Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wonder Burgers @ The Wonder Kafe

Wondermama recently launched its upper-level section, The Wonder Kafe, where burgers keep stomachs from growling and coffee prevents eyelids from drooping.
Main entries on Wondermama at Bangsar Village: June 27 and June 29

The burger selection dares to be distinctive by incorporating unmistakably Asian flavors; that explains the prawn katsu burger with tonkatsu sauce, tomato, lettuce and tartar sauce, accompanied by chubby fries.

This Japanese-inspired burger isn't big, but it makes for a fulfilling meal, with a fresh crispness in every component. Worth the roughly RM15 price tag.

Other options on the still-limited menu include beef kimchi (brilliant for KL's current Korean culinary craze); future flavors include chicken teriyaki.

Customers can order from Wondermama's main menu too, so here's a chance to check whether one prefers burgers or sandwiches like this otak-otak and cheese one.

Desserts maintain the East-meets-West edge, so it's no surprise to see some "goreng pisang" with ice cream and marshmallows ...

... or soft durian mousse pancakes with corn and crunchy cereal.

We'd skip the churros though, since they lean too heavily on the stodgy side.

Wondermama now serves wine, hurray!

And oh yeah, the coffee, covering the essentials from espresso macchiato to caffe latte.

Who can resist affogatos? We can't. Only about RM10 here.

The Wonder Kafe @ Wondermama,
Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur.
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42 comments:

  1. Hehehehe you seem to be eating quite a fair bit of burgers this year! Where would you say does your favorite one?

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, it's difficult to say, but i guess myburgerlab, namoo and fatboy's would definitely rank near the top of the list, as far as new eateries this year are concerned =)

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  2. "burgers keep stomachs from growling and coffee prevents eyelids from drooping" - nice. You sure do have a way with words. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: thank you very much. i think i border on cheesy/corny very often, but heh, it's fun to write that way :D

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  3. Durian pancakes with corn and cornflakes? Strange...does that work?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: it does, surprisingly. it tastes like part dessert, part breakfast. but yeah, the caveat is that one must enjoy durian to enjoy this dessert, since the aroma is quite pungent :D

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  4. lol .. eats meet west.. fried banana with ice cream..
    something that I would want to try..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, if you enjoy goreng pisang and you also enjoy ice cream, then you'll probably enjoy the two of them together :D

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  5. WHY BEEF KIMCHI? I WANT SAMGYUPSAL KIMCHI BURGERRRRR

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    1. Michelle: hahah, maybe they'll consider introducing that on the menu someday =)

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  6. Ice cream on pisang goreng? Interesting!
    I see the burgers looks yummy oso. slurppp

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    1. Melissa: ya, the banana fritters are crispy and hot, and the ice cream is creamy and cold, and both combine deliciously together =) the burgers are nice too, and very easy to hold and eat, heh =)

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  7. Beef kimchi burger sounds pretty original! Love the sight of overflowing beef =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: heheh, yeah, it was quite a generous amount of sliced beef, very succulent and quite flavorsome. and ya, an interesting change from the usual mcdonald's sort of beef burgers :D

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  8. Tat prawn katsu burger is mineeeeeeeeee! All mineeeeeeeee!...wahahaha :D

    Oops...not forgetting d soft durian mousse pancakes and a cuppa of espresso macchiato...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: sounds like a nice complete meal! if this place doesn't close during the raya break, it could be a good spot to chill out during this raya weekend, since the crowds will be away =)

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  9. ohmaigosh..after our experience with wondermama..I'm not sure if we can bring ourselves for a 2nd try..hahah. Myburgerlab probably still tops the burger rankings for us! Maybe we'll just stop by wonderburger to try the desserts.. =))

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    1. Dropsofcontentment: i think i prefer myburgerlab's burgers too, since i like 'em big and messy. wondermama's are smaller and "cleaner," though still pretty tasty. but yeah, the desserts here are interesting and worth checking out =)

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  10. Oh... you should posted this a day earlier. I was craving for some burgers yesterday. They do not look like normal burgers to me with its fusion of Asian flare in it. Haha. But I'd love to their desserts!

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    1. Chong: heh, i'm sure your burger craving will return with a vengeance within the next few weeks. but yeah, the burger recipes here are interesting, and just as importantly, they don't taste disgusting, heh :D

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  11. Holy crap, that beef kimchi burger makes me want to hop on to airasia's site and buy tickets back to KL for the weekend just to eat it ...

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    1. Timing: sounds like there are many fans of kimchi and korean culinary influences out there! but heh, maybe you can find something similar in singapore =)

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  12. OMG! prawn katsu burger!!!! I WANT THAT!!!!!!!!!!! O.O that burger would definitely keep me from growling!

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    1. Vien: heh, i like prawn katsu too, though i don't often have it. and this burger could please a japan-lover like yourself :D

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  13. I'l be here soon. When there's burgers (and good ones too), no one can make me stayyyy awayyyyy! :DD

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    1. TNG: hopefully when you're here, the burger menu will have expanded by then! there's supposed to be teriyaki and other options available soon :D

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  14. Digressing here a little...

    HAS anyone had duck (patty) burgers? Just wondering.

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    1. Synical: heh, you're in luck regarding the duck! duck burgers are now available at Duck N Such in hartamas http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2012/07/duck-n-such-hartamas.html :D

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    2. Thanks - I knew it had to be somewhere :)

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    3. Synical: hope you manage to check it out (and that you like it) :D

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  15. omeegosh! the beef kimchi burger looks amazing!

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    1. Bob and Julie: it's a fun alternative to regular beef burgers :D

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  16. Wondermama...I had so much fun there when we dined there. The place is charming and food is interestingly good. When we left, I was hoping that I could get a candy out of the bottle...wanted the colourful chewing gum balls:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, there's a nice charm there that helps the place to stand out a bit in bangsar village =) heh, i didn't notice the candy and the gum balls. will look out for it next time! glad to hear you enjoyed the food too! :D

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  17. i tried one in pastry house...for rm10++ its very delicious...LOL

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    1. Cindy: oh yeah, affogatos seem quite easy to make. just ice cream and espresso. but it helps if the ice cream and espresso are both of very good quality, i guess :D

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  18. wah the kimchi burgers looked really nice and brilliant idea too but i was rather hoping that they would make one version without the kimchi cabbage there. heheh

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    1. Eiling: heh, maybe can remove the cabbage before eating (the way i used to remove pickles from my big mac before munching on it) :D

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  19. i love their coffee cups / mugs / tin.. can't comment much about the food though..

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    1. Whoisnell: they've got a cool sense of style :D

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