After having the horrible Hainanese chicken rice in Damansara Uptown, not surprisingly I was pretty less than happy. And because the futsal game was still an hour plus away, I decided to go to another eatery to try out and kill some time by readign newspaper too of course.
One restaurant with a big smiling old lady on their big signboard caught my attention. So after getting without much effort as it was a Sunday afternoon, I cooly walked in and was greeted by friendly waiters and waitresses. The restaurant’s interior is quite cosy, comfortable, and bright too. Only 2 other tables were occupied, understandbly so as it was about 3pm on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The menu is simple and nice, with pictures to make ordering an easier affair. Pricewise, it’s not exactly cheap, as most main noodle or rice dishes priced at about RM7-10. As I was still quite full with the horrible chicken rice, I opted for the dim sums rather than ordering a main dish.
The dim sum selections here are not very extensive, but you can find all the usual and popular ones, as well as some unique dim sums. Anyway, I ordered the Siew Mai (Shrimp with Pork Dumpling) and the Har Gao (Steamed Shrimp Dumpling). I usually uses these two as a benchmark to compare dim sum quality between different restaurants. They took awhile before serving my dim sums as they only steamed them once order is taken, to ensure the freshness.
The Siew Mai (RM3.80) comes in decent size. The shrimp is placed on top of the Siew Mai instead of the usual practise of putting it inside. Tasted not bad, not the best but I like the fact that they are not too porky and nice to bite.
The Har Gao (RM4.80) fared not too bad too. The shrimps tasted fresh but my one complaint is how easy the har gao broke up when I tried to pick them up with the chopsticks. Hmm..or maybe it has something to do with my chopstick skills?
Restoran Grandma Kitchen Cafe has a wide selection of drinks as well. I went for their Soya Cincau (RM2.60) that they served in jar instead of glass. I quite like it as its sweetness was just right and the texture was smooth. And at RM2.60 it is reasonably priced too.
I definitely won’t mind coming back to try out some other unique items on their menu, or to just chill out with friends on weekend. The dim sums tasted nice for sure, but the higher-than-usual price might deter me abit. Besides dim sum, and noodle, they also serve other Chinese dishes (tai chow), so maybe you might want to try them out for dinner with family or friends. The service is of top notch, even though they do not charge you any service tax.
Restoran Grandma Kitchen Cafe
Address: 6, Jalan SS 21/139,
Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03-7722 1886
Operating Hours/Days: 10:30am to 10:30pm, Daily