Monday, 17 September 2012

Annie 1 @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

I had passed this shop many times before as Uptown is just a throw away from my place but never really tried their food.  Today, I decided lets go in and try the food and to see if their claims of being authentic is valid.

We arrived here around 1 pm and the place was extremely crowded. Somehow, as another table emptied, we grabbed the seats. Shocked to see the neighboring restaurant quite empty and this to be so full. 

Annie 1 Restaurant
I was specifically curious to see if the Wan Tan Mee and the Mushroom Sauce Chee Cheong Fun was up to the mark in comparison to the one in Menglembu Ipoh. Having got our seats, its more like a self order system here. You go through the menu card and place your orders by self filling the order chits, quite similar to other Kopitiams. Then each table comes with a 'Call' bell and then the waiter comes and collects the chit from you. Of course, they do not respond immediately and I had to press at least twice with 5 minutes interval. I don't blame them anyway, it was just too packed. The came the waiter and he did not even verify the order with me, just took it away to the counter. There goes the courtesy, even the boss does not move an inch out of his cashiers stool. Well, business is very good as I can see it.

White Coffee @ RM 3.00
Only after 15 minutes, did we even get our drinks. They must be seriously under staffed and keeping the customers waiting is surely not good. The first to arrive was our white coffee as you can see above. Well, I have tasted White Coffee in many places but this one, was truly the same as per the one you get in Ipoh. The cup size is a large on too and wort the price of RM 3.00 for this. 

Mushroom Sauce Chee Cheong Fun @ RM 4.20
Then came my dish, the Mushroom Sauce Chee Cheong Fun. Well, this dish was good and is up to the mark as per their claims. The mushroom sauce was just right, not too starchy with no MSG taste into it. The portions were quite big too.

Dry Wan Tan Mee @ RM 5.90
Here, the menu is quite flexible, just like the hawkers. You can choose a variety of options on what you want inside your noodles. For example, the above is RM 5.90 because it comes with Char Siew and a small bowl of Soup with 3 Wan Tan's in it. 

Wan Tan Mee + Sui Kau Soup = RM 7.50
Well, my brother's order was to include the above Wan Tan Mee plus a larger soup which comes with the same 3 pieces of Wan Tan plus another 2 pieces of Sui Kau and this totals up to RM 7.50 . Taste wise, it was good and tasted the same as the one in Menglembu. Finally I got to verify this hehehe.

Dry Curry Noodle @ RM 5.90
My dad ordered this Dry Curry Noodles. The noodles were okay but the curry was flat. Something was definitely missing from the curry and this was a let down. Maybe we should have ordered the Curry Laksa instead.

10 Pieces Wan Tan Soup @ RM 4.00
We also ordered an additional bowl of the Wan Tan Soup for all to try. The Wan Tans were definitely good and the soup was lovely, though I know they are using some MSG here, could trace the taste.

Yam Cake @ RM 3.00
The Yam Cake is highly commendable...truly delicious. The only thing is that for three small pieces, the price of RM 3.00 was a little over charge. This is in my opinion but definitely no regrets on the taste.

Us Having Lunch at Annie 1
On the whole, it was worth it. Just a couple of things which they need to improve on some of the processes and dishes. Their notable signature dishes were up to the mark though. Payments must also be done at the counter. Please do go early to avoid disappointments as they are quite punctual in maintaining the opening and closing hours. I don't blame the staffs as they are surely exhausted with the number of patrons visiting.

The Address:
Annie 1 Restaurant
18-20, Jalan SS21/58,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours : Mon-Fri – 7.30am – 9.30pm, Sat-Sun, PH – 8.30am – 3.30pm

GPS Coordinates :3.137292,101.622545

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