Tue - Fri: 11:00 - 22:00
Sat, Sun &: 09:00 - 22:30
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Hearty Breakfast with 2 sunny-side-up eggs, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, pork sausage, tomato and 2 slices of our very own butter top loaf ($18.00)
Hearty breakfast offers the safest choice of food for all breakfast lovers. You would definitely enjoy it no matter what.
Eggs Benedict with shredded braised lamb shank and mushrooms on our butter top loaf topped with 2 poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with a side of mesclun salad ($15.00)
This was my first time having eggs benedict with lamb, and the lamb taste was no doubt on the strong side. However, it was cooked so perfectly soft that I still loved it even though I had to admit the lamb “stench” was really prominent.
W39 Bistro & Bakery has a cozy ambience. There are indoors seats for air-con lovers and outdoor seats for dog lovers. I’ll be back someday!
I had read about W39's awesome burger in the various (un)conventional media outlets and eagerly made my way down with my colleagues one weekday afternoon to partake in the consumption of one of my favourite dishes.
The Place & Menu - Nestled within the quiet private estate stretch of Jalan Mas Puteh and playing neighbour to KFC, W39 stands out with its cosy yet rather quirky interior with a nostalgic nod to yesteryear. Think bare floors, brightly coloured chairs, and knick knacks from my childhood (okay I'm old).
Wagyu Burger - The main reason why I was here, the much raved about wagyu burger. I should had known better. For starters, it was relatively tiny (think McD's new Big Mac size but without the middle slice of muffin) and the bun was dry and insipid though crisp in some parts. Instead of medium rare as per my request, the patty came medium well but looked like it had hemorrhaged just before service (check out the amount of blood soaked up by the bun). Taste wise, it was rather similar to McD's Quarter Pounder patty, albeit coming across as slightly thicker. And the cheese atop tasted almost non existent. In my humble opinion, this burger doesn't even meet the mark for a normal, non fast food beef burger, much less a wagyu beef burger. How it is so highly raved about honestly confounds me.
Mister Chocolate - Apparently the best selling dessert at W39 (according to a placard in the display fridge), the Mister Chocolate did manage to provide a wee bit of redemption after the less than satisfactory burger experience. Smooth and rich chocolate fudge covering and flowing through the moist sponge whose texture was strangely similar to huat kueh (Chinese steamed cake). Top up $2 for a scoop of average quality vanilla ice cream. Overall still a decent dessert.
Rainbow Cake - As vibrant and appetising as the rainbow cake looked, it was actually pretty bad. The buttercream was stodgy and eating it was akin to chomping straight down into a cube of butter. Dry sponge layers definitely didn't help one bit. It was so bad that there was quite a bit left over.
Lunch for the 3 of us cost almost $87, which was pricey considering the quality of food. Service was alright but it will take more than service and a cosy ambience to get me to return.
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