Friday, July 31, 2009

Grandmama's @ Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

The wait for Grandmama's launch has been excruciating. As soon as it opened, we hurried here for their inaugural lunch and were rewarded with a satisfying meal. The two of us finished five dishes and could barely crawl back to our respective offices to resume work.

We have little experience with fish head noodles, but this was the best version we've ever tried. Loved the milky, tangy soup, a blend of tomatoes & salted vegetables complemented by shallots & scallions. The chunks of deep-fried fish were fresh & hearty.

Sang har meen. Not as good as Soo Kee's but better than Souled Out's. The prawn roe & egg broth was as lip-smackingly rich and creamy as promised.

Sang har hor fun. An interesting change from the crispy noodles that usually accompany these succulent freshwater prawns. The flat rice noodles were silky smooth, but we think we'll stick to the sang har meen.

Char kuey teow. Smoky and flavourful; if only they included cockles in this.

Free-range chicken rice. No complaints. The steamed meat was tender and wholesome, combining well with soft, moist rice and the chilli sauce, sesame oil and light soy sauce.

Refreshing Kiba (banana & cherry juice) and Watermelon & Lychee juice.


Grandmama's,
Pavilion.
Tel: 2143-9333

16 comments:

  1. yummmms, and in pavilion comfort too! sounds like the kind of place that will be super-packed all the time except if it charges pavilion prices. does it?

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  2. oh at Pavilion? guess its been some time I've been there.
    which outlet this one took?

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  3. Long time I haven't step into Pavillion already. Anymore interesting outlets opening up soon?

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  4. carolyn: it will be super-packed by next month! prices are madam kwannish ... most items cost below RM 20, though the sang har meen is RM 30
    j2kfm: this took over zen on the 6th floor
    nomad: hmmmm nothing notable as far as i know...

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  5. gilanya..5 dishes between 2 fellows?????

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  6. joe: yeah, luckily both of us were guys, so can finish the food :D

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  7. sean, next month is tomorrow. :p

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  8. it still wasn't packed last night! it is very much like madam kwan, most dishes are affordably-priced save for the sang har meen and fish head noodles. the sang har meen is scrummy to the last drop!
    ~haz

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  9. Oh happy day! Something worthwhile eating in Pavilion finally!

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  10. carolyn: oops, heheh. ok, i forecast super-packedness for lunch and dinner in two weeks...
    haz: try the sang har meen at medan imbi for an even better version! :D
    lemongrass: pavilion isn't as bad as 1 utama!

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  11. ah! so.. this is DE grandmama.. im gonna hv2 try the sanghar mee for myself.. find it hard to trust shopping mall SHM.. but il take ur word for it.. for now.. :P

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  12. ciki: i'll eat my hat if u're disappointed! ;D

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  13. eh just noticed u ordered the kiba. for some reason hubby also ordered the exact same drink last night. weird. lol
    ~haz

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  14. it had a unique, intriguing name! :D

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  15. CKT with NO COCKLES? Aiks...
    Don't think I can resume work after such a heavy lunch! =P

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  16. yar, dunno why they excluded cockles. hmmmmm...

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