I recently saw a post on William Jumbo Bun (WJB) making the rounds on social media. This neighborhood bakery is known for their large curry filled buns. Chicken curry, mutton curry, fish curry, pork curry … it is all available here. It has been on my ‘restaurants to visit’ list for a while now and since I had a meeting in the area today, it was a good time to visit WJB.
Unlike other visits, for some reason I did not do a quick research on this eatery prior to dropping by. If I did, I would know that WJB is NOT located in a proper shop anymore. Perhaps due to the pandemic, they needed a more affordable location to rent nearby and have since moved to a house. Whatever image you see online of a shoplot with a proper signage is not applicable anymore. They have moved.
If you are not familiar with the area, best use WAZE. As much as it may seem like perhaps the location is wrongly tagged, it is not. It will lead you right to it. Once you are there, do look out for house number 1111A. There is no signboard or any other signs to indicate that William Jumbo Bun is located there. So, keep your eyes open.
There is NO DINING IN, only takeaway and delivery. I was not aware of this either and got dressed up for nothing, lol. I did not call ahead to order and so, by the time I arrived at 12.30 pm, there was only one bun left. It was suggested to me that for my next visit, best call ahead to order, a day before preferably. Since I did not do so, my only option was whatever that was left, which in this case was the Pork Curry Bun. I was soooooo looking forward to their chicken curry option but pork curry it is.
Pork Curry Bun, RM 38
This sure was an XXL sized bun, meant for at least three pax. The size took us by surprise. Sure, we’ve seen the pictures and videos, we do know that we would be served a large bun but I personally did not anticipate it to be this big. Big and cute. Sooooo cute that I felt a tad bad for having to rip it apart to get inside.
As you start tearing into it, you would find the gravy wrapped in plastic. The first 5 seconds would seem a bit anticlimatic because up to that point, you are all hyped up to get right into it, get all messy but then, you come across this layer of plastic that is preventing the very mess you anticipated. Whaaattttttt???? After those 5 seconds though, your brain catches up and you’d realize that this is a good thing. No mess is a good thing, especially for those of us eating in the car.
Once you open up the plastic layer and the delicious aroma of the pork curry hits your nosebuds, it will get your tummy rumbling for sure. Tearing off a piece of bread and dunking it into the tasty gravy was awesome. The best way to enjoy it is to dunk it all in and leave it be for a while, give it time to soak the curry up and then enjoy.
It was delicious, really tasty. I liked it very much. Plain dense bun with thick, flavorful pork curry gravy. Yummm! The gravy also came with a few pieces of potatoes and pork meat. It may seem simple but it sure does fill you up. Burp! Burpppppp!
Would I return to WJB ? Yes, I look forward to trying their Chicken Curry Bun. Remember folks, if you are interested in the large buns here, do place your order the day before by calling the number provided below.
Address: No. 1111A, Jalan 12, Kampung Baru Ampang, Ampang.
Opening hours: Everyday, 10 am – 4.30 pm.
FB Page: William Jumbo Bun – Home | Facebook
Contact Num.: 016 – 391 4412
Signing out now, Ciao.