Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pork Ribs Prawn Mee - Restoran TTDI Utama, Taman Tun, KL

Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2 (Behind Celcom and its side facing Secret Recipe)

Tucked in a very visible junction, Restoran TTDI Utama commands everyone's attention. I am wondering how much the tenant is paying for the rental. It is always packed esp. on Saturdays. In the early 2000's I used to go there for my breakfast after sending my son to the nearby Lorna Whiston.

It has lots of stalls therefore spoilt for choice and funnily limited tables capacity. So the turnover per table has to be quick. I will go for prawn mee with pork ribs toppings and their "kaw yoke/nam yue" dumplings.

Prawn Mee with Pork Ribs. Small - RM4.20. The soup base has little MSG and comes replete with prawny goodness both in smell and taste. Obviously lots of bones were used to get up to stock soup richness. The ribs were well marinated, tender and came off the bones easily. I suspected it was also marinated in some prawns' sauce (if there is one).
The "kaw yoke" (KL speak) and "nam yue" (Ipoh speak) dumpling is rectangular in shape and open ended on both ends. It has a premium piece of juicy pork belly leaking lardy sauces when bitten. The only complain is the machine-made pastry. It is not up to mark. RM1.90.


Little Inbox said...

You can hardly avoid MSG from outside food.

worldwindows said...

Yes I agree and whoever dares claim on non-usage of MSG will definitely add sugar another deadly additive!

550ml jar of faith said...

Excellent tip! I've been going through a Prawn Mee phase, quite frustrated with having to wait for trips back to Penang for real good ones. Must try this!

backStreetGluttons said...

Such kopitiams in the best locations ( ya space high rental for sure ) will not last long before super cash rich Old Town White Coffee or Pappa Rich & Mamasan Wealthy strikes them in their sleep !

Enjoy while you can ! We dread about the slow death of the good old days

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I hardly eat prawn mee in KL, as I find them lacking in taste. I indulge in Penang! =)

fatboybakes said...

whats lorna whiston?
and what pastry is machine made?

aiyo, i havent been here in yonks... must revisit. i am surprised at bangsar babe's comment...okay wat, the har mee in KL....

Selba said...

Yummy.... the names are cute... the KL speak kinda sounds like cantonese, not sure for the Ipoh one.

foodbin said...

the chai kueh sold outside is good too

Food For Tots said...

I used to go there for breakfast before going to work. The vegetarian pao is my favourite. You can also find another nice prawn mee stall at a nearby corner coffee shop (opposite KFC).

teckiee said...

hmm ribs marinated with prawn sauce?.. the har kou?

worldwindows said...

Faith... Penang is good hunting ground, as well as Ipoh!

BSG... You are in food business?? and should be an old hand fending off or are you part of it:)

BB... The wait is too long unless we can control our time and have great companions.

FBB... Not related to food. Lorna Whiston is an English Development Centre for kids.

Sorry I mean the dumpling's dough was machine-kneaded. BB has set exacting standards for Prawn Mee.

Selba... both Cantonese but different usage. One describe the meat (KL) and the other the sauce (Ipoh).

FB... Have not tried that, will do when at it again.

FfT... Actually 2 more corner coffeshops along the same 2 rows. Seems to be crowded lunch hour.

teckiee... My guess only, the ribs taste very good but I find figure out the spices and sauces used. CSI can help:)