Wurst in Lucky Garden Bangsar
[Non-halal] Life is sometimes about taking chances, for better or Wurst.
In this case, we took the chance for the latter – and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Wurst Restaurant and Deli
As most good food stories go, we first stumbled upon Wurst in Lucky Garden, Bangsar, by chance.
We were en route to a dinner reservation nearby, when we noticed Wurst and decided to check out the menu.
We were captivated by Chef Logan Terence Lopez and his smorgasbord of artisanal homemade sausages and meat on offer.
Wurst specialises in artisanal sausages
Operating as a hole-in-the-wall in Lucky Garden, Wurst KL traces its roots back to the basement of MOV Hotel in Bukit Bintang.
The brainchild of Chef-Proprietor Logan, Wurst specialises in artisanal sausages made with the freshest and most natural ingredients (e.g. high-grade veal sheep is used as sausage skin vs. artificial materials) with no preservatives or colouring.
Like any good local delicatessen, Wurst has all of its meat on display in its chiller with chef Logan ever ready (and happy) to recommend and explain how each meat is conceptualised, prepared, and served.
We spent almost 15 minutes listening to Logan’s recommendations (yes, he is very thorough and we were the first customers of the evening) – before we made our choices.
Hit me with your Wurst
While most of the sausages here are made with pork, there are a few offerings stuffed with veal, lamb, chicken, and beef.
All of the sausages here are made from scratch, and we liked how Logan was able to explain why certain casings are used for effectiveness.
Wurst’s offerings span the world – from the namesake Bratwursts to Uruguayan Longanizas, to Italian Piccante and Polish spicy Kielbasas.
Prices are pretty affordable too at RM10.90 to RM27.90 (only for the Veal Bockwurst) per 90g of sausage (see their menu here).
Uruguay Hanger steak, Mangalica pork, and more
If sausage’s not your thing, Logan also has a good selection of bovine, pork, fish, and other proteins for you to enjoy.
Highlights include the Uruguay Hanger steak (RM49.90 for 250g) – an underrated cut that Logan recently sourced from Hungary. Also known as the butcher’s cut, the Hanger is taken from the plate of the animal which gives it a lovely tenderness and flavour (similar to flank or skirt) without the exorbitant price. Yes, we ate it (re: below).
Wurst also serves Spanish Iberico pork at RM49.90 per 250g, as well as Australian Wagyu collars, Beef Tongues, Hungarian Mangalica Pork Chops, and Chicken Saltimbocca made with Janda Baik free-range chickens.
Your pescetarian friends will be pleased to find Flounders, Boston Lobsters, and Oyster Rockerfellers on the menu too.
Galangal Wild Boar was a banger
During our two visits, we managed to try five different sausages.
Hands down – our favourite was the Galangal Wild Boar (RM9.90).
When it comes to wild game, some can get tough or intense – but this banger was the juiciest and most tender we’ve eaten. The sausage is soaked in beras pulut to reduce the gaminess and infused with galangal (and lemongrass?) for a lovely honey sweetness.
The sausages here are accompanied by Logan’s signature red wine gravy and Sarawak white pepper milk gravy but this was good on its own.
Some Latin heat
We also enjoyed the contrast of Uruguay Longaniza (RM11.90)and Andes Argentinean Chorizo (RM11.90) – both made from pork with 80% meat and 20% fat ratio.
Made from ground pork shoulder, the former has a distinct sweetness from peppers, cinnamon, and aniseed.
The tangy hints of chorizos also went well with the German mustard.
Massaman Thai and Afrikaan Farmers Beef
Inspirations are not strictly European or Latin, as Logan plays with Isaan spices by way of his Massaman Thai sausage.
Flavours are bold, with intense lemongrass and chili infusion with a tinge of sweetness. We found this pretty spicy, but chilli lovers would probably enjoy the heat.
The Afrikaan Farmers Beef was sufficiently moist and succulent – but lacked slightly in character vs. the other bangers we ate.
Uruguay steak, you ok?
A 250g steak for RM49.90 is a good deal, right? But was it good?
Yes, and yes.
The Uruguay Hanger Steak was a recent addition. This is thanks to Logan’s resourcefulness, he was able to find a jalan to import this unique cut.
Cooked medium rare, this cut was juicy and fork tender with a smooth texture like flank but without the chewiness.
It just had the right touch of seasoning so the natural flavours of the beef come to the fore, but the wine reduction and mushroom sauces are good accompaniments.
Seafood Paella, I see ya
Wurst also does excellent paella – which comes with either seafood or mixed sausage with pork.
For RM39, the Seafood Paella with Spanish Octopus is really worth the money as it comes with calamari rings, sea snails, clams, and lots of octopus pieces.
More importantly, the dish was incredibly aromatic as it was infused with enough seafood stock for a taste of the sea, made only better with a dollop of garlic aioli.
This dish alone is worth a trip to Wurst.
Mangalica – the pork version of Kobe beef
Wurst’s Mangalica Pork Chop (RM45.90 per 300g) is cut from the prized Hungarian Mangalica pig – a native Hungarian breed known for its curly coat of hair, and tender meat.
In fact, the Mangalica is said to be the pork equivalent of Kobe beef with a very thick layer of fat on the top.
While we found the pork chop slightly tough, it wasn’t dry at all with a nice suppleness. The differentiating factor is definitely the natural sweetness of the pork (no gamey or strong iron taste) and the creamy fat.
Pasta, profiteroles, and wine
The Spaghetti Clams and Bacon (RM35.60) was decent – al-dente pasta cooked aglio olio-style with a bit of sweetness to cool down the chillies and garlic.
On both occasions, the Grilled Chards with Garlic (RM16.90) were a good accompaniment to our meat-heavy meals.
We also liked the Profiteroles (RM16.90) – which was a decadent (and not too heavy) finish to the night due to the very dark chocolate sauce paired with vanilla ice cream in between pillowy puffs.
Logan has stocked up a decent selection of wine, beers, and liquor for all your tipple needs. At RM20 per glass, the house-pour wine made our spirits soar and kept our wallets happy.
In sum, Wurst is a place that we’ll be happy to return to many times over.
It’s the neighbourhood deli vibes, the personable service by Chef Logan and the wait staff and the DIY attitude that’ll make Wurst a regular haunt for us.
There’s also a good enough variety of different sausages (and dishes) for a new discovery on every visit.
I guess Wurst is just like life (or a box of chocolate) – you’ll never know what you’re gonna get but it’s likely going to be a sweet experience.
We recommend the paella, sausages and Uruguayan Hangar steak.
Address: 15-G, Persiaran Ara Kiri, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 3pm-12am Daily
Phone: 012-423 4588
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