Saturday, 27 March 2021

Mr Wu Taiwan Restaurant, Damansara Uptown


Who is Mr Wu? Is he famous? heh..heh.... I was at Telekom the other day when I spotted Mr Wu. Well, not the man, but the restaurant.


Eh? Isn't this where Good Pick Noodles used to be? Oh dear. Curious, I visited a few days later.


Mr first visit proved memorable because the server brought my (hot) drink to the table and promptly knocked the cup over.


Another staff rushed over to remove the cup and the poor girl apologized profusely as they quickly cleaned up the mess. I assured her that it was all right, not to worry and I moved to the table behind.


My drink was quickly replaced. For my meal, I ordered the Crispy Chicken Chop + Pork Braised Rice (RM15.90). You can see the menu here.


The bowl contained rice topped with braised minced pork, a slice of tofu, a few slices of Taiwanese sausage, half an egg and pickled cabbage (which I saw described as Golden Kimchi in the menu under side dish). Served separately is the Crispy Chicken Chop.


I loved everything in my bowl. The braised minced pork was flavorful and tasty and so were the sliced Taiwanese sausage. The pickled cabbage perked up my tastebuds with its sweet and tangy flavor.

Special mention for the Crispy Chicken Chop. It was so well executed, very crispy and yet the meat was tender and moist. I absolutely loved it.


I also enjoyed the salty, sweet and pungent chili bean dip.


Due to my good experience, I came back.


This time I had the Cereal Salted Egg Chicken Chop Rice (RM17.90). The deep fried chicken chunks were generously topped with extra cereal which I'm afraid (the taste) reminded me of cookies.


I should have taken the chicken chunks out from under the cereal so that you can see it. I did not get much of salted egg taste (overpowered by the cereal) and again the chicken was moist and tender. What I loved most in this bowl was the soft and creamy omelette. 


While I was there, I saw lots of food packages prepared for delivery. I guess Mr Wu must be quite popular.


I am getting the hang of Taiwanese food (previously not a fan) since the one here seem to agree with me.


I returned for the Taiwanese Pork Chop Ramen Soup (RM16.90). I also put in an order for the Handmade Dumplings-Leeks (5 pieces, RM7.00). 


Although I liked the filling and the dipping sauce, the dumpling skin was too thick and doughy for my liking.


As for the noodles, I am a fan of the pork chop which was crispy and yet so tender and juicy. I was trying to avoid getting them wet in the soup but those that got soaked was still nice even when it got soggy.

Besides the noodles, there were beancurd skin and beansprouts in the soup. I did not like the soup as it had a strong spice aroma - star anise, I think, which reminded me of Taiwanese beef soup. I guess I will stick to the rice sets here.


On my final visit (which I am sure is not the last) I decided to try the Japanese Katsu Chicken Chop Rice (RM17.90).

I also ordered the Fried Dumpling (RM7.90, just to see if the fried version is any good) and a drink, the Season Green Tea (RM6.90). I normally avoid drinks because they bump up the cost of my meal but I was feeling thirsty.


The Fried Dumpling I'm afraid was no better than the previous one.


Due to the thick dough, the dumpling was hardly crispy but was tough and chewy.


On my plate was rice topped with something brown and frilly which I discovered was a fried egg. It was drizzled with soy sauce and was surprisingly nice. 


The generous piece of chicken katsu was not as successful as the crispy chicken chop as it was on the dry side. Maybe this was a piece of chicken breast while the chicken chop was thigh meat. But still, I enjoyed my meal.


I like the food here and the atmosphere is nice and calm. But I do get nervous at the counter as the girls tell me my bill in Mandarin. So I calculate the amount in advance (add 10% service charge) so that I know exactly how much to pay. I found out today that they accept cash or card but not e-wallet.

22 comments:

  1. Aha, finally you found a Taiwan restaurant to your liking. Good good. Taiwan is a good paradise like malaysia so of course there are something for everyone. Thanks for sharing this. I will go for the dumplings because I like dumplings with thick skins and doughy. Let's see when I can next go there.

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    1. I remember you mentioned before that you like thick and doughy dumplings. I thought I might like it too but confirmed that I don't LOL!

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  2. Hahahaha, I just found out that mr wu Taiwan restaurant has been in Sri petaling for quite some time now. Let me go visit one day and see whether the dumplings skins are thick and doughy or not. Yay!

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    1. i did not notice about this place in SP too....After seeing the good reviews by PH, i shall mark this place for my next foodie adventure.

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    2. Mun : Yes, please go an try and let me know what you think.

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    3. Nux V : Looking forwards to your next foodie adventure :)

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  3. We have one Taiwan rice franchise here = Rice King. I hear they have it in Kuching, dunno over at your side. Saw the photos on Facebook, not impressed,,,and not cheap but always very crowded so I never went!

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    1. You might not like the food, so no need to go lah. LOL!

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  4. The food looks good, I like to try a bit of everything, the crispy chicken chop with the minced pork makes me salivate... can imagine the crispiness!

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    1. If dine 4 persons and each orders a different dish, can try a bit from everyone's plate. LOL!

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  5. Ah, I see you approve of Mr Wu. I have to say I approve Mr Wu too based on the looks of his fried frizzy egg (testament that it was deep fried in lots of oil) and creamy omelette. Ooo, I dislike immensely thick and doughy dumpling skins too...especially if they're steamed like that (easier to accept if they're at least pan-fried at the bottom). Although you mentioned that the katsu chicken is on the dry side, it does look nicely fried though. Oh my, the pork chop ramen, they're so generous with the pork I don't think I'd be able to down any sides let alone finish the pork. >_<

    P/S: Did you say the cereal reminded you of 'Cookie'?....hee...hee..hee! ;D I was delighted to learn (from Ellen Whyte's Sunday column) that there's a dog called Cookie too (and guess what colour is the dog...yeah, the colour of a cookie)! There's even one called Butter (so cute).

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    1. Oh yes, I do love the food and the generous portions. I did not know that egg fried like that until so brown and frilly was a thing hah..hah... I will be back to try some of the other dishes.

      Eh, haven't seen Cookie for a while. When is his next blog post? hee..hee.. I must have missed Ellen Whyte's column and shall look it up and read about the canine Cookie. Well if Cookie and Butter (assuming one is male and the other female) had puppies, there will be a bunch of Butter Cookies!

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    2. Butter cookies...you're so funny! :D I should get a female cat then and name her Butter (for my Cookie)...but, alas, my Cookie cannot 'father' any offsprings...lol!

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  6. Looks like Mr Wu is specialized in their rice and chicken chop. I think Mr Wu hasn't come to Ipoh yet. Would love to try because they all look delicious.

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    1. They have a few outlets over here and if they do very well, who knows there might be one in Ipoh in future.

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  7. Finally you found Taiwan food that won your appetite! I like the generous portion and fried pork chop is always one of my favourite orders in Taiwanese restaurant.

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    1. I am happy Mr Wu opened in Damansara Uptown and I am glad I tried it. The pork chop and chicken chop are superb. Me very happy :)

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  8. foods look good! i like TW chicken chop/pork chop. LOL! The cashier at the counter doesn't know English? can ask the bill in English ma....Is not like China/Taiwan where people dun understand English much.

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    1. LOL! One of the girls noticed and now she tell me in English.

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  9. What a memorable first visit. The food looked huge in portion. Everything looked tasty.

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    1. Yes, very generous portions. I like!

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