When you hear the word warung, the first thing to come to mind would be a grimy pedestrian eatery which nonetheless serves amazing food. At Don’s Warong, however, you still get the amazing food just in a cleaner restaurant setting.
Opened in Plaza Damas in 2012, Don’s Warong is the new abode of Uncle Don’s after the closure of the Original Uncle Don, which was open not far away in Desa Sri Hartamas for a total of 12 years.
Essentially serving authentic Johorean food, with some other state delicacies thrown in for good measure, Don’s Warong keeps the décor simple—it’s rustic yet chic, thanks to the ample natural lighting and the colour palate. The doodles of dishes on the blackboard are playful and add a much-needed personality to the restaurant, because it is not exactly a warung after all.
As for the dishes, the menu is kept simple, focusing only on fan favourites that you can’t go wrong with. The Mee Jawa Penang Shaari (yes, Penang food can be found here too) comes with delicious prawns that slide off their shell easily while the Nasi Goreng Kampung Muar (Muarians let us know if it really tastes like home after trying it) is fried to perfection and served with succulent Ayam Goreng Berempah.
Our recommendation, though, is the Mee Rebus Johor. The menu describes the dish as “a comfort food enjoyed by many Johorians” and we have to agree non-Johorians may find comfort in this dish too (I sure did). Mix the gravy together with the seafood and noodles and enjoy a bowl of Johor’s best export.
This coming Ramadan, Don’s Warong brings to you the Citarasa Johor Buffet, which includes Nasi Briyani Gam Johor with Daging, Laksa Johor, and Sotong Hitam just to name a few. The early bird price (limited to the first 100 pax) for adults is RM30 nett while the full price for the buffet is RM39. Head to their Facebook page to find out how to make your reservation now!
Heading to the Mont’ Kiara area for food? Check out our review of the newly opened Majapahit here.
*This story originally appeared on sister site UPPRE.