Eat Drink KL: Tanjung Puteri @ Ara Damansara & Gyuniku Signature @ Taman Tun

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