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Sarawak Laksa seems like the flavor of the year, so before the end of 2017 I decided to give yet another highly recommended Sarawak Laksa place a try – SALTed at Mutiara Damansara.

SALTed, Mutiara Damansara
SALTed, Mutiara Damansara

As it turns out SALTed does stand for something – Sarawak Authentic Local Taste Extra Delicious!

The restaurant is located quite deep within Mutiara Damansara, and while it is perhaps only 5 minutes away from IKEA and Curve, you can’t really get there by walking from the big furniture shop.

SALTed stands for Sarawak Authentic Local Taste extra delicious, and yes I went for the RM 15 special laksa Sarawak with big prawns and cuttlefish. Worth it! At Mutiara Damansara. #kyeats #porkfree #salted #sarawaklaksa #mutiaradamansara @saltedswk

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The Sarawak laksa comes in three different versions, basic (RM 6) comes with chicken stripes but no prawns, original (RM 9) comes with normal prawns, and special (RM 15) gets you some cuttlefish as well as three pretty large size sea caught “meng har” (明虾) prawns.

Special version of Sarawak Laksa with extra prawns & cuttlefish
Special version of Sarawak Laksa with extra prawns & cuttlefish

I went for the “special” and happy to report that the dish definitely did not disappoint. The broth was thick and flavorful, and the seafood perfectly compliments the meehun and all other ingredients. I also enjoyed the pretty hot sambal as well. Will definitely put this in place in my list of recommendations (which I need to create, I think)

simple menu at SALTed
simple menu at SALTed

Other than laksa Sarawak, the restaurant also offers kolo mee, belacan meehun, and mee Jawa Sarawak. .My mission was only for the laksa, so no I did not try any of these dishes.

map to SALTed, Mutiara Damansara

Address:
SALTed
30-1 Jalan PJU 7/16a,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS3.159828, 101.602412
Tel: 03-7733 4566
Hours: 10 am to 3:30 pm

If you’ve noticed, Tesco Extra at Mutiara Damansara has got a brand new look lately. Since it’s opening years ago, it’s been one of my favorite hypermarkets. We paid a visit to grab some groceries last weekends.

Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara - with new look
Tesco Extra Mutiara Damansara – with new look

The wall of Tesco Extra is now draped with tall glasses that not only gives it a modern look, but allows natural sun light to brighten up part of the interior. The side of the building now has alfresco dining areas set up on the re-tiled side walk, and with plenty of greeneries surrounding the area, it makes a great spot for winding down or to catch a relaxing meal after (or before) shopping.

some of the eateries at Tesco Extra - including Gong Cha, Chicken Rice Shop & more
some of the eateries – including Gong Cha, Chicken Rice Shop, KFC & more

Stepping into the mall from the parking lot, you’ll find quite a lot of restaurants. The familiar faces would be KFC, Chicken Rice Shop, King’s Confectionery, and Jom Bali; but there are also some new comers such as Gong Cha (one of my favorite bubble tea, try their winter melon tea!), T-Break Cafe, Kebab Turki, and more.

store map, price checker, ATM - some of the convenient facilities
store map, price checker, ATM – some of the convenient facilities

Making it convenient for shoppers, you’ll find the store map at various locations, and there are also price checkers and ATMs for when you need to withdraw some cash. In fact, there’s an RHB counter on location as well if ATM isn’t enough to service your needs.

sports, power tools, electrical items, and special promotion items too
sports, power tools, electrical items, and special promotion items too

When you get into Tesco hypermarket, the first thing you’d notice is the promotion aisle filled with products that are on big discounts at the moment. If you’ve been to Tesco you’d know they have a huge variety of everything.

Bicycle? yep, badminton and other sporting equipments? Check. Huge electrical department? That’s covered. If you’re into DIY, there’s a big power tools section as well.

you can't find these products anywhere else but Tesco
you can’t find these products anywhere else but Tesco

Another thing to look for while at Tesco would be the Tesco brand products. These are products that often offers the best value for money you can get anywhere, and from my experience, offers quality as good as other brands.

We grabbed some frozen mochi, eggs, and fried chicken, all Tesco brand. Other than food, you’ll also find household products and many other Tesco brand items as well.

fresh produce, seafood, and a good fresh meat selections
fresh produce, seafood, and a good fresh meat selections

Moving to fresh produce section, you’ll find a very good selection of frozen and fresh seafood (including some life seafood). Love greens? Plenty of vegetables, herbs, and most everything you could find in a wet market.

When it comes to meat, you’ll also find both frozen and fresh beef, lamb, chicken, and more.

express check out counters with 10 items of less
express check out counters with 10 items of less

The other thing I like about Tesco is that they have plenty of check out counters. Even on a Sunday evening we didn’t need to wait in line. If you grab less than 10 items, use one of the many express check out counters.

uncle Bob's chicken, and friendly guys with good selection of dishes at food court
uncle Bob’s chicken, and friendly guys with good selection of dishes at food court

And if you haven’t grabbed lunch from one of the many restaurants on the ground floor, there’s a food court right upstairs as well. Here you find local delights and hawker foods with friendly operators to boot.

That concludes a brief tour of Tesco Extra at Mutiara Damansara. Food, grocery, household products, and more, now with a fresh new look. Time for restocking your fridge yet?