Monday, November 12, 2012

WTF Restaurant @ Menara Bangsar Condo

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
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41 comments:

  1. ROFL... Can't help it!! The fact that WTF literally means what the f**k to me.. I laughed the moment I read your tagline

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    1. Leo: heh, i think that's the intention of the owners ... to use a name that will grab the attention of potential customers =)

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  2. Hmmm attention grabbing name indeed but I can't help but think that some potential customers might be turned off by the acronym and decide to protest by not patronizing the place?

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    1. Timing: that sounds possible, but hopefully not many will feel that way. those folks would be missing out on good food =)

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  3. Who cares about a name? I dun...as long as the food is good...and especially if the prices are as good as WTF!...hehe :P

    Everything looks so colourful n flavoursome...I will snack on everything all nite long =)

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    1. Ulric: yay, that's the spirit, rite! a catchy name wouldn't be worth much if the food was terrible and the prices were a turnoff. this was a pretty interesting and memorable meal. i'm still not a convert to indian food, but i'm glad i had the chance to sample these snacks. good for sharing too ... RM100 should be enough to feed four or five people here =)

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    2. RM100? Wow...tats some good pricing! =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, a stomach-stuffing meal summore :D

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  4. Can't help but keeping reading WTF as what the f... Hehe.

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    1. Chong: can't blame you, it's the natural reaction/instinct, rite =)

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  5. Wowowow this is some serious Indian feast!! :D And I love the fact that it's all veggie!!!!!

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, and even though i'm a meat-lover, i didn't miss having meat here at all :D

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  6. Its vegetarian? May be a lil too healthy for me to bring the hubster there...but food sure looks good enough for me to entice him.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, yeah, i think the food here is good enough that he might feel OK to skip meat for one meal :D

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  7. Vegetarian? Looks good... Say what they want, wtf will always be wtf...like it or not! LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, there might be a negative stigma attached to vegetarian food sometimes, but this place proves that it's delicious when done right :D

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  8. Indian food? Mr Mah will like it! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: can try heading here with him for a weekend lunch! :D

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  9. Affordable! Indian cuisine with the difference !

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    1. Wong: yeah, there are some items here that are quite difficult to find at other indian outlets =)

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  10. hey..not a bad place to chill eh!! Their food did triggered my appetite early in the morning..;P

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    1. Eunice: yeah, a good place for lunch, tea or dinner! :D

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  11. with a name like this, I will surely remember this outlet. Maybe my restaurant should be named "whadafuq" ehhehe....

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    1. Eiling: heheh, but we must remember that WTF here officially stands for What Tasty Food. but true, this is a name and outlet that everyone will recall very easily :D

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  12. Great that their gulab jamun has less sugar. I love this Indian treat but often find it too sweet at many places.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, me too! i usually am not able to finish the gulab jamun at some places! :D

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  13. Hahahaha.....what a name! easy for everyone to remember :-D

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    1. Melissa: hopefully the name will be a good-luck charm for them! :D

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  14. soon I believe that a lot restaurant will be using other popular initials.. KNN
    I only know the bad version..
    maybe other people is more creative...

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    1. Simple Person: Kelantan Nasi & Noodles, maybe :D

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  15. yum! Who would have thought that veg food can be so satisfying? A delicious spread, especially loved the Dahi Puri

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    1. Footfringe: I'm gonna make sure to order dahi puri from now on whenever I see it on any menu! :D

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  16. What a Tasty indian Food! :) Happy Dewali!

    Latest: J for Japanese

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    1. Fish: a good meal to mark this Diwali month! :D

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  17. perfect post for deepavali :)
    The condo is a nice place too, i remembered the time when iwas a real estate agent. Old but good.
    And the food, damn.. i love indian food and everything looks fab, especially the breads! hehehe

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    1. TNG: heheh, yeah, and i'm thankful that i managed to have an indian meal during this deepavali month =) i had actually never taken note of this condo before. the security guards were great though, very helpful :D and ya, i guess i only eat indian food a few times a year, but maybe i should have it more often, yeah =)

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  18. What a cool place! And just down the hill from my office :) I know where I am headed for some Indian munchies! Impressed by their effort and attention to detail too. And condo eateries are often more chilled places to be.

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: you're totally right, there's a real laid-back vibe at this eatery (though i imagine that the mood inside the kitchen might be more intense, with the kitchen crew meticulously ensuring that all the food comes out fine!) :D

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    2. Haha who'd want to be a kitchen helper?! Eating is much more fun :) Do you know what day/times it is open? Couldn't find it on their FB page...

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    3. YouHadYourLunch: i believe it's open daily, from lunch through dinner, but maybe it'd be best to call them to confirm =)

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