This eatery has been around for at least 2 years but I somehow missed its existence. Yea, despite being a frequent visitor to TTDI, I seemed to have overlooked Dua. Most probably because of it being located on the first floor? That make sense. right? Usually, your eye catches whatever that is obvious, out in the open, on the ground floor. You would rarely check out what is upstairs, unless you make a conscious effort to do so. Yup.
So, where is Dua located? On Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad. Know where Pizza Hut is – the one and only, at the entrance into TTDI? and also Mosin Restaurant? There is the row of shops opposite it, right? You’d see Domino’s and right next to it, one floor above is where Dua is located.
The eatery had a nice feel to it. It was cozy and inviting. Lots of things were mismatched here – their color theme, decors and etc. but it all somehow worked real well together. I like how they arranged the whole place as well, bigger groups had a more open space seating whereas smaller groups had their own corner that came with some privacy.
Customer service was good. The lady that attended to us was friendly and more then ready to assist us with whatever questions we had. Food arrived fast and looked good, tempting. Upon tasting it – it tasted delicious, yummy! At that point, it was around 8 pm, dinnertime and we were the only customers there. For a minute, I felt kindda sad for them because their food tasted very nice and to have just a few customers tasting this awesome goodies – it sucks. I thought maybe the fact that they were located on the 1st floor, many people may not know of them. About 20 minutes later though – I was ready to take my sentiments back because people kept flocking in. For real. Large groups of families, couples, friends, they kept coming and coming. In no time, the eatery was 3/4 full. I was amazed. I guess when you serve good food, it does not matter which floor you are located on, people will keep coming.
Nasi Kerabu Salted Egg Chicken, 12 ringgit + Nasi Bojari, 15 ringgit
Ooo man, both the dishes were delicious. The Nasi Kerabu was finger lickin’ good. The salted egg chicken was perfectly cooked, meaty and tender on the inside, crunchy and chewy on the outside. I liked that they gave me good amount of the salted egg gravy – which was real tasty, I could have just slurp it all up on its own. Many eateries gives you just enough gravy which often meant it was hardly enough but here, they give you enough. It was buttery, sweet, the curry leaves gave it an added rustic flavor – very nice. On top of that, just in case the salted egg gravy wasn’t enough, they also provide you with a bit of ‘Perchik’ sauce. This too was yummy, it was thick and flavorful but yea, I was soo into the salted egg gravy that this was more like an afterthought, lol. Just mixing everything up and eating it was utterly satisfying.
The Nasi Bojari, ooooo yes, another mouth watering dish. It came with Biriyani rice + egg + pickled vegetables + Squid sambal + Chicken Rempah. The Chicken Rempah was aptly named, I must say. Why? because every bite was flavorful and packed with spices. Literally every mouth. It was a big piece of thigh, with plenty of meat on it to last you till the last mouth. Notice the bits of fried ‘rempah’ scattered all over it? Real nice. Imagine having those bits of fried ‘rempah’ with a big chunk of meaty, spice loaded chicken and a spoon full of biriyani rice – utterly delicious. The Sambal Sotong was sweet, which complimented the rice and the spiced chicken very well. Loved it.
Would I head here again?
I certainly would. My experience here was very good. Food was good, customer service was good, The environment and ambiance was good. I certainly will be back.
Address: 12A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI
Opening hours: Everyday. Weekdays, 12pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm. Weekends, 12 pm – 11 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.