09 July 2013

Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak @ Restoran Sri TTDI, Shah Alam

Price Range : Budget 
Cuisine : Malay (Nasi Campur) 
Recommended For : An Omega 3-loaded lunch 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Not at all  

A few weekends back, a mild craving for ikan patin was a good enough excuse for us to up and leave to Temerloh for lunch. Having a chronic craving for the fatty freshwater fish on a weekday like today, however, it seems Temerloh is hardly an option.



Fortunately, there’s always Sri TTDI. Fondly referred to as Restoran Merah (due to its red fa├žade), the restaurant is our current go-to for a piping hot bowl of Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak. The dish is traditionally from Pahang, home of the patin fish, and perhaps is an acquired taste. The amazingly flavourful fish is cooked in a broth consisting of turmeric, chilli padi, asam keping (tamarind peel?), shallots and the star of the show: tempoyak (the less-exotic English translation of this would be fermented durian). The gravy is stocked with the fish’s natural flavours and fantastically-accented with the sourness of the tamarind peels and tempoyak, and sweat-inducing spiciness of the chilli padi.


The best part is you can choose from more than 30 different lauks to have alongside the fish! From different types of kerabu to sambal udang petai, to siput sedut masak lemak, to gulai kawah, we were spoiled for choice (which was a pleasant problem to have)!


Pricing is a wee bit more than the usual nasi campur joint, but still reasonable. A plateful of rice with three types of vege, one huge bowl of ikan patin, and a drink totals up to RM8.50.


We were too full for desserts, but look forward to returning and trying one of their many pengats!


Restoran Sri TTDI
A-1, Jalan Saujana Indah 3
Taman Perindustrian Saujana
Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Jaya
40150 Shah Alam

How To Get Here:
With Space U8 on your left, go straight on. When you reach the traffic light, go straight on and standby to turn left. You should see a Restoran Ikan Bakar Maju (also a red restaurant) at this point. Restoran Sri TTDI is in this same area of shops.

Opening Hours:
Not too sure on the hours specifically, but they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

GPS:
3.105056, 101.559545

Parking:

Roadside parking available around the restaurant area, but quite a challenge to find a spot

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