“We are going to have Egyptian food for lunch today,” I told my friend while walking towards Tut’s.
“What’s Egyptian food?” my friend asked.
“I have no idea,” I paused before replying.
Expectations: Egyptian drinks leaned towards the sweet side. From the left – Egyptian Lemon Mint (RM8.00) [Top pick!]. Sobya Milk (RM7.50). Kiwi Pineapple Mixer (RM8.00). Tropical Tamarind (RM7.50) [Top pick!]There’re 10 sides available on the menu and the best-selling ones would be the Tut’s Dynasty Fries (RM4.50) and Sweet Potato Fries (RM4.50), both of which I’d highly recommend. The Dynasty Fries came heavily breaded, coated in Tut’s secret herbs, and was addictive on every fry-full!
There’re 5 homemade sauces to compliment the sides – Cheesy, Nutty, Smoky BBQ, Tahini Sesame and Chili Sauce. My favorite would be Nutty and Smoky BBQ. It goes well with literally everything! What’s your favorite?The Hawaoshi Baked Meat Foldover (RM17.90 + one side dish) came toasted panini-styled, tucked with savory minced beef fillings. There is also a lamb option available.
It was my first time having Molokhia Minced Leaf Stew (RM9.90 + one side dish) and I kind-of liked it! The soup was made from a combination of imported molokhia leafs, fine butter and herbs. It had an interesting texture, which may be a little too sticky and buttery for some however. I enjoyed it nevertheless.The Koshari Mixed Grain Bowl (RM14.30) came with an abundance of goodness greens and was one of the favorites of my meal. The meat-free bowl of harmonious goodness came packed with a blend of pasta, rice, lentils, onions and beans. Remember to dunk and eat it all together! The Herbal Hot Plate Chicken With Baked Rice (RM25.90) was equally enjoyable. The grilled chicken thigh was juicy and seasoned just right, served with potatoes and peppers, sticky baked rice and melted cheese. Delicious!The Ra Roast Chicken (RM16.30 + one side dish) on the other hand, came nicely charred and grilled, though a tad dry for my liking – perhaps it was my usual perference towards the chicken leg part instead.Expectations: Egyptian desserts tend to lean towards the sweeter side. The Om Ali Bread Pudding (RM9.80) was served warm, with milky and nutty bread pudding underneath, topped with 2 scoops of Sangkaya ice cream. Next to that, the Nutty Nile Nougat (RM7.50) had a rather confusing texture – imagine having ice cream that don’t melt.
My first taste of Egyptian cuisine was not only interesting but also enjoyable all in all. My top 3 picks at Tut’s would be the Tut’s Dynasty Fries (winner!), Koshari Mixed Grain Bowl and Herbal Hot Plate Chicken With Baked Rice.
Thank you for having me once again.
Tut’s Egyptian Eatery is located at:
Address: LG333A, New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-7688 4597
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm Daily.
Food Blog by: Spicy Sharon