The PJ area is no stranger to a variety of local and international food, ranging from old-school kopitiams and restaurants to speciality and contemporary cafes. But one of the areas that do not receive much fanfare (at least when compared with more popular neighbourhoods like SS2 and Damansara Uptown) has to be Damansara Perdana. Located beyond 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Mutiara Damansara, let’s take a look at 7 Recommended Dining Places In The Otherwise Underrated Damansara Perdana.
1) Yung Gee Beef Noodle
As a fan of beef noodles myself, I have tried several good places such as Kedai Kopi Lai Foong and Soong Kee in Petaling Street and Beef Bowl in SS15 Subang. Then, there’s Yung Gee Beef Noodle located in the seemingly quiet neighbourhood of Damansara Perdana (over the weekend, at least). The restaurant serves various types of beef noodles, including beef balls, beef meat, tripe and tendon. And if you don’t mind paying an above-average price for a bowl of beef noodles, they even have the Signature Sirloin Mee. Having tried the beef ball version, I particularly enjoyed the beefy goodness of the rich dark-coloured broth. The beef balls are equally tasty too. Upon ordering from the menu, you get to choose your preferred noodles, namely yellow mee or hor fun (flat rice noodles).
Address: 16-1, Jalan PJU 8/5E, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
2) Skohns Canteen
Here’s another recommended eatery in Damansara Perdana and this time, it’s a halal restaurant serving mainly Western food. Coincidentally, Skohns Canteen is located just opposite Yung Gee Beef Noodle. The restaurant itself is decked out in a casual kopitiam-style setting and what sets it apart is some of the pop-culture photo displays on the wall, namely the iconic Pulp Fiction poster.
Some of their signature and popular meals include Spaghetti Carbonara, The Bapaq Ayam and The Skohns Ultimatum burgers. They have Philly Cheesesteak too, which consists of a soft and fluffy hotdog bun filled with juicy grilled beef, sauteed onions and cheese and served with crinkle-cut fries on the side. The White Chick is just as good, with deep-fried chicken chop blanketed in a thick and creamy mushroom white sauce.
Address: The Place, G-13, Jalan PJU 8/5G, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
3) Kafe Sarawak
Looking for some comfort Sarawak dishes around the Damansara Perdana area? Kafe Sarawak has them all, offering their various specialities like Kolo Mee (one of customers’ most-ordered dishes), Laksa Sarawak and even Tomato Kuey Teow. Despite the name of their cafe, they also serve some of Johor dishes such as Laksa Johor and the bestselling Asam Pedas Claypot with Rice, Fried Egg and Salted Egg. Prices are reasonable while the cafe’s overall cosy environment deserves mention as well.
Address: 60-1, Jalan PJU 8/5B, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
4) The Humble Food Company
If there’s one thing worth mentioning about The Humble Food Company, it has to be their affordably-priced Western and Asian fusion dishes. Here, they serve comfort dishes ranging from pasta (their Carbonara comes highly recommended) to pita (e.g. beef, lamb) and even interesting fusion selections (Kam Heong Pasta, anyone?). Apart from their Damansara Perdana outlet, The Humble Food Company has several other branches including in Desa Pandan, Shah Alam and Bangi.
Address: 39-1, Jalan PJU 8/5A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
5) Restoran TK Chong
Here’s an old-school Chinese restaurant that has been around for many years. Regular customers often patronise Restoran TK Chong for its famous Ipoh kai si hor fun (flat rice noodles with shredded chicken). Expect a comforting bowl of slippery goodness of flat rice noodles and tasty broth, coupled with shredded chicken, prawns and chopped spring onions. Other than kai si hor fun, they also serve chicken rice with oyster sauce and prawn wantan soup.
Address: 5-1, Perdana Business Centre, Jalan PJU 8/5I, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
6) Pasta Boy Cafe
This family-run cafe serves plenty of Western and local dishes. But if you are a first-timer visiting Pasta Boy Cafe, you have got to try their signature Mongolia Chicken Chop Spaghetti. It’s tasty and filling. And not to mention it’s reasonably priced too, given its overall generous portion. Some of the other dishes available here include Clam Meat Spaghetti, Spicy Seafood Marinana Spaghetti and fried rice varieties. Do keep in mind they close on Sundays.
Address: G18, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
7) Fat Tea Macanese Food
Ever tried Macanese cuisine? Well, they have one here called Fat Tea Macanese Food in Damansara Perdana. Their menu combines an eclectic mix of Asian fusion dishes derived from Portuguese, Cantonese, and African flavours. Among their bestselling meals include Minchi, a hearty rice dish filled with assorted ingredients like minced pork, fried potatoes and fried egg. They also have the quintessential Macau-style pork chop bun and of course, scrumptious Portuguese egg tarts.
Address: LG05, Emerald Plaza North, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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