Friday, August 30, 2013

Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe @ Bangsar Village 1, Bangsar

Hello worldddd! It's time for another food review again! This time it is a review about Wondermama. Went on a mini food adventure with my high school mates yesterday.

Met up at Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe, which is located in Bangsar Village 1, right next to Plan B and opposite Starbucks ( or if you are still unfamiliar, this restaurant replaced the old Outback Steakhouse). If you are wondering, this restaurant is not related to Wondermilk at all. It serves Asian fusion food and had been nominated by the readers of Time Out KL as the Best New Restaurant in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2012. For your information, Wondermama has been around for about a year plus already.

Before this, I have heard of this place before and most people are like, "Why would you pay so much for food like curry laksa or Maggi goreng which you can get anywhere?"

Welll..... Here is why! :)

Soaked in the pretty pictures of the interior and exterior of Wondermama yet? Time for you to check out this place for yourselves. You can choose to either dine outside or inside of the restaurant where the environment is both comfortable enough. The inside of the restaurant is air conditioned and well ventilated, so there is no need to fear that you smell like the food you just ate after you leave the restaurant. The outdoor dining area is covered, surrounded by shady plants and there are also ceiling fans and the breeze to keep you cool.

Wondermama knows how to impress you with its well designed interiors - from the brightly coloured old school decorations everywhere, its geometrical tiles to the details of leaving a glass of flowers at every table. They sure know how to brighten your day! 

On the very left you can see old school biscuits with sugary topping on it. One of the biscuits where I used to pester my mother to buy from the morning market. They sell savoury kuihs at RM1.50 a piece.

The cake section where they sell the usual cakes which are pretty much comparable to Marmalade Cafe and Plan B in the area. As you can see, at the lowest shelf there are hawflakes and old school candy displayed! There are also other desserts available at Wondermama but we did not try them, such as the pisang goreng with ice cream and The Potong homemade ice cream (RM 5 each). Maybe next time. :P

Wondermama also serves coffee priced from RM7 onwards, so you can also bring a good book here and have a cuppa. They even convinced you with a chalkboard of the benefits of drinking coffee.

Enough of the introduction about Wondermama, now it is the time to show you what we ate there and I certainly hope it will make your tummy rumble. :D

I had the D&L Nyonya Laksa (RM13.90) stated in the menu with egg, cucumber, prawn, cockles and fishcake. However, I requested for mine to be without cockles and to replace the prawns with fried chicken as I don't take seafood. The curry was up to standard, not too oily, not too spicy and there is enough santan in it. The portion is very big, about 1.5-2 times of the portion of a normal curry laksa stall you would get from the roadside. Not to mention, they are generous with the sides too, alot of tau poks, cucumbers, eggs, and quite a big piece of fried chicken so I would say, the price paid for was well worth it!

My friend had the Black Spider Fried Rice (RM20.90). It is basically fried rice with long bean, egg, vegetables, soft shell crab, black ebiko and black pepper. This sounds like something you would find in a Japanese restaurant. I tried a spoonful of it, and it tastes like normal fried rice at first, but towards the end,  there is an aftertaste, probably because of the soft shell crab and the black ebiko.

Beef Burger (RM14.80) - burger filled with beef patty, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, cheese, onion, mayo and home made beef sauce.My friend said this tasted OK to him, which is nothing much to expect from Wondermama, as burger is not their specialty. They also have other Wonder Burgers to choose from! You can choose either fries or salad as your side for the burgers.

Lastly, this is the Mini Naan Pizza with a waiting time of about 20 minutes. My friend had the mushroom one with red goji beans, cheese and green salad which cost RM14.90. She didn't like the rocket leaves on top of it and the portion is pretty small, so this would probably be suitable for a small bite, or as an appetizer.

The waiting time for our food was okay, since it wasn't too crowded on a weekday afternoon! The staff were pretty helpful too. However, it would be better if they were more attentive. Waved our hands for the bill for quite awhile before they finally saw us. 

My friends! From the left, Aini, May, me, Chi Shun and Illi!

Me, Chi Shun and Illi!

Overall, it was a good lunch at Wondermama, I would definitely come back to try their extensive menu. Too many good food, what to do? :D

You should definitely visit this place and not get fooled by the price as it is very well worth it. 

Wheee, stay tuned for part 2 of our foodie day adventure!

Wondermama Restaurant & Cafe

G6, Ground Floor,
Bangsar Village 1,
No 1, Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Phone Number:
03 2284 9821


Additional info:
Wondermama is pork free, take outs and reservations are available and it is a cash only restaurant.

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