Of late, things got rather busy as I’ve embarked on a new yet treacherous journey to some unknown destination. Challenging it may sound, I guess it’s gonna be an exciting one… I hope. Each day seems to be like a never ending ones as piles of work are waiting to be finished (or solved) and yet I’ve no idea how to tackle them. And this pretty much took most of my time so much so that I’m starting to neglect a couple of things such as this space of my own.
Yes, I’m that busy that this blogpost was meant to be written and published a couple of weeks ago and yet I’ve failed to do so due to my work load until I stumbled upon old photos of them sitting idle in my hard disk that were waiting to see the daylight of this virtual world. Sad, isn’t it?
Anyway, as the title states, it is a rather a famous joint (they have a branch in Petaling Jaya too!) that is well known for seafood noodles. But what puts me off about this restaurant is that it charges at a rather premium rate for such a unassuming shoplot and the location of it which is in a bustling town of Segambut, a place I rarely visit. It is said that they have been in business for quite some time now, more than a decade ago, with its recipes have been passed down to newer generation that is running the show now.
That said, it is not often that you see a stall or a shop that filled its bowl of noodles with abundance of fresh seafoods unlike some which you can count with five fingers. Somehow or someway, this restaurant has been doing so consistently without skimping its ingredients throughout the years… which I think all restaurants and stalls should learn from them (Restoran Yu Ai).
With the option of either clear soup, curry or tom yam soup, each bowl is cooked separately upon ordering. Customers are able to select their type of seafoods too; namely mussels, clams, squids, cockles, sliced fish and prawns, that they want in their bowl of hearty goodness.
Me being me, I would usually go for curry noodles if I see fit (or appealing enough to make me salivate) as not often I get to have a good bowl of curry laksa except from the one I usually visit at Restoran Kam Fatt. Noodles are optional too with yellow noodles, rice vermicelli (mee hoon), flat noodles (kuey teow) and even instant noodles.
Taste wise, the curry broth was full of kick and spices in it. Thick and flavourful, the broth has the natural sweetness, probably imparted by the seafoods. Not often that I would praise a bowl of curry laksa but somehow, this certainly placed itself at above average mark. And as you can see, each part of the bowl is filled with seafoods of sorts.
Whether it is worth paying the premium price or not for its ingredient, it is up to you to decide. The last I paid was around RM15 (or was it RM17) for a regular bowl and it gets more expensive as the size increases. It is definitely not an every day or week meal, for me at least, but perhaps, it is a good option to consider if you’re running out of choices or when you feel like splurging more for a hawker-style food.
Restoran Yu Ai (Segambut)
No. 42, Jalan Segambut Utara,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates : N 3 11.097 E 101 40.601
Business Hours : 8AM – 5PM.