Friday, March 22, 2013

Tanjung Puteri @ Ara Damansara & Gyuniku Signature @ Taman Tun

Swooping on two suburban stops to slurp on soupy noodles: Ara Damansara for prawn mee & Taman Tun Dr Ismail for beef kuey teow.

First: Oasis Ara Damansara's Tanjung Puteri, where patrons can enjoy Port Weld Mee Udang, straight from Perak's Kuala Sepetang coastal town.

Salleh Stall's one of Kuala Sepetang's most enduring haunts, serving Mee Udang since 1956.

The Mee Udang costs RM12 in Kuala Sepetang's original Salleh Stall; here at the Ara Damansara outpost, customers must fork out RM25. But the outlet operators assure us that it tastes exactly like the real deal.

Six super-sized, succulent prawns with noodles in a broth that brims with beautiful brininess.

Speaking of beauty, take a peek at Gyuniku Signature, which opened in TTDI this year, easily becoming one of this neighborhood's nicest-looking eateries. If Gyuniku's name sounds familiar, that's because this is the offshoot of a well-entrenched outlet at Desa Sri Hartamas.

The mixed beef koay teow soup special (RM16) is Gyuniku's highlight, flooded with beef balls, brisket, shank, tendon, tripe & ox tongue.

The broth's clean-tasting (though it could be even more flavorsome), while the meat has succulence to spare.

Penang white coffee to wash everything down. Gyuniku also offers a handful of northern island specialties, including what we hear is a not-bad chicken lor bak.

Tanjung Puteri @ 38, Oasis Village, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara.
Mon-Sun, 9am-10pm

Gyuniku Signature TTDI @ 109, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Mon-Sun, 12pm-930pm
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28 comments:

  1. Prawn noodle looks darn good...

    Love the decor at Gyuniku Signature TTDI. The beef noodle does look good. I wonder if they serve it with laifun?

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, that's ol' school prawn noodles, I think, with heaps of udang gemuk :D ya, it looks like they put a great deal of effort into the design of gyuniku ttdi. I think they will allow some special requests for customization here, as long as they have the necessary ingredients. The staff seems quite friendly :D

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  2. I wonder how big those prawns are. Here, they use freshwater prawns - udang galah...not many 3 or 4, cut ion halves...and they charge RM30 now! I would not bother going to eat, not at that price.

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    1. Suituapui: oooh, ya, the price of prawns can be painful! :D

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  3. yep, that mee udang is exactly what I need to have right about now

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    1. KY: it's quite a heavy lunchtime meal! =)

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  4. Gyuniku Signature looks nice. Should visit there to have some noodles and take photos, hehehe

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    1. CK: ya, i think you'll be able to take some very nice pictures at gyuniku! and you can also cool down by eating some cendol there :D

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  5. such a nice setting in Gyuniku! ^___^

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    1. 女飞侠: yaa, it's a very charming restaurant :D

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  6. Would choose the beef noodles over mee udang. I guess RM25 is a wee bit too expensive especially when they are charging half of the price at the original place.

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    1. Chong: true, the beef noodles are definitely as satisfying as the prawn noodles. and in terms of convenience, taman tun is more accessible for me compared to ara damansara =)

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  7. RM12 to RM25?! doubled!
    I like the interior of Gyuniku Signature. Has that old n rustic feel... ;-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, i guess prices will naturally be cheaper in kuala sepetang compared to ara damansara =) ya, the interior of gyuniku is wonderful. has a real intricate design :D

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  8. Wow.. the mee udang looks so good! 6 prawns!! I guess the price difference makes up for the time you save from traveling to Kuala Sepetang! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, it's prawny pleasure indeed! :D heheh, and ya, the owner says the prawns are also brought over to ara damansara from kuala sepetang, so we definitely gotta factor in the transportation charges :D

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  9. I love the design of that place! Look at those textures walls. What fun!

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it really feels like a restaurant that's been lovingly created :D

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  10. Gyuniku Signature TTDI - the rice, noodles, popiah, tee nya kueh, mua chee.. ahh i love that it's so close by! :) And you're right, I love the decor too, but no wifi, so I dont visit so often!
    by the way, the soya bean is very good (well not as diluted as commercial ones with actual soya bean aroma!)

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    1. TNG: oooh, ya, it sounds like a lot of things on gyuniku's menu are worth sampling! i like soy bean milk, so i should try the one here! :D

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    1. Wong: yeah, it's a hearty portion, two can share! :D

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  12. Gyuniku sounds like a japanese restaurant to me. I love the furniture, the interior touch of it! TTDI has many nice environment eatery/cafe isn't it?

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    1. Jean: yeah, u're right, it's definitely a very japanese-sounding name. and ya, ttdi has many interesting eateries. i really like the furnishing here at gyuniku too, it's unique and has a lot of character and soul :D

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  13. Mee udang Salleh Stall Port Weld at Ara Damansara very outstanding taste! Pricing was so fair deal. At Port Weld/ Kuala Sepetang Perak (Main Outlet) for "Super Special"(5nos. of huge prawns)is RM18 and at Ara Damansara, Sime Darby Village is only extra RM7 with price of RM25 only better than travelling to Perak which cost saving of petrol, toll fees and time spending. Congratulations and thank you from us, Mee Udang's lover!
    -Eugene

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    1. Eugene: glad you enjoy it! yeah, i think the price is still reasonable :D

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  14. People who complain that the prawn noodles are expensive probably never bought prawns in the market, in their life.

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    1. Ramesh: heh, my grandmom would probably say the prawns are pricey (but then again, she lives in malacca) =)

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