What Tasty Food (WTF),
98 Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 019-261 7070 or www.wtfrestaurants.com.my
Business hours: 11.30am -11.00pm, daily.
IF YOU hanker for good North Indian cuisine, then What Tasty Food (WTF) is the place for you.
The product of a life-long dream of three friends ? Priti Gathani, Jigna Doshi and Ujjwal Mehta ? this cozy restaurant at Lorong Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur provides a perfect setting for a meal out.
Although it serves a little bit of everything including Western, Mexican and Indo-Chinese cuisine, the vegetarian North Indian dishes stand out.
The menu is extensive with a variety of dishes like bread and roti, rice and noodles as well as wraps and sandwiches.
There are also ?Thali meals? for those wanting to have set lunches.
Best of all, the food is MSG-free and all the dishes are prepared fresh, which may explain the additional waiting time.
For a taste of some authentic Indian street food, be sure to try the Dahi Puri which is a puff bread shell filled with potatoes and topped with yoghurt and sauces.
It has a sweet-savoury and spicy combination that works well.
Best eaten quickly, these mini snacks are perfect to nibble on while waiting for your main meal.
Another must-try is the Bhel Puri Mumbaiwalli. It is a low-fat, nutritious and delicious snack with an almost iconic status in India.
This dish is a combination of puffed rice and other ingredients tossed in a combination of chutneys. This too should also be eaten quickly.
Channa Chaat ? chick peas tossed in onions and tomatoes and flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices ? is another popular dish at WTF.
For a heartier meal, the Tava Masala will certainly satisfy.
This dish is a sizzler of marinated tandoori potatoes, vegetable takatak and jeera rice topped with rich gravy and a thick potato cutlet.
For a vegetarian dish, this was really delicious.
Be warned though, the portion is huge and small eaters will need to share.
Another WTF special is the Shaam Savera ? a dish made of soft potato and paneer koftas and cooked in a medley of tomato and spinach-based sauces.
Served with naan bread and raita, this dish was also beautifully presented and makes a good meal to share.
For the more adventurous, give the Burritos with Mexican Rice and Salad and the Western Sizzler a try.
To finish, try some of WTF?s spread of Indian desserts, not forgetting a hot cup of Saffron Chai.
This is the writer?s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.