WTF Restaurant came about from a very old dream – a dream and brainchild of three partners. Who talked about opening a vegetarian restaurant at every dinner party for the past 15 odd years. Being born in vegetarian families and having lived in Malaysia most of their lives. They had a lot of trouble explaining ‘vegetarian’ when dining out.
Their choices were minimal, that too with a whole lot of explanation of what chefs can and cannot put in their food. They would often find eggs, seafood, and many other non-vegetarian ingredients in their food and often had to resort to good ol’ Maggie when they got home.
Growing up, questions they always faced from friends who were not vegetarian would usually be, ‘what do you eat – grass?’, ‘fish is vegetarian right?’. ‘how do you survive without meat?’, ‘you are not getting any protein!’ and so on. One day, this bunch to show the world that the best vegetarian food is made up of more than just grass. Anything that has meat can have an equally, if not tastier vegetarian version. And the killer one – there are dishes in the vegetarian family that have more protein than meat.
WTF Restaurants opened its doors in late 2012 in a small cafe area of a condominium in Bangsar and moved to its current premises in mid-2013. The menu was passionately created by these three partners who are foodies and their spouses. You can find a wide variety of cuisines int their menu – from North Indian to Indian Street Food, from Malaysian specialties to Indo-Chinese dishes, and a splatter of Western food too. The people behind WTF insist on bringing out as best vegetarian restaurants as they possibly can and because of this, they even change their menu at least once a year.