Restoran Yu Ai Seafood Noodles @ Segambut

vkeongCurry Mee / Curry Laksa, Fish Head Noodles, Food and Drink, Kuala Lumpur, Non Halal, Seafood, Segambut, With GPS Coordinates11 Comments

Despite the many good reviews about Yu Ai restaurant’s seafood noodles at Segambut, I have to disagree with most of them. In fact, this will be the last place I would consider for a bowl of noodles simply because the soups are just laden with MSG.

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No doubt the noodles are brimming with seafood and they are fairly fresh too. But they also come with a hefty price tag. Do expect to spend more than RM20 if you were to indulge in the most elaborate order with a drink included.

I will be honest to tell you when I was here the first time, I was quite excited too see my bowl of curry noodles arrived. It looked promising and you certainly can’t complain about the amount of different seafood they give. My first sip of the soup made me very happy because it was thick, aromatic and flavorful. Then the reality hits your taste buds, it was all credited to the heavy MSG usage – so much I feel it is borderline unethical.

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So is a food still worth raving about if the success is based on artificial flavoring? You be the judge.

Restoran Yu Ai
42, Jalan Segambut Utara, 51200 KL.
GPS Coordinates: N3 11.051 E101 40.561
Business hours: 8am – 5pm

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11 Comments on “Restoran Yu Ai Seafood Noodles @ Segambut”

  1. kl_fatguy

    Aahha, yes totally agreed with u. Been almost 5 yr never go back there as their price keep increase and increase like KLCC jor. After u eat, surely u will look for more drinks as u consume very much of MSG.

  2. pat chan

    With that towkay soh’s sour face like that, no matter how nice the noodles are, I’ll never go there for food. Their price is so exorbitantly high. Not worth my $. Period

    1. vkeong

      It’s not thirsty. Thirst can be quenched if you drink water.
      For this, it is the dryness in the throat that will linger for a long time, leaving a dry taste in your palate – caused by MSG

  3. Tony Fish

    MSG or monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer as it balances, blends and rounds the total perception of other tastes. There have been research about MSG that is not safe for the human body but there is no significant illness identified yet. It’s therefore always important to follow the general rule of taking eveything in moderation. Never indulge or intake too much of something because it might not be good for the body. With this, I must agree with the post since it diminishes the authenticity of the food flavor coupled with its expensiveness.

    1. vkeong

      Agreed. I have nothing against using MSG because it activates the fifth taste bud. But overusing it for commercial purpose, not very good.

  4. sigh

    It saddens me that people still don’t understand what MSG truly is. Its just a salt for of glutamate acid which is what gives the umami savory goodness in food. That soup base made with bones, kelp and gasp seafood all are filled with glutamate acid. So before you start blabbing on and on bout MSG content think first. Mussells, prawns, lala in abundance, that has overkill glutamic acid content in it already.

    1. vkeong

      There is a huge difference between preparing your soup using real ingredients and using a lot of processed MSG
      And don’t tell me you actually prefer the latter

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