30 April 2011

Mimpi Muor @ Mutiara Damansara

Price Range
: Mid-range
Type of Cuisine
: Malay (Johorean)
Recommended For
: Assam pedas-ers
: Yep, no cats!

Assam pedas is truly one of the greatest Malay dishes ever created. It’s amazing what wonders a combination of tamarind, belacan and chilli in a pot can do! Add the daun kesum and you’ve got yourself a heavenly fragrant accompaniment to your rice =)

Finding the perfect assam pedas, however, was quite a daunting task. We’ve come across a lot of places where the gravy is too cair, and there are even some places that make us wonder how they could call it assam pedas if the gravy is neither sour OR spicy! (More accurately, they often taste like water, except that it’s red and has lacklustre bits of daun kesum floating around in it).

Enter Mimpi Muor! The restaurant, tucked away in the relatively quieter side of Mutiara Damansara, specialises in assam pedas. You can choose from four huge belanga of assam pedas, depending on your fish preference: pari, jenahak, merah, and fish head.


They also serve side dishes including stir-fried vegetables, ulam, pergedel, omelette and such to go with your assam pedas.

The assam pedas here is really superb! It’s bursting with flavours, and maintains the perfect balance between sour and spicy. The gravy is also very pekat! (That’s a good thing in our books!) Plus, the fish that they use is really fresh (we had the jenahak and pari) and you can really taste the sweetness of the fish!

Being a Johorean restaurant, they also serve the Southern state’s staples: Mee Rebus, Lontong and Laksa Johor.

On a rather unrelated note, the decor here is super cute!

Although the assam pedas is super nice, we did feel that it was overpriced: RM12 for one small piece of fish and some kuah. RM12! The ikan pari we had was significantly smaller than the palm of a hand! If this place were a bit cheaper, we would have absolutely no gripes about Mimpi Muor! =)

Mimpi Muor
26-1, Jalan PJU 7/16A
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

3.159681, 101.602512

Not too hard to find parking as the restaurant is surrounded by parking bays. 

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