I have been using this road so often for the past 2 years since I work around the area, and pass thru this place countless time, that one of the reason it caught my attention was a mini signage outside the house and got to know its actually a restaurant not a house. Told my colleague many times about this place yet still manage to drop by until recently Eric and Jennifer bring me here. 😀 – Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe
Update: Jan 2016) HAd move to Jaya One
Rumahku is a humble place that tug along busy street of Jalan University ( directly opp the hospital) with a single story build up bungalow converted to restaurant and you will be amaze of the concept when you walk in.
The owner design the dining place that provides homey ambiance by reflecting 3 ethnic races of our country in each room.
Decoration of the restaurant is rather simple but the feeling to be in here is just unique.
Upon looking at the menu, surprise by the price at first and followed by serving variety of food from local to western.
I started with a cup of hot coffee. as roasted fresh daily, will be robust in flavour and perfect for early morning with my half boil egg and toast.:D . For coffee lover this is one of my recommendation! Mango Lassi, that taste of smoothness.Then one of my favourite in the afternoon is the Ginger Lemon Grass Tea, definitely a thirst quench drink this hot afternoon. Just refreshing. Recommended!
Tuna Cutlet, at first I thought it was something simple from the snacks that we can obtain in ramadan market or pasar malam and it definitely proof me wrong that it is filled with Tuna. .
Fried to perfection in golden yellow brown and filled with solid ingredients yet it is soft from inside crispy from outside. As the taste of curry powder is mild that did not over power the taste of tuna and can be addictive if you have more
Yam Basket Chicken, is a dish from Chinese menu and they manage to cook it exactly Chinese style. Yam is fried to crips as it is that yam is soft in the inside and filled up with pan fried vegetable which is flavourful.
Curry Laksa that serve in fiery red that might let you think its spicy and do not let the colour deceive you. Filled with coconut base cream curry and we just love the taste of it. Thick in soup flavour and spicy level is just nice to our liking. something you should look out for as it serve along with generous amount of ingredient.
I always thought that Green Curry Chicken would end up being Thai style, as the chef improvise it to their version. Cook the curry till dry and well coated onto the chicken and serve along. Food presentation that attracts us on the first impression.
I always need to have my meal with a plate of vegetable as Mixed sauté vegetables is fried along that mantain the freshness of the vegetable and crips of lotus root.
As we are pretty full by this point and Indonesian style Claypot prawn was serve upon. Aroma of the curry flavour trails onto the air makes us cant wait to take a sip of the curry. The taste of the curry is superb, a bit mild spicy that is not too thick, that will goes very well with a bowl of rice and fresh prawn that cook along is medium size. I just drink the curry like soup. Love it~
Rumah Ku Spiced Honeyed Salmon is a bit more towards local western style that serve along with fried rice. Fried rice is aromatic, as salmon is well marinated with honey and mild spices flavour at your tongue is just nice. – Recommended!
If you opt for more local flavour then Sambal Chicken would be your choice. Chicken is being grill and cook along with curry to ensure its coated well onto the chicken. Well marinated.
I am totally impress on this restaurant that serve fine and delicious food and I have been returning to this restaurant couple of times. I must say that this is one of the hidden gem in PJ area that serve good HALAL food. Since now its Ramadan month, definately one of the place to Buka Puasa. Recommended restaurant. According to some of the bloggers, some of them mention that their Brickfields outlet taste better. Well, its up to you to try it out.
Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe
(PJ)6A, Jalan Universiti,
46100 Petaling Jaya.