PETALING JAYA: With many larger and newer malls within the space, it coud be stated that 3 Damansara, positioned in Damansara Kim right here, has seen higher days.
However this can be altering for the higher: a brand new anchor tenant has seemingly begun to reinvigorate the once-dying mall.
NSK Grocer has arrange store within the basement of the constructing and, extra importantly, it has introduced with it an hooked up eatery.
Kafe Ruuma had its mushy launch on Aug 1 and, ever since, workplace staff and different patrons have begun thronging the foodcourt-like premises come midday.
Fortunately, the choices on its menu are very promising, because the FMT Life-style crew found on a current go to.
The café, conveniently positioned proper subsequent to the grocery store exit, affords a surprisingly intensive menu predominantly made up of native favourites.
Extra importantly, regardless of being mall meals, most of this stuff are moderately priced.
The rojak buah (RM7.90) – our native model of fruit salad – is a lovely appetiser with which to begin your meal, and even complement a fundamental dish.
The vegatables and fruits are contemporary and crisp, slathered with the aromatic black sauce Malaysians know and love; and the dish comes topped with crackers, sesame seeds, and peanuts, all of which add a pleasant crunch with each mouthful.
Undecided about your fundamental course? You may’t go mistaken with the Malaysian traditional, nasi lemak rendang ayam.
Priced at RM10.90, the nationwide dish is paired with a aromatic hen rendang, which has a wealthy santan flavour and creamy texture.
There are additionally choices akin to nasi lemak biasa, nasi lemak ayam goreng, and nasi lemak kari kambing.
Sambal generally is a divisive matter for nasi lemak lovers, as some want it candy and others spicy. The model at Ruuma lies on the delicate aspect, which can not attraction to everybody, nevertheless it ensures these with a low tolerance for warmth are additionally in a position to get pleasure from their meal.
In the meantime, Ruuma’s asam laksa (RM7.90) is not going to disappoint in case your style leans in direction of a tangy, barely spicy, and densely textured noodle dish.
The model right here consists of many of the parts you’d count on in a Penang serving: a soup thick with chunks of mackerel, sweet-sour sliced pineapple, and piquant uncooked onions.
The boiled egg is a slight departure – as is the absence of mint, changed with considerably forlorn-looking lettuce.
Some may want noodles with a bit extra chunk, though when real starvation strikes, that is unlikely to be of concern.
For those who’re feeling significantly peckish, the wantan noodles can also be a great choice. It might sound expensive at RM11.90, nevertheless it comes with greens, a number of wantan, and a beneficiant piece of tasty fried hen (extra on this beneath)!
Its springy noodles are properly seasoned in a savoury darkish sauce, and well-complemented by the zesty crunch of the greens.
The fried wantan are respectable, though they could possibly be a bit crispier as these are clearly ready upfront. Soupy wantan can be a great, even most well-liked, substitute.
One other tasty merchandise on the menu is the white curry mee, which isn’t a simple dish to execute. From a Penangite’s discerning palate, Ruuma’s model good points a thumbs-up.
The broth carries simply the correct amount of santan with sufficient spiciness within the chilli paste to provide it a kick.
At RM9.90 per bowl, the beneficiant portion consists of two giant prawns, some lengthy beans for that further crunch, tau pok (bean puff), and a whiff of cockles.
The yellow noodles are springy sufficient, though the feel may fail to dwell as much as what you’d savour at different extra well-known curry mee stalls.
So you probably have a favorite go-to location, Ruuma’s model may fall brief; in any other case, it’s actually adequate to nurse your repair.
This all stated, the spotlight amongst Ruuma’s choices needs to be its sinfully delectable deep-fried hen.
Piping-hot, crispy pores and skin coats the juicy, tender meat – even the breast items, which could be notoriously dry and difficult – and, better of all, it’s well-seasoned all spherical.
There are 5 ayam goreng combo units to select from, from the two-piece hen, one aspect and one mushy drink for a person, to the 20-piece with six sides and two bottles of sentimental drink for a gaggle.
The perimeters – potato chips, potato wedges and coleslaw – are standard however tasty. You can too benefit from the fried hen with the abovementioned nasi lemak or wantan mee.
Lastly, for a candy ending to your meal, deal with your self to a refreshingly chilly ais kacang, the right deal with to outlive this heatwave!
To be taught extra about Kafe Ruuma’s choices, take a look at its Facebook profile.
LG-17 B, 3 Damansara Mall,
3, Jalan SS 20/27,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Enterprise hours: 10am-10pm day by day