Some friends came back recently and thought what better way to catch up than over food? And an ex-schoolmate of mine just opened Kukus in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, in a way, quite centralized for all of us from the surrounding area. Only annoyance I face with the area is that humans like to double park their cars in the tight single lane road in front of the shops rather than the big car park across the road. Simply because it's "more convenient and it's just for a short while". If it's low traffic period, I've no issues with it but it's a business area and traffic are constantly flowing and when 1 car can't get through, it creates a chain reaction that goes around the block.
Sorry, I digressed. You won't miss the restaurant as the sign's quite clean and big. The shop's pretty new, space wise, the place can sit quite a number of pax. To order food, you basically pick out the dishes or set meals you want from the big signage behind the cashier and place your order at the counter ala Fast Food Restaurant style. By the time you reach the collection counter, the food is all ready for you to collect. But being a new restaurants, there's bound to be some hiccups, especially when there's more customers.
I started my brunch with a nice hot cup of local coffee, half boiled eggs (Telur Onz) and toasts. Quite typical dishes, but the eggs was about 30 seconds over but then, I'm just picky with how I like my half boiled eggs. The coffee wasn't too sweet compared to a lot of kopitiam styled restaurants that I ate in. That's good as some places, despite having a small cup to play with, tend to put more sugar than required and killed the bittersweet taste of the coffee beans.
Next on my agenda was the set meal, They have the Set Kukus Ekonomi, Set Kari Kapitan Cina, Alakazam, Master Dulang, So depends on what you want, the Master Dulang is the biggest portion with a good variety of curry and sambal for you to go crazy with. I went for the Set Kukus Alakazam, it comes with a huge fried chicken drumstick. A good touch by the cashier was asking me the type of sambal I like, from the mild spiciness upwards. It's nice especially for a person like me that's pathetic when it comes to spicy food. I went for the mild one.
The rice was steamed to the right texture, the fragrant is there too along with it, there's some vegetables (which I have no love for and told them to skip on mine so that it won't taint the dish) and fried chicken along with the usual peanut and anchovies. I think aside from Village Park and Ali, Mutu and Ah Hock, this is the other shop that I know that serves such a huge piece of fried drumstick. But then, those two places are the only ones I've been to so if there's other places you think I should check out, do let me know by commenting below.
I'm not going to compare the way the chicken was fried as it's a totally different style. Most important for me is that the skin is crispy even though it left the kitchen for some time and the meat is properly cooked as I've encountered some restaurants that has rare meat around the bones because of the size of the meat.
Would I eat there again? Definitely, not just because the place belonged to a friend (he's based in Singapore anyway) but the food is pretty good too. There's still quite a number of other dishes for me to try so I'll update this post as I eat more.
Restoran Kukus Stim Habis26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel. : +603-7731 3559
Opening Hours : 9:00am - 9:00pm
Waze : https://waze.to/lr/hw283beuh7
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