January 8th, 2021
Wild Coffee + Tea at Puchong: Restaurant Review
Wild Coffee & Tea supplies much more than coffee & tea; the selection sweeps through a wide swath of Asia, reflecting the cross-border heritage of the outlet’s owners, a Malaysian & her husband who both hail from families of restaurateurs & cooks.
It’s a bit hidden here, tucked on the first floor of a shop-house street; really roomy, with sufficient space for scores of patrons.
Borscht – Soul Food
Specialities include recipes not often seen in this section of the Klang Valley. Our favourite is Wild Coffee’s version of borscht (RM18.50 for a large serving that could feed two or three people), a spirit-nourishing, heart-warming broth that’s thick & tasty with beetroot, beef chunks & sour cream. Soul food, comfort cooking.
From Inner China, here’s something for fans of noodles: ‘Ashlamfu’ – soft, slippery strands served cold, topped with spicy chilli, coupled with rice cakes, shredded egg, some veggies & a choice of chicken or beef (RM18.90).
Sambal Prawns Maki
Japanese recipes receive the fusion touch at Wild Coffee: You’ve seen sushi rolls stuffed with omelette & cucumber before, but you’ve never seen this maki crowned with Malaysian sambal prawns (RM18.90).
A breakfast platter with a difference: Wild Coffee offers ‘onigiri’ rice balls laced with egg inside, paired with chicken sausages & buttered carrots, corn & peas, accompanied by a bowl of miso soup (RM22.90).
There’s a rice burger too that showcases the skills of Wild Coffee’s head chef Richard Benedict (a friend of the owners, he previously worked for years at a KL hotel’s Japanese eatery), with a chicken patty, teriyaki sauce & onions at its centre, plus crinkle-cut U.S. fries & coleslaw on the side. RM23.50.
Angry Bird Chicken Chop
Korean influences also make a mark, with what the menu calls ‘Angry Bird’ (RM18.90), a grilled chicken chop marinated in a spicy kimchi sauce, complemented by tamago & a house-made coleslaw.
Tuna Fish & Chips
Tuna is employed for a meatier bite in Wild Coffee’s rendition of the classic fish & chips (RM22.90); the restaurant promises that the majority of its food is prepared to order, not pre-cooked.
The Sweet Stuff
A sweet end: Kitchen-baked coffee pudding, reminiscent of bread-&-butter pudding, with ice cream & a coffee-caramel sauce.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…
The beverage menu is wide-ranging too, leaping from elegantly presented Turkish coffee partnered with teatime temptations …
… to multiple coffee preparations, including both regular hot lattes (RM8.95) & iced hazelnut ones (RM11.50).
Tea isn’t neglected; the Sudanese tea has a tart flavour, so an added spoonful of sugar might be required.
Refreshing Veggie Juices
Refreshing veggie juices are also available; we began this post with beetroot, we’ll end it with beetroot (along with cucumber).
Thanks to Wild Coffee’s team for hosting this meal; we wish them the best in their aim to bring something different to Puchong.
Location and Contact Details
Wild Coffee & Tea
27-1, First Floor, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 930am-930pm