Food Search: Taman Menjalara

by Sunny Lim

Taman Menjalara is a fast growing gourmet centre in Kuala Lumpur. Sandwiched between Taman Bukit Maluri (the first housing estate in the vicinity of Kepong) and Desa Park City (a high-end residential area), the shop houses are turned into gourmet restaurants sprouting along all the roads.

Taman Menjalara has plenty to offer to food lovers who enjoy seafood prepared in many delectable ways.

Western food, Indian cuisines, Thai food and “tim sum” are all hurrying to the finishing line of the gourmet race to attract customers.

The hive of activities is noticeable in the early evening of normal days and the peak is at weekends and public holidays.

Thanks to the width of the road to accommodate the inevitable double parking and the tables that found their way into the most needed parking bay.

Coffee shops in the morning make a roaring business but give in to the restaurateurs when dusk sets in.

Seafood is the main attraction. Steamboat in soup and “tomyam” has the competitive edge as a choice from its many delicious recipes.

Due to the increased developing taste of people, seafood and similar gourmet foods are becoming a high demand. The high protein, low fat combination that most seafood boasts, is not a wonder why people today enjoy what seafood could offer.

Eating seafood in moderation, the protein incorporated in our diet provides essential oils such as Omega 3 fatty acids. The health benefits of seafood consumption give us the reason to enjoy our favourite seafood dishes.

When you think of seafood think of Taman Menjalara – The sumptious and succulent prawns are ready to be served!

Ah Seng the durian seller was excited when he saw me with a notion that I was from the TV station. No, I am a kommunitikini correspondent and a Citizen Journalist for malaysiakini. To Ah Seng, I was speaking German since I could not explain in Hokkien dialect or Mandarin either.

We compromised. When the next customer came by, I would do the recording and he to his sales antics.

He can be contacted for home delivery – 016 6148182.