Tut’s Egyptian Eatery
Tucked away in a corner of 1 Utama Shopping Centre is the newly opened Tut’s Egyptian Eatery. Started by Egyptian brothers-in-law Mohamed Zein and Mohamed Tarek Diab, this casual eatery is a good place to bring the family for an introduction to Egyptian cuisine.
The picture-heavy menu is filled with a mix of Egyptian dishes alongside more familiar offerings like salads, roast chicken and side dishes like fries and garlic bread. For fussy kids who don’t know what they want, get the popular traditional Koshari mixed grain bowl – rice, pasta and noodles all in one dish. Other traditional dishes like the kofta, hawaoshi (baked meat foldover), molokhia stew (made with a vegetable native to Egypt) and the om ali bread pudding (for dessert!) all make an appearance as well.
While waiting for the food to be served, kids can amuse themselves with the placemats – colouring page on one side; interesting, informative illustrations about King Tut (whom the restaurant is named after), the food they’re about to eat, or the ingredients that go into their dishes on the other. The bright colours, funky hieroglyphics on the walls and friendly staff all add to the fun and casual vibe of the place. LG333A, New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7688 4597/fb.com/tutsmy). Daily, 10am-10pm.