Tang Shifu @ 1-Utama

Being a bit under the weather recently, I’m glad I chanced upon this restaurant located in the New Wing of 1 Utama. The name “Tang Shifu” translates directly to “Soup Master”, so it doesn’t take much to decipher that this restaurant’s forte lies in its nutritious and nourishing soups. Their food philosophy rests very much on using the freshest and highest quality ingredients with no preservatives. Lots of Chinese herbs are used and they all help in balancing the yin and yang of our bodily needs. Well, at least that’s what I understand, judging from their menu which has little descriptions on the “goodness” of each item served, particularly the double-boiled soups.

There are items which help in “improving sleep”, “rejuvenating skin”, “regaining your voice”, “improving blood circulation”, “enhancing eyesight“… and the 3 vital “R”s – revitalize, regenerate, recuperate … now aren’t these welcoming incentives?

White & Black Fungus with a delightful tangy dressing of organic vinegar – great appetizer!

brown rice
Brown Rice with Chicken Soup – can anything be healthier & more wholesome than this?

The chicken pieces used in the soups are all skinless, which further strengthens their “healthy food” branding. You can have brown rice, brown rice porridge or mee suah (rice vermicelli) served with the nutritious soups.

soup meesuah
Mee Suah with Dried Scallops & Abalone Slices (Set) (RM17.90)

chic soup
Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs

Go for the “dry version” of meesuah if soupy noodles are not your scene. The smooth slippery meesuah was really good, smothered with dried scallops and abalone sauce. You can have this in a set (RM19.90) (which comes with soup and condiments separately) or order it a la carte.

dry meesuah

Set meals come with condiments of black beans and braised pork…

black beans

I love the Steamed Aubergines with XO Scallop Sauce (RM15.90) – it came steaming hot in a little metal wok which kept the tender aubergines simmering throughout my meal. The gentle heat totally worked in the scallop sauce and every bite of the smooth aubergines was infused with the sweetness of the sauce.


I just had to try the Black Sesame Buns (RM12.90) because on the menu, they look so interesting. Well, they did not disappoint… take a look at what’s served…

blk buns

Not so interesting? Haha… well, at first I thought they were just black buns to be dipped and eaten with the accompanying bowl of braised pork. However, when I took a piece and turned it over, I discovered that it’s actually “hollowed out” underneath…

blk sesame collage

You scoop the braised pork into the hollows and this is what you get…. before you plonk it into your mouth!  Despite being hollow, the buns were soft and fluffy and went superbly with the sweetish-savoury braised pork.

blk sesame bun1

Looking at those photos, don’t you think they look like little pestles & mortars?!

There are several dessert items on the menu – mostly double-boiled too. Things which rejuvenate your skin, anti-aging and are generally good for you – hasma, red dates, dried longans, white fungus etc. I tried their Double-boiled Snow Pear with Chinese Almonds (RM6.90), which promised to help me regain my voice and improves my throat.

pear n almonds

Service is quick and friendly … yes, speed is important especially during lunch time! Do check them out the next time you are feeling stressed out and need some healthy wholesome nutritious food to nurse you back to better spirits!

deco collage

Tang Shifu
LG-321 New Wing
1-Utama Shopping Mall
Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7727-2772

Taang Shifu



10 Responses to “Tang Shifu @ 1-Utama”

  1. July 8, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    the braised pork in hollows is pretty ingenious! the buns look like hot stones too.. why so nice one!! I wanna try this dish…

    • Pureglutton
      July 14, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      Yeah the buns look pretty unique – do try them!

  2. July 8, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    i was attract by the black sesame buns and braised pork, sound so good, maybe i could re-create this at home. Thanks for inspire me.

    • Pureglutton
      July 14, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      I’m sure you’ll be able to replicate this at home – easy job for you! Hope to see your posting on this soon :)

  3. July 8, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Attracted by the bun, it’s fun to do some DIY when eating huh :)

    • Pureglutton
      July 14, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      Yes, definitely fun!

  4. July 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    hope you’re feeling a lot, lot, lot better now after that double-boiled snow pear! i wouldn’t mind ordering something to help improve sleep! 😀

    • Pureglutton
      July 14, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      Yes, miraculously my sore-throat disappeared after that! Oh, sleep-improving dishes are on the menu!

  5. July 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I’ve been here once, love the black bean condiment as they’re not salty as we normally find. The black sesame bun looks like stone though 😀

    • Pureglutton
      July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am #

      Hehe, yeah they do look like those hot stones used for massages, lol!

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