Take your taste buds on a magical journey at Wizards. Located at the ground floor of Tribeca along Jalan Imbi, Wizards is a contemporary restaurant that blends modern taste with some classic Malaysian flavours. With a wide variety of items on the menu, you are sure to find many dishes that will enchant your palate.
Created by the same team behind the award winning Yellow Brick Road café in Damansara Heights, Wizards is a popular weekend brunch spot, but it is also well known for its lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.
Brunch includes a wide variety of eggs, paired with delights such as chicken chorizo, spinach, mushrooms and homemade tomato coulis with French sourdough bread (Melting Pot RM26), beef/chicken sausage, beef bacon/ turkey ham, hash brown, roasted roma tomato, mixed beans, French sourdough and walnut salad (Oscar’s Big Breakkie RM33) just to name a few. There are also several Asian inspirations such as cold somen noodles with truffle soy, barbecued unagi, braised shiitake, crispy seaweed and tabiko (Turning Japanese RM30).
Wizard’s barrister has won several awards, so coffee should not be missed here. In addition to black, mocha, white and filtered coffees (drip and cold brew), there are also signature coffees including hot orange honey latte (RM13), Wizard’s Iced White and Wizard’s Iced Mocha (RM15 each). There is also a wide range of fresh juices, smoothies, kombucha, wine and beer.
We were off to eat at the Wizards for dinner and were delighted with what we found behind the curtain. First, it should be mentioned that Wizards has some wonderful sharing platters for small groups, that can generously feed 3-5 pax (or more) with a sumptuous variety of meats and veggies (Meat Platter and Seafood Platter RM188 each).
We began our journey with a glass of wine (of course) - a red and white Cotes du Rhone “Belleruche” from France (RM25), the grapes of which are harvested at night to capture the best of the grapes qualities. Both were fruity and light, nice on the palate and accompanied our food nicely.
For starters, we really enjoyed the roasted pumpkin soup with homemade tortellini (RM26) – two of our favourite foods in one dish– yum & yum! We also tried the Chickpea Slaw (RM26) with sliced Brussels sprouts and cabbage, paired with honey yoghurt and topped with seared duck breast and crispy corn tortilla. The duck was kept to the side, to accommodate this vegetarian writer (they are very good about that). The slaw had a healthy, fresh taste, which maybe began as a bit plain in flavour. But as I continued to dig into it, the flavours of the chickpeas and the honey yoghurt brought the slaw together nicely and allowed me to really enjoy the vegetables. By the end, it was quite filling and satisfying in a healthy way.
If you like spicy seafood, you must try the Prawn Gratin Linguine (RM48). Spicy and delicious, it’s linguine tossed with homemade spicy dried shrimp paste, baby spinach and mozzarella topped with giant freshwater prawn gratin. Very delectable, indeed!
For a somewhat more traditional dish, we tried the Budu Chicken Bowl (RM26) and were enchanted by the spicy marinated chicken thigh with blue rice, budu sauce, served with onsen egg, pickled daikon and kyuri. If you are looking for a bit of Kelantan mixed with other tastes of Asia, this is a delicious dish for you.
On a previous visit, my friends had the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek (RM68) with potato puree and they couldn’t stop ‘mmmm-ing’ with every bite they took, they enjoyed it so much!
And, while all I seem to talk about is meat, meat, meat, there are a number of vegetarian options on the menu, and the chef is very accommodating as well.
For the sweet tooth cravings at the end of the road, Wizards has an extensive list of mesmerizing delights. Again, because this adventure is meant to be shared, there is a Petit Four Dessert Platter (RM68) that serves 3 – 4 people generously, and consists of a spellbinding variety of cakes, mousse and more.
Being a chocolate lover (me) and a salted egg lover (my partner), we had to try the Golden Molten Lava (RM28) – a chocolate lava cake infused with salted egg yolk and served with vanilla ice-cream and salted egg yolk crumble. For me, it was perfect, because the salted egg was not overwhelming, but added a sweet-salty crunch and flavour. But my partner was a bit disappointed because he loves the strong taste of salted egg. I’m glad my taste buds won this dessert battle!
The Pandan Burnt Cheesecake (RM24) was another locally flavoured dessert that we indulged in. The cheesecake was wonderfully creamy and smooth, and the taste of the pandan was lovely. The side of coconut whipped cream and gula Melaka meringue was an interesting change from a usual vanilla ice cream and continued to give the dessert a real local flavour.
Overall, our taste buds were truly enchanted by the Wizard experience. We will definitely be back, probably next time for brunch! Gotta’ try those eggs!!
Wizards at Tribeca:
Ground Floor, Residensi Tribeca, Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2715 5308