It was one of those rare occasions that I would be spotted in the city for lunch on a Sunday. Futhermore, it was in a mall. You know lah, some of them are always swarmed with people over weekends. To me, having meals in malls are almost always due to convenience. I’m one of those who gets agitated when there’s a long queue, and don’t deal too well with crowds. If it wasn’t because I had some shopping to do, I wouldn’t have ended up in Wild Honey, Pavilion.
Wild Honey is an all-day breakfast establishment hailed from Singapore. I remember a few years back, my girlfriend brought me to the branch in Scotts Square, Singapore. It was so gempak (happening) that we had to wait for half an hour. Surprisingly, at 1pm that day which was supposed to be peak hour, we were ushered to our table immediately. There were quite a number of seats available then.
What I really like about this place is the cosily eclectic – vintage industrial inspired interior paired with modern fittings. Wild Honey features a large space with plenty of seats from high stools, bar counter, long tables for groups, and even comfortable upholstered chairs. The fresh flowers placed in the centre and beautiful paintings up on the walls also made the place look opulent. Staff were professional and all wore friendly smiles on their faces. It did seem quite atas (high class) as compared to the neighbourhood breakfast joints that I’m used to.
Wild Honey uses coffee blends from Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR). We didn’t order any since we already had some in the morning. So we had the Pink Flamingo Tea (green tea with crimson hibiscus blossom that infuse into a rose) by TWG instead. Both CMCR and TWG are also Singapore establishments. We also ordered a smoothie, Mandarin Wilderness (raspberry, banana, mandarin orange with Royal honey) which was really delicious. I really enjoyed both the tea and smoothie. Highly recommend these two for non-coffee drinkers.
Wild Honey in Singapore serves pork, whereas all meat served here in Pavilion are certified halal. There’s also quite a number of choices under the vegetarian section. I was rather hungry then, so I was confident that’ll be room for dessert. Without hesitations, we ordered 2 of their signature dishes from the all day breakfast section, and thought we’d save the sweet for later. I looked around our next tables, and how big the food portion were. Clearly, I forgot about that. The last time, I ordered a few extra sides and didn’t manage to finish them. I started regretting we didn’t do the one savoury, one sweet rule.
We ordered a Norwegian (avocado, grilled asparagus, poached eggs wrapped with Norwegian smoked salmon, Hollandaise sauce & salmon pearls on whole wheat brioche) and Delancey (hand sliced beef pastrami, poached eggs, grain mustard Hollandaise on sesame seed bagel). The ingredients were somewhat similar, both came in perfectly poached eggs poured over with hollandaise sauce. Norwegian tasted very “green” since the avocado wasn’t mashy kind of ripe, and the asparagus wasn’t grilled long enough. Don’t get me wrong, they were all fine ingredients. Only too raw for my liking. Delancey on the other hand, wasn’t too bad but also not particularly outstanding.
I honestly think I should come back for the pastries and homemade desserts to make better judgement on their food. I really liked this place but left feeling a bit disappointed. I should’ve tapau (takeaway)! Anyway… There’s always next time as they say. Other Wild Honey take aways available are their homemade jams, honey, granola and bread.
What was good about Wild Honey K.L.:
- Cosy, clean and comfortable atmosphere (spacious, beautiful fittings and paintings)
- Food was served between 10 – 15 minutes
- High quality tea (TWG) and delicious smoothie (Mandarin Wilderness)
- Friendly service staff
What was bad about Wild Honey K.L.:
- Mediocre food (both Norwegian and Delancey were below expectation)
- Overpriced brunch (but big portions)
MISSGETABOUT SCORE: 7/10
Wild Honey Kuala Lumpur Details:
Website: Wild Honey KL
Address: #06-645 Level Six, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2110 1626
Facebook: Wild Honey KL