drinks! =)

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  6. Wahhh second round already! Sounds like a fun place to be :D

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    1. Babe_KL: oh yeah, this place has a really cool vibe. it's like a culinary playground =)

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  7. The place was crowded last night! But I should check out the Nyonya Laksa...since it is the best kind of laksa to me. :P

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: ooh, glad to hear the place is doing very well! oh yeah, i'll take nyonya laksa over assam laksa anyday too :D

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  8. Did you tambah cockles in your nyonya laksa? I know you love cockles :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: gosh, i totally should have, but the thought didn't occur to me! kicking myself now =)

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  9. Hey thanks so much for posting about us again ^_^ We are humbled by your kind feedback. We can't wait to see you again to hear what you have to say as we've been continuously tweaking the taste for the past few days.

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    1. Wonder Mama: ooh, i guess i'll be back as soon as the cafe upstairs opens! can't wait to try your burgers and crepes! :D

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    2. We're also looking forward to that day Sean!

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    3. Wonder Mama: hoping it'll be really soon! heh :D

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  10. I think this place will be another hype in town soon~

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    1. Choi Yen: it's buzzing with excitement! :D

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  11. Seehamp Nyonya laksa! I want to try that! hehe. :P

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    1. CK: the "see hum" was a bit small, but there were at least six pieces of them. and they tasted nice :D

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  12. did you just use a water glass for shiraz? haha... alcoholic! When i saw that bowl of nyonya laksa, I think I have to run 10km to be able to enjoy that. lol

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    1. Eiling: heheh, yeah, i persuaded them to let me use their regular glass, since their wine glasses haven't arrived yet :D oooh, the nyonya laksa is definitely a guilty pleasure =)

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  13. hey don't put all ur eggs in one basket:P

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    1. Ciki: you're right! It's best to just eat all those eggs ASAP instead, heheh :D

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  14. mash potato salad...yummy..

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    1. Cindy: yep, mashed potatoes are comfort food :D

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  15. The laksa looks droolworthy *adds wondermama to the makan list*

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    1. Unka: a big fat bowl of laksa, great for when you're starving! hope you enjoy this place =)

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  16. I am a spoilt brat! I prefer people to break my eggs for me:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, i can empathize! i had my friend break the egg for me :D

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