Restoran Yu Ai @ Segambut – The World’s Best Curry Mee
“The Worlds Best Curry Mee”. That may seem like a bold statement to make, but man, I have been across the world, I’ve tasted my fair share of Curry Mee’s, and even my favourite place in Penang cannot compare to the wonderful, deliciously decadent bowl of noodles that you will indulge in at Restoran Yu Ai in Segambut.
How to get there? I can picture it in my head, and it’s not that hard to explain, so imagine this. You head along the Jalan Duta – Segambut Highway, then you reach the roundabout (the BIG ONE, that crosses Jln Kuching). Go straight across, 12 o’clock, and hang a left at the T-junction traffic light. Keep right, and turn right at the first traffic light. The gleaming beacon of unassuming ecstasy awaits you towards the end of the shophouses on the left.
Get there early because they close by 5pm, and are packed during lunch. You can sit upstairs in the air-conditioned area, but we went for the full on authentic experience downstairs in open air.
Lil’ Chef has been talking about Yu Ai for awhile now, and how much he loves it, so it was only fair to assume that it must be out-of-this world. And for me, it was.
It’s a really simple set up, and I understand that they only serve one thing; Seafood Noodles. But you can have them with three kinds of soup; Curry, Tom Yam, or a plain broth. Apparently, if you want to mix both Tom Yam and Curry, you can! I chose the small bowl of Curry Mee (which looked enormous, from what I spied from the neighbouring tables), and the friendly lady asked me what kind of noodles I would like. I stared at her in shock. I had a choice?
“Koay Teow, of course!” She looked at me a little strangely, as it’s not often one has this soup with Koay Teow, but there was no judgement. I liked it already.
Not long after, a sizeable yellow bowl appeared in front of me, overflowing with seafood.
Mussels, clams, prawns, squid, the works!
I was in heaven. I dumped in the entire bowl of chilli oil that came on the side, and slurped down the divine, rich coconut broth.
It was warm, and comforting, and bursting with herbs and spices, with a hint of sweetness from the coconut. There was so much flavour in the soup that I wanted to lick the bowl when I ran out. And the surprising thing was, that even with all that seafood, it didn’t taste fishy at all. Simply magnificent!
I took a quick snapshot of the giant cooking pot that contained the magic broth, and wondered whether it had ever been empty in its lifetime.
It was like the magic porridge pot that never ran dry.
Curry mee anywhere else will never taste the same again, and I highly recommend this place for a truly satisfying meal. Next time I go, I will order the ‘Large’ bowl.
Restoran Yu Ai
42J Jalan Segambut Utara
Phone: 012 335 5563