(Coordinates: 3° 6' 38.50", 101° 41' 5.50")
As with most Sundays I woke pretty early this morning and
went about my usual weekend routine including moderating and administering my
car club’s official website, www.primeperdanaclub.com
Browsing through my two favourite ‘makan’ sites, Malaysian Most Wanted Food
and Openrice Malaysia
I stumbled upon this japanese restaurant. Described as a hidden gem of a place
that’s reasonably priced, my interest was definitely peaked.
Soon as Brendan and Cat woke up and showered, we punched in
the coordinates and made our way to Taman Bukit Desa. We are unfamiliar with
this part of town and if not for the GPS navigator we would be hard pressed to
locate the restaurant.
It was indeed a treasure concealed within a residential area cuddled up among rows of terrace houses and located right in front of a
condominium. It was a diminutive and narrow shop with 'strategically' spaced chairs
and table, very Japanese indeed. The Udon however, more than made up for the
tight seating arrangements.
|right across Desa Villa Condominium|
|quiet suburban settings|
|simple, clear and concise|
|taking in the sights|
|free-flowing green tea at RM1|
|waiting to be served|
Brendan ordered the Kitsune Udon (literally means fox
noodles, wheat flour noodles served in hot soup and topped with seasoned
aburaage - thinly sliced deep-fried tofu), Cat tried the Kakiage Udon (wheat
flour noodles served in hot soup and topped with Kakiage, a kind of tempura in
which different ingredients are mixed together in tempura batter before being
deep-fried) while I sampled the Tan Tan Udon (wheat flour noodles with spicy,
red chili oil soup, ground pork, preserved vegetables and green onions).
|Brendan's Kitsune Udon|
|he looks pleased|
|Cat's Kakiage Udon|
|chopsticks at the ready|
|my Tan Tan Udon|
The verdict? Hands downs some of the best wheat flour noodles we’ve had so far. Then again, we have not been extensively exposed to
Japanese cuisine so don’t hold us to this. Like we've said in the past, we're no food critics but we know what we like.
|I kid you not!|
And the damage? A mind-bogglingly respectable RM23.00
including free-flowing green tea at RM1.00 a pop. Everyday food for the
everyday person? Heck yeah!