Food Spot: Restaurant Yu Ai

by Audrey Lim, Oct 25, 2007 | Destinations: Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur / Selangor
Curry seafood noodles (left) and tom yam seafood noodles (right)

Curry seafood noodles (left) and tom yam seafood noodles (right)

Curry seafood noodles (left) and tom yam seafood noodles (right)

Located somewhere in Segambut is where you will find the best seafood noodles in town, or in the country for that matter. Serving you a choice of either clear, tom yam, and curry soup, you can choose from a range of seafood to go with your noodles. Available seafood includes fish slices, mussels, prawns, squid, clams, and crabstick. You can also choose the kind of noodles that you want, including kuey teow, mee hoon, mee, lou shu fan, yee mee, or a mixture.

The curry seafood noodle is by far the most popular choice although I prefer the tom yam one. To others, the tom yam noodles may be a little too sourish for taste. For those who prefer something milder, the clear soup is also good. The bowls of noodles are huge, about the size of your face, thanks to the generous amount of seafood that goes into making it delicious. The price used to be RM10 for a regular bowl and RM12 for the large one. The price has now increased by RM1 each. If you want an "economy" priced bowl of noodles, you can have it with fish balls instead of fresh seafood. That one usually comes up to about RM5 only. However, it must also be due to customers' preference that the new menu allows you to choose the types of seafood you want to put into the noodles. Previously, if you chose not to have (say fish slices), they will simply give you additional mussels or other types of seafood. The price per bowl remains the same. With the new menu, the price of each bowl of noodles is dependent on your seafood selection. Therefore, you can really "mix and match".

Because this place is so popular, it is advisable to come before noon or just slightly past noon over the weekends. Try to get a table at the upper floor where it is air-conditioned. The ground floor, where the cooking is done, is as hot as a furnace. Some customers prefer to sit under the trees where there are some foldable tables and chairs. It is cooler there.

The popularity of the seafood noodles had spawned another shop in SS2, Petaling Jaya. The new restaurant is cleaner and ventilation is better; therefore, you can eat your meals far more comfortably than you can at Segambut. As for the taste? Both outlets are equally good.

Restaurant details (for main branch):

42, Jalan Segambut Utara,
51200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel/Fax: +6 012 335 5563

Business Hours: 8 am - 4 pm daily

Cuisine: Chinese

Price Factor: Moderately Expensive

Cleanliness Factor: 3/5

Service: 4/5

SS2 Branch:

58, Jalan SS2/10,
Petaling Jaya,
47300 Selangor