If you’ve been in Selangor long enough (or maybe just for a visit), you’ve probably heard of an area called Ara Damansara. Ara Damansara is one of the highly sought-after residential townships in Petaling Jaya. Residents can enjoy a contemporary living here, filled with well-connected transportation systems, shopping malls, education institutions, medical centres, country clubs and more.
Even so, Ara Damansara has something else to offer that will make locals, and visitors want to travel here; and that is their food! Here’s a list of delectable dishes that you can find here in Ara Damansara that will make your mouth water, and come back for more.
Tom Yam Soup
If you’re craving a little spice in your meal, why not go for mouth-watering Thai food here? Yes, you can have a taste of authentic Thai food without travelling to Thailand!
Diners can go for a nice and warm bowl of flavourful Tom Yam Soup in Ara Damansara. This dish packs a punch with its sweet, spicy and sour flavoured soup cooked with prawns. Although the typical Tom Yam Soup has seafood in it, some eateries also have chicken as an alternative. Pair this soup with a side of rice, and you’ll be satisfied and filled for the whole day.
You can get some authentic Thai food and fantastic Tom Yam Soup at Restoran Thai Nyonya in Ara Damansara. They also serve up plenty of delicious Thai fried rice, noodle soups, mango salads and seafood dishes here.
Buttermilk Crabs and Salted Egg Cuttlefish
Visitors at Ara Damansara can also try out some fresh seafood cuisines for a hearty meal. There are a few restaurants that serve fresh seafood around the area. But not every eatery can cook up delicious crabs that make even the locals frequent there many times.
With that said, diners can try mouth-watering seafood cuisines here at Lala Chong, Ara Damansara. It is a seafood restaurant famous for its crabs, but locals also love the salted egg cuttlefish here. The buttermilk crab is a must-try, as the huge crabs are cooked perfectly in a sweet and savoury butter sauce.
Not only that, but the salted egg cuttlefish is also a local favourite. The cuttlefish is fried to perfection along with some salty and savoury taste from the salted duck egg. Besides these, diners can again try a wide array of seafood cuisines cooked in different styles too. There are also clams, prawns, fish and other menu items such as chicken, fried rice, noodles, vegetables and bean curds.
Halal Dim-Sum and Other Chinese Food
Ara Damansara is the place to be for some delicious Chinese-Muslim cuisines. More specifically, diners can try halal Cantonese style cooking with Southeast Asian specialities at the famous Restoran Mohd Chan. With that said, there are loads of food here that are worth a taste. If you’re having a hard time choosing what to eat, then let us recommend you to start with the halal Dim Sum.
Diners can find delicious Dim Sum here at this eatery. There is a variety of food you can eat such as their best-selling Chicken Siew Mai, Crispy Fried Fuchok Roll, Halal Loh Mai Kai, Golden Salted Egg Bun, Giant Chicken Bun, Chee Cheong Fun, Siew Bao and more. They are over 30 steamed and fried Dim Sum awaiting you to indulge in!
Besides the mouth-watering Dim Sum, diners can also enjoy a variety of other halal Chinese cuisines. For example, other menu items here consists of steamed fish, fish fillet, fried fish, squid, prawns, crabs, clams, beef, chicken, vegetables, tofu, soups, fried rice, noodles and desserts.
Who says Village Park is the only eatery with good-tasting Nasi Lemak? If you can’t travel to Village Park, don’t worry; there is also a great place to have mouth-watering Nasi Lemak here in Ara Damansara. It is none other than at Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock Kopitiam at Oasis Square.
This eatery is famous for its wide variety of local delights. You can find almost everything here from fried rice, noodles soup, Chee Cheong Fun, laksa, roti bakar and many more. However, their Nasi Lemak earns a reputation among the locals for its great taste and portion.
Upon every order of Nasi Lemak, diners will get to enjoy a plate of fragrant rice, served with a side of fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber, an egg, and a sweet but not too spicy sambal paste. The best part is, diners can opt to pair this dish with fried chicken or with sambal sotong.
Get your local cuisine fix at Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock Kopitiam today!
Korean Side Dishes and Kimchi Soup
Want a taste of Korea? Why not? You can have a taste of delicious Korean food here in Ara Damansara. One of the best places to have your Korean food fix is at MiMi Korean Restaurant.
The unique feature of this eatery is that customers enjoy their side dishes a lot. Usually, we tend to focus more on our main course, but MiMi Korean Restaurant went the extra mile by providing you with delectable bursts of flavour right from the start! Not only that, but the Kimchi and seafood pancake is worth a try too.
Another hidden gem located in this eatery is the Kimchi soup. Upon every order of this dish, diners will get a hot bowl of spicy Kimchi soup cooked with vegetables and other meat. We recommend all the non-spicy eaters to share this dish instead and not torture yourself!
Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping)
Here’s a place where you can get one of the tastiest grilled pork skewers and other Bangkok street food; it is the Jatujak Bangkok Street Food at Ara Damansara. If you’re looking for a taste of Bangkok, then you should give this eatery a try and order their famous grilled pork, otherwise known as Moo Ping.
The pork pieces are marinated and grilled to perfection. Its meat is crisp on the outside, but tender and juicy on the inside. It is truly worth a try! Besides that, you can also try other grilled proteins as well such as grilled fish, grilled lamb, grilled squid sambal and more.
Don’t forget to try their other Bangkok food items like Pad Thai, Mango Salad, Green Curry, Tom Yam, Tum Tim Krob and Mango Sticky Rice dessert!
There you go! Not only is Ara Damansara a comfortable and convenient area to stay in, but this township is also a food haven to all the foodies out there. Give these foods a try for a complete experience at Ara Damansara!
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