Petaling Street has become a hot spot for coffee and café hops in the last few years, to a point parking is a nightmare and the queues never seem to end. Jien and I found ourselves in the vicinity last month, when we were on a hunt for a Christmas tree and decided to give Wildflowers KL a try since it’s on his list of spots to check out.
Wildflowers KL is located across the road from Merchant’s Lane and the menu is said to be Asian fusion – a category Jien loves exploring but myself, not so. Tables are placed quite closely one another so I did get a bit of “speed-dating” vibe since I could literally eavesdrop on the conversation at the next table.
The Pad Kra Pao Ribeye with Rice (RM28) was my favourite among what we ordered that day. You get tender pieces of ribeye stir-fried in spicy Thai seasoning and served with white rice and a sunny side up. This pad kra pao packed plenty of kick from the bird’s eye chilli and went well with rice.
I expected the Irish Lamb Shoulder Fettuccine (RM29) to be saucy but it was done aglio olio style instead. Not that it’s a bad thing; the lamb was well seasoned so there wasn’t much of a gamey flavour. But overall, I didn’t think it’s that rave-worthy compared to the pad kra pao.
Jien and I also shared the Mapo Tofu Nachos (RM23). A weird combo I thought, but it somewhat works because you get bits of minced chicken and tofu in spicy sauce with nachos. Similar to a chilli con carne, but an Asian version.
Coffee is pretty decent, thought the klutz in me knocked over the entire glass while I attempted to eat my food. Overall, service is attentive while food is alright. I’m tempted to revisit for dinner as their dinner menu looks more promising.
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Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Good vibes and friendly service. Try the pad kra pao ribeye.
153, Jalan Petaling,
50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2856 3369
Business hours: 12pm till 10pm