Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tumis Teak 5 @ Solaris Dutamas

Not one of Solaris Dutamas' most prominent places, but this outlet run by Singaporean couple Rosli & Yani offers enough enticements for a visit or two.

Tumis Teak 5 is part cafe, part furniture store, which kinda helps explain its name.

The menu comprises Malay & Indonesian specialties like this Javanese favorite, "nasi ambeng," rice accompanied by sotong sambal, serunding, egg, crackers & more.

The rice set comes with ayam lemak cili padi, all for RM15. Satisfyingly flavorsome.

The ominously named Daging Maut proved to be beef cooked in a black gravy with lime leaves. Surprisingly tender, but punishingly spicy.

Murtabak Maggi, a treat for fans of instant noodles seeking more ways to savor their slurps. Fun to munch initially, though its doughy-starchy texture eventually left us longing for the meatiness of mamak murtabak.

Paru, tempe & tahu, a triumphant triumvirate, expertly executed. And there's still much more here to order, from ayam penyet to ikan terutup.

Something cold & santan-based, to finish on a fine, not-too-sugary note.

Cold syrup & somewhat ineffectual Tongkat Ali iced tea.



Tumis Teak 5,
Solaris Dutamas.
Same row as Urbano E Fresco & Espressolab.
Open through at least 9pm, closed Sundays.
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17 comments:

  1. they used to be near my house in mutiara damansara. superb recipes, extra spicy cicah's. now after they moved i hardly go to their place anymore :(

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    1. Sarah: glad to hear they've gotten the thumbs up from you. hopefully they'll someday open another branch closer to your neighborhood =)

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  2. Ooooo...love the decor and most especially, love the food!!! My kind of cuisine, that's for sure. Would love to taste all of that!

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    1. Suituapui: i don't delve very often into malay food or indonesian food, but i'm glad this place gave me the chance to. and ya, interesting decor too! :D

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  3. Sedapnya...I certainly have a good reason to travel to that part of the world. Somehow Solaris or Publika is known as the other part of the world that I find a tad far from home. LOL.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, I wouldn't mind having tempe more often. Ooo, I find Solaris quite convenient, though parking sometimes is more difficult nowadays, since more people are coming here, heh :D

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  4. Daging maut.. sounds deadly! Hehe!

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    1. Baby Sumo: death by beef, heheh :D

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  5. Is it not typical Malay cuisine just about every corner in our city.

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    1. Wong: always nice to see a place that prepares these recipes well :D

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  6. Blue and green in that santan dessert - i just cant help staring at it. reminded me of the desserts sold during pasar ramadan!
    How much fr that murtabak maggi?

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, I guess it's a good thing I managed to try the dessert here, since it's been several years since the last time I managed to check out a Pasar Ramadan :D the murtabak, gosh, sorry, I can't recall the price and can't find the receipt =)

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  7. those wood furniture is very nice

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    1. Simple Person: ya, if i lived in a large house, i wouldn't mind buying one of those tables, heh :D

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  8. daging maut is a real killer! last time i had it, i needed 2 beers to wash down the heat.

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    1. Ivan: heheh, ya, it was a near-death experience for me, since my tolerance for spiciness is low. i guess we should learn not to order dishes with such threatening names :D

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  9. I am from London and also live in London. My good friend just sent me this link. I am soooo going to get him to bring me the paru Tempe and Tahu. He is a pilot. So serves him right for teasing me. Love you Bro������

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