No ruby slippers required – tap your heels together three times, tell Toto you’re not in Solaris Dutamas anymore, & let happy little bluebirds take you to this restaurant somewhere over the rainbow (Damansara Heights, to be clear), run by the Wonderful Wizards & Good Witch behind The Red Beanbag, Smooshie Juice, Oneatezero & Shamaziin.

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Yellow Brick Road isn’t lacking in heart; there’s no place like home, but this space comes close – warm, wholesome & nurturing, suffused with both sunshine & sunflowers. If L. Frank Baum was right that a heart is judged by how much you’re loved by others, the evidence rests in a friend of the founders who took the long road to Yellow Brick Road from Penang this week to offer his support in person ahead of this imminent landmark’s launch.

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The Menu

The restaurant isn’t left wanting for courage – Yellow Brick Road’s kitchen could have selected the safe path by replicating The Red Beanbag’s recipes, but it’s taking a riskier route with an Asian-accented repertoire. In a few days, you’ll find head chef Bob’s ‘Balik Kampung’ percik chicken with turmeric rice & kerabu salad (RM25++; a recipe Bob introduced at an RBB retreat), chicken char siu aglio olio pasta (RM25++), sugar-cured prawn omelette with ikan bilis sambal (RM25++), beef rendang cottage pie (RM22++), chili con carne baked eggs with naan bread (RM25++) & ‘I Wanna Be Kaya’ French toast with coconut mascarpone cream & caramel kaya sauce (RM22++) to partner with popcorn butterscotch & Guinness chocolate cakes.

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Ready to Launch on the First Week of April

But what about a brain? Nope, not missing either – the folks behind Yellow Brick Road have more than proven their mettle in masterminding a wide-ranging swath of F&B businesses in recent years. Not even a faulty coffee machine that short-circuited the restaurant’s power supply this month could thwart Yew Kheong, Lin Lee, Jason, Shaun & their team; Yellow Brick Road remains ready to launch on the first week of April (coincidentally, the fourth anniversary of Smooshie Juice’s official existence).

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Wicked Pancake Parlour

Something wicked comes this way: Yellow Brick Road’s name isn’t supposed to be a strict reference to all things Oz (think of it instead as a metaphor for the journey that its four founders have embarked on together), but the fantasy theme is still a factor. Upstairs, a ‘Wicked Pancake Parlour’ will unfurl within months, whipping up savoury & sweet pancakes – flapjacks rank among RBB’s most popular orders, after all – with a bar that specialises in ice cream floats (it’ll bring a new meaning to ‘I’m melting’).

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Location and Contact Details

Yellow Brick Road

8-7 Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights

Tel: 603-2035 5922

Find: Contact details and map for Yellow Brick Road

3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. JieShan Wong March 30, 2015 Subscriber

    Rayson Ng yum yum

  2. Katie YC Fong March 30, 2015 Subscriber

    New place if u fetch me! Jalan Batai!haha Berri Fong Ym

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