Friday, August 29, 2008

Soupy Friday @ Yu Ai, SS2

Here comes another Friday (how time flies!) and another two-hour lunch. Today Pauline, Doreen, Soraya, Joanne and yours truly went to Yu Ai in SS2, Petaling Jaya for our makan-makan. It's a soupy Friday because we were about to have our noodles swimming in clear soup or of the savoury variety.

My clear noodle soup with fish balls, fish paste, fried beancurd, and seaweed
Here are Doreen, Pauline and Joanne's orders of the seafood variety in clear soup, curry and tomyam flavours
Taking a closer look at the seafood noodle soup
Joanne bought an extra packet of fried koay teow from the nearby Chao Yang coffee shop for all of us to enjoy - this is YUMMY! (Soraya packed nasi kandar from Nasi Kandar Kayu mamak shop just slightly further down the block - not photographed)

The noodle dishes were OK but sadly they were warm when they're supposed to be steaming hot. They're also quite heavy on the flavour enhancer, MSG because I could feel my migraine coming - that's usually the sign that my food is laden with that substance.

Restaurant Information:

Address: No. 58, Jalan SS2/10, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: +603 7877 8117

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Tea Art: Something interesting happened as we walked back to Pauline's car after the lunch. We were attracted to a mug on display at the T Nature Tea House, which were just a few shops after Yu Ai. The person-in-charged, Ms Chua Yin Yin came out to greet us and invited us into her shop. She is a very friendly person who is well-versed in the art of tea drinking.

She skilfully brewed green tea for us. Hot (but not boiling) water were poured into a cup that is twice the size of the teacups laid out in front of us. Using the cap, she gently stirred the content and deftly poured the tea into each of our little teacups. I took a sip and instantly love the great aroma and taste. She also said that tea leaves (used or unused) can be eaten and has health and medicinal benefits. How interesting! We left without buying anything but I do hope to get a tea set some time soon. This definitely goes into my wish list! (I'm still a coffeelover just in case you're wondering...)

Here's a sample of how a tea set looks like
Photo Source: http://www.oolong-tea.org/

Shop Information:

Address: No. 36, Jalan SS2/10, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: +6012 678 0308 (Ms Chua Yin Yin)