Situated on the border of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) is a hidden gem known mostly to locals. Since it is within the vicinity of Bandar Utama Damansara, Mutiara Damansara and other suburbs of Petaling Jaya, TTDI is well-loved by KL and PJ residents alike. With a lot of eateries in the area, it is hard to know which one serves the best dishes you are looking for. Fret not, we are here to help you with this!
Top 10 Food Places You Have To Try In TTDI
Today, we are here to give you a list of the best food places you should try in TTDI that will make your mouth water. Without further ado, scroll down to find out more!
1. Restoran Chong Thoong Kee
If driving to Ipoh for a bowl of hor fun is out of the question, you won’t go far wrong with this little shop in Taman Tun. Whether you are team hor fun or chicken rice, count on this no-frills restaurant to do both justices. But anyway, the hor fun is definitely the winner. Do check them out!
2. Dotty’s Pastries & Coffee
European style storefront, revealing Dotty’s baking goodness behind the huge glass window. From croissant to cakes, doughnut, brownies, and cupcakes, everything looks so good that you will just feel like dabao all home! Apart from cakes and pastries, Dotty’s has a variety of food menu including all-day-breakfast, salad & soup and main courses. Of course, you cannot go wrong with any order at Dotty’s, but don’t leave without trying their signature salted egg yolk croissant and Salted Egg Yolk Spaghetti.
3. Artisan Roast Kuala Lumpur
Artisan Roast is the place to cure your coffee cravings. They serve high-quality coffee at an affordable price. What really sets them apart from other businesses is their passion and is very particular when it comes to coffee, you could try out their traditional Macchiato and Nitrokopi. Their signature Artisan Roast coffee is one that’s slightly acidic, bold in flavor, and leaves a fragrant bitterness on your palate.
4. Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine
You know what, Indian food does not always have to come in the form of roti canai or banana leaf. Kayra serves authentic Kerala cuisines that enrich your palate with the culture that comes with it. Each dish is lovingly crafted and celebrates the true flavors of Kerala. Adding Kerala favorites Mutton Bone Marrow to your list this Ramadan? Sounds amazing!
5. Aunty Manju’s Banana Leaf Restaurant
What’s unique with the banana leaf rice here? A standard banana leaf rice in Aunty Manju’s is served with five vegetables instead of the usual three. The selection of side dishes here is comparatively better than some of the other banana leaf rice restaurants. They serve chicken, fish, squid, prawn, mutton and crab, all available in curry, masala, deep-fried, kurma and more. Expect a delicious rendition of fried squid and mutton bone marrow curry with a smile at Aunty Manju’s!
6. Foo Foo Fine Desserts
Where most fine dessert cafes are longing to serve the modern version of plated desserts with all the added elements (some which are not even edible), Foo Foo remains timeless with their traditional desserts which are equally as unique and beautiful in their own right. Every element on the dish is edible and serves a purpose where flavors are concerned. Craving for something sweet? Foo Foo is a great place to catch up with friends over their delicious passion fruit pavlova and housemade ice cream.
📍 64A, First Floor, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (Same row as Standard Chartered)
🕛 3pm – 11.00pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays),3pm – 11.30pm (Fridays – Saturdays), Closed on Wednesdays
📞 03-2389 3155
Thursday, oops I mean Thursdvys is a Melbourne-inspired set-up with a feature slant wall that provides the illusion of a falling warehouse – it’s all a bit cool. With a promising menu, Thursdvys offers a full-fledged menu for food enthusiasts to indulge in. Enjoy an early dinner or late night coffee session with your buddies, surrounded by the great ambiance and the great interior. Be sure to have your camera ready for some Insta-worthy photos too!
📍 22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
🕛 11 am – 11 pm (closed on Thursday)
Combining the culinary flair & colorful flourishes of Tokyo’s izakayas & Madrid’s tapas bars, Kouzu aims to be a casual hub for contemporary Japanese fusion dining. Kouzu´s menu, similar to its environment, is a vibrant contemporary mix of Japas (Japanese tapas) yakitori, Japanese pizza, and donburi as well as a variety of salads. If you are looking for a Japanese dining experience with a variety of tasty and value-for-money options in a hip and cool space, Kouzu should be on your list of places to get to know.
9. Mukha Cafe
The best stories are told over a cup of good coffee. Mukha Cafe in the heart of TTDI is willing to hear your story. So, head over their place, unwind while enjoying the taste of your favorite cup of coffee and other delectable offerings. Do try their chicken kebab, signature smoked lamb and salmon tabbouleh. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
10. Der Backmeister
This German cafe serves a variety of pastries and German sausages just like how the Germans would like. Meaning the Bake Master in German, the team at Der Backmeister sure do take their baking seriously. Insisting on using only quality ingredients with no sugar, no preservatives, and no chemicals, all of their bread is made from scratch and naturally leavened with their own sourdough starter. Bread and meat galore, Der Backmeister is the place for you!
📍 40, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
🕛 8 am – 7 pm (closed on Monday)
📞 03-2856 0613
List: Top 10 Food Places You Have To Try at TTDI
Finally, we’ve come to the end of this post, we hope you enjoy reading this list! If we missed out any great food there, let us know in the comments. Thanks and Bye!