Wonder Food Adventure at 1 Utama Food Street

Last month, I was super excited to be part of a food adventure for bloggers, called Wonder Food 新食力, which was held at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Why is it called a Wonder Food adventure? Well, simply because you can now visit 1 Utama to satisfy your cravings for authentic local street food without going all the way to Penang, Melaka or the rest of Malaysia! (ノ>▽<。)ノ

1 Utama Wonder Food adventure
1 Utama is the 4th largest shopping mall in the world, and with it being less than 15mins away from my house, it's no wonder the mall has practically been my second home since I could remember. Also probably the reason why I'm a shopaholic, with malls sprouting up everywhere in the last few years, lol.

Before starting our food journey, we were given a special 'passport', which was our 'license to eat'. ψ(`∇´)ψ Now, without further ado, let me bring you around 1 Utama's Food Street on a gastronomic Wonder Food adventure to explore and savour the varieties of eateries available there! (*⌒∇⌒*)

Passport to eat!
Proceed with caution: may cause extreme drooling and hunger pangs! 

Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights

Ko Hyang's menu consists of a variety of mouthwatering Korean food. This was my first stop, and I was feeling pretty hungry, so I ordered the Bi Bim Bap, with is the popular Korean mixed rice that you often see in dramas and stuff.
Bi Bim Bap
The food tasted pretty good, and the service was quite fast and efficient. I'd love to go back and try their soup-based dishes sometime. :D

Oyster King

I won't lie - this little shop is the one I frequent most often with my family when we want to have a bite to eat.
Fried oysters
Fresh oysters
The fried oyster with egg, commonly known as 'or jien' 蚝煎, is a signature favourite, along with their fried rice. They also have other dishes such as deep fried oysters and fresh oysters. The service here is good, and the food is always tasty and fresh.

SS2 Goreng Pisang

If you fancy some delicious, sinfully good fried banana fritters (and other local fried snacks), this is the place. The original SS2 goreng pisang, or friend banana fritters, is located under a tree at a corner in SS2, Petaling Jaya, and it's so popular that they decided to open one in the shopping mall. No more going round and round looking for parking space and then waiting under the hot sun for your fried snacks! ;)
Fried banana fritters, or pisang goreng
They actually tasted even better than I remembered - sweet, crunchy and not too oily. ( ̄ー ̄)

Ninja Joe (Non-halal)

Ninja Joe pork burgers
Ninja Joe serves pork burgers in a variety of flavours, from original to black pepper, teriyaki, and a whole lot more. They also constantly add new items and expand their menu, so it's fun to check out what's new every once in a while.
On weekends and public holidays, the store can get a bit crowded due to limited seats, but the food is served fast (it's fast food, after all) and there's even a huge LCD TV to distract you while you wait for your number and collect your food.

I Love Yoo!

For those who are tired after a long day of shopping, or just want a simple and affordable bite to eat, I Love Yoo! is the perfect place.
Their fried you tiao is the main attraction, as well as their soya bean, tau fu fa and porridge (not pictured). They don't fry a lot at once, so most of the time you'll get fresh, piping hot, crispy you tiao to accompany your porridge and soya bean. The manager also recommended I try their tau fu fa, which turned out to be surprisingly nice. 

Seaweed Club

I'd always passed by Seaweed Club while walking around 1 Utama, but this was my first time trying their food. The menu is simple, with a few different flavours of seaweed rolls (similar to popiah) and a few types of tea. I chose the Original flavour seaweed roll, and rose tea. I love rose tea. :D
The food, albeit simple, was presented well, and the staff were very friendly and efficient too. This is definitely one for the health conscious, or looking for an alternative to tea with biscuits. I'm definitely going back for the rose tea, lol!

Molten LAVA Churros

I remember eating this when LAVA first opened at 1 Utama, and feeling surprised that Spanish churros were like you tiao, except sweet. They make it fresh when you order, so although you have to wait a little, you'll always get some piping hot churros.

Food Box (Non-halal)

Pandan (green) and gula melaka (brown) kuih ko se
Food Box was opened not too long ago, and I was quite curious about what kind of food they served. Their extensive menu has lots of affordable rice and noodle choices for lunch. I was feeling rather full by this point, so I just tried their kuih ko se. The brown (gula melaka) one was nice, and at RM2.80 for 2 pieces, it's definitely a tea-time snack that won't break the bank. I'm looking forward to trying out their rice choices for my next visit.

Vivo American Pizza and Panini

At Vivo, I joined a few other bloggers and we ordered these 3 dishes to share. The portions were really generous, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The star of the table was definitely the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice-cream, haha!

Picture credits to FiSh :)
It was definitely a food adventure to remember! Special thanks to 1 Utama and The Butterfly Project Malaysia for this wonderful opportunity. (✿♥‿♥)

1 Utama Shopping Centre - www.1utama.com.my
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A. Snowbunny said...

Oh my lord, I would be there every. Single. Day. That all looks beyond delicious.


Mizu said...

I've been to One Utama once , and agree, that floor is heavenly especially for Japanese dishes. Hopefully I can come again later :)

Michelle Tang said...

I wish I could find so many good eateries in one place at where I live. Haven't eaten a bowl of decent tau fu fa since forever. :(

fungi said...

wao!! looks so delicious :)