Monday, January 28, 2013

Grand Harbour @ Fahrenheit 88

Docking at Fahrenheit 88's new Grand Harbour for all-day dim sum with a distinctive difference.

Novelties here include animal-themed creations like shrimp dumplings topped with quail eggs ... 

 ... super-cute swan-shaped puff pastry stuffed with thick durian paste (RM8.80+) ...

 ... & mice-like glutinous rice balls (RM7.80+) filled with custard & flaked with coconut.

Bun as teapot (RM6.80+), teeming with steaming-hot egg yolk cream.

Pumpkin pastry (RM6.80+), crisp on the outside, velvety-golden within.

Grand Harbour's a safe port for pork; the siu yok here is exactly the way we like it ...

 ... though the char siew & roast duck might seem unmemorable. Good but not great.

Steamed pork stomach in spicy plum sauce (RM7.80+) supplies a workout for the jaws.

Fabulously fatty pork trotter, cooked in claypot with chee cheong fan rice rolls (RM10.80+). 

Last, not least: Water chestnut cakes (RM5.80+), served warm. Be ready for this jelly!

Pu-er tea, available raw or ripened, in vintages that span a year to forty of aging (the priciest: RM298+ per pot). We opted for the seven-year-aged, RM12+ per person. 

Bonus stop at Fahrenheit 88: Visiting this mall's third-floor branch of Coffee Stain By Joseph.
Entry on Coffee Stain by Joseph @ Solaris Dutamas: June 15, 2012.

Gibraltar latte & Macchiato espresso, both sufficiently satisfying. We like.

Grand Harbour @ LG2, Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur.
Coffee Stain by Joseph @ L3 Parkamaya, Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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34 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for animal-shaped food. So cute!

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, yeah, i especially like food that's shaped like birds! :D

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  2. aww!! Very cute dim summmmmm! something extraordinary I would say!! Kids will love it ! ;D

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    1. Eunice: for kids of all ages maybe, from four-year-olds to eighty-four-year-olds, heheh :D

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  3. looks too dainty n cute to put into the mouth.. ;p
    what about the dim sum's must have, siew mai?? it's still my all time favourite ^*^

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    1. Whoisnell: heheh, for the 'swan' dim sum, I gobbled up the head and neck first :D oooh, all the traditional siu Mai, har Kao, etc are also available. It's a very extensive menu here, with probably half- a-dozen types of porridges too =)

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    2. thanks sean.. will brave the chaotic golden triangle traffic to check it out one of these days ^*^

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    3. Whoisnell: no prob. Of maybe for a weekend lunch. Hope you enjoy this place!

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  4. Swan shaped puff with durian sound good, real durian?

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    1. CK: ya, I think it's real durian. Got the creamy, pulpy texture of durian and authentic flavor, heheh =)

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  5. Wish I could fly home now and bring Mom here! Dim sum + whimsy would make the perfect family day out.

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    1. Elaine: ooo, I can imagine though that HK could be where flights of creative fancy are abundant at dim sum outlets! at any rate, here's hoping u get some quality family time really soon :D

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  6. Bun with egg yolk cream should be my first choice ....... Mmmm!

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    1. Good choice, I think! Fresh, hot and creamy! :D

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  7. Was about to ask you out to check Grand Harbour out:P

    I love the food here. Definitely to my taste buds since its not as oily and salty as many other places. My siew yoke wasn't as nice as yours. Perhaps because I was there for a late dinner.

    The durian puff was good and one of my pals went through 6 of it:D I stayed with my lau sah pow though.

    You must try the sai yong and wah tan hor. Absolutely brilliant!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oooh, you have a good point, it's true that the grease and sodium levels here seem relatively low. Less guilt while we're gorging on our dim sum, heh :D ya, even though I'm not a durian fan, i still happily gobbled up two pieces of the durian puff. The menu is so wide, it seems like repeat visits are necessary. Will look for the Sai Yong and the Wah tan Hor next time, those are two things that I usually don't order often =)

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  8. Eating Dim Sum is like a walk in the park with flowers and birds on the table !

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    1. Wong: heheh, nice poetic description! I like :D

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  9. hehe, i like your post when you got write down the price..
    at least i know whether i can afford to eat or not.
    anyways, nice job for sharing~ =D

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    1. Mr lonely: no worries! Heheh yeah sometimes I don't have the receipt with me while I'll writing the blog entry :D

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  10. So cute! Reasonably priced too. And looks delish!

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    1. TNG: yeah, definitely a lot of positive points for this place. and service is quite efficient too! :D

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  11. Ooo...ooo...time for some dimsum noming! =)

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    1. Ulric: i like places that serve dim sum for both lunch and dinner :D

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  12. All those dim sum are in cute shape, my Sam would be happy to wallop them down!

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    1. Choi Yen: ooh, ya, kids might be happy to see this unique dim sum :D

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  13. those cute animals dim sum are really cute ..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, even adults like us enjoy looking at them :D

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  14. Aiyooo....why la those dim sum @Grand Harbour, so cute wan...very sayang to eat them.

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    1. Melissa: heheh, i guess after taking photos of the cute dim sum, we can feel free to eat them :D

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  15. awwwwww! The dim sums are too cute to eat!!!! what are the swan necks made of?? Dough??

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    1. Vien: yeah, the swan necks actually don't taste very good. Kinda like a cross between biscuit and meringue in texture, but flavorless :D

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  16. I love their creative dim sum and desserts. Plus 10 for effort! The taste in on the healthy side which is good too.

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    1. Kelly: oh yeah, kudos to the chef! There's quite a surprising amount of imaginaion in the menu here. And you're right, low in grease too, heh :D

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