This is the saving grace that I was talking about in my previous post. The place is called Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock. It is alittle hidden from the main roads but this kopitiam is located at Oasis Ara Damansara. A friend of mine brought me to this place because he wanted to surprise me with something; the nasi lemak. At that time, it was fairly quiet as there weren't as many shops/offices as it is now.
This was back in August 2012
Without setting any expectations, I went ahead with my order of nasi lemak with ayam goreng which costs RM9.50 while others tried the Nasi Goreng Ali. As I've mentioned it before, the restaurant wasn't crowded as Oasis Ara Damansara was still quite vacant at that time so our food came pretty fast.
Looks familiar? Yeap. The taste is 99.99% similar to Village Park but with a nicer tasting sambal. Some might differ but anyway, for me, they are the same. The only difference is I don't have to put up with the crappy service, and inconsistant food portion at Village Park in Damansara Utama.
I know food presentation is not a main criteria but if you observe how the staffs at Village Park prepares your plate of nasi lemak, its basically a fast food type of preparation; throw in everything and serve.
Check out the difference in food presentation between Village Park and Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock
May be its difficult to notice the portion of rice given by Village Park and AMAH but just by looking at the pictures, which is more inviting? I rest my case.
Nasi goreng Ali was nice too. Just be warned though, it is very spicy. So if you would like to try this and to be on the safe side, I suggest you tell them "kurang pedas(less spicy)" when ordering.
On a separate visit to AMAH, I tried their Mee Kari; malay style of curry laksa. Taste wise, pretty authentic for a malay style curry mee. They are quite generous with the rest of the ingredients as well; prawns, chicken, fish balls and etc.
The ambiance is much better for a meal. It feels like a kopitiam and the staffs are not rushing around and trying to push each and every order out like its a fast food chain. Food presentation and portion seems to be consistent. The nasi lemak is slightly more expensive compared to Village Park but for the service, food and portion consistency, I would rather dine at Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock.
Yes, I would drive a little further and pay alittle more to have some quality time with loved ones over a nice meal rather than checking on my orders every 10-15 minutes, getting all worked up and complain about food portion LOL.
Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock is located at the same row as Affin Bank but its at the other end. Quite easy to find once you're at Oasis Ara Damansara. Let's say you've entered to Oasis Ara Damansara, drive straight till you see Affin Bank on your right. That's when you turn right(Affin Bank will be on your left now) and drive on till you spot AMAH on your left. It's an endlot restaurant.
Lot B-G-01, Ground Floor, Block B, Oasis Ara Damansara, Jalan PJU 1A/7 (Ara Damansara), Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47301, Malaysia
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