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 Damansaras Tanjung Puteri, where patrons can enjoy Port Weld Mee Udang, straight from Peraks Kuala Sepetang coastal town.
Salleh Stalls one of Kuala Sepetangs most enduring haunts, serving Mee Udang since 1956.
The Mee Udang costs RM12 in Kuala Sepetangs 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 neighborhoods nicest-looking eateries. If Gyunikus name sounds familiar, thats because this is the offshoot of a well-entrenched outlet at Desa Sri Hartamas.
The mixed beef koay teow soup special (RM16) is Gyunikus highlight, flooded with beef balls, brisket, shank, tendon, tripe & ox tongue.
The broths 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.
Gyuniku Signature TTDI @ 109, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.