Saturday, January 12, 2013

Little Heritage House @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Little Heritage House calls itself a "Straits Chinese kitchen," serving traditional Nyonya favorites in a setting that seethes with culture-rich heirlooms from simpler times.

Launched this month by Penang-raised CK & Alain, Little Heritage House could turn into a second home for folks seeking one of Section 17's most ravishing eateries.

The menu's short & sweet, with items available a la carte or in wallet-friendly sets. A large serving of sambal petai with omelet costs RM38+, but it's as tasty as expected, thanks to the pleasurably fresh stinky beans, flavor-packed chili sauce & perfectly fluffy egg.

Deep-fried saffron-marinated black pomfret (RM36+), commendable for its moist firmness.

Nasi ulam Nyonya (RM22+), a welcome alternative to steamed plain rice.

Salted veggie duck soup (RM6+), acceptable but not admirable. Malaccans do this best!

Sago Gula Melaka (RM6+), a crowd-pleasing choice, abundant with pearls.

Our highest recommendation, however, goes to the excellent bubur pulut hitam (RM6+), sumptuous with black glutinous rice & mata kucing fruits.

Barley & chrysanthemum beverages, steaming hot & fairly fragrant.

Have we stepped back to 1960? For a minute or two, it might feel that way here.

The outlet showcases a treasure trove of private collection dinnerware & coffee table reading.

All things considered, we like this place; it's friendly & welcoming, offering satisfactory food. Prices seem steep, but cost-cutters can check out the RM20-RM25 set meals.

Little Heritage House opens for lunch & dinner daily.

Little Heritage House Straits Chinese Kitchen,
23, Jalan 17/56, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Same row as The Gastro Project & Decanter, behind Bistro a Table.
Tel: 03-7932-1810
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31 comments:

  1. They do have lovely deco items... hmmm... maybe the food is not as top-notch eh?

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, the intricate details of the decor here are quite impressive. i guess the food has a decent homemade feel, but it's probably more or less on par with many other nyonya eateries, heh =)

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  2. Oooo...so very nice! I love such places. Door's open - not air-conditioned, I guess? Something like Muat Restaurant at Tengkat Tong Shin...but this one';s nicer. The food at Muar, I like!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i like these places where the owners pour a lot of passion and heart into their restaurants. you can really sense their enthusiasm :D ooh, it's air-conditioned inside, i think. it didn't feel warm or stuffy at all =)

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    1. Suituapui: ya, thanks for the reminder about muar restaurant. it's still open, i believe. i drove by sometime last year, and the lights were on for dinner :D

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  4. seldom see Herritage restaurant concept especially in KL area.. PJ is also part of KL too~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, this place has an interesting penang/malacca feel to it. and an interesting location in the middle of some modern shophouses in PJ :D

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  5. Their concept is 90 percent similar to 'The Wok '( in Damansara & Puchong) restaurant! The pulut hitam really triggered my salivary production! ;P

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    1. Eunice: true, parts of this place did remind me of the wok (which I like). One big difference is that the wok serves pork, heh :D ya, I almost didn't bother ordering the Pulut Hitam, but am glad I did, after the restaurant owner recommended it =)

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  6. Really costly actually.. and now it seems that Sect 17 is the new publika??

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    1. Tng: yeah, I was surprised at the bill at first, since we ordered the food without having an a la carte menu to look at. Basically the restaurant owner was advising us what was available for lunch :D and ya, the row of shophouses behind bistro a table is now blossoming with a few new f&b outlets =)

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  7. The deco looks nice and with the natural day light, I think would be nice to take photo there. :)

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    1. CK: ya, I think you'll be able to get quite a lot of pretty photos here. And the owners are friendly, they seem happy to see customers taking pictures of their place :D

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  8. My goodness that sounds crazy good!

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  9. Oh my! The Nasi Ulam Nyonya looks so tantalising =)

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    1. Ulric: I'm a fan of all variations of Nasi ulam :D

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  10. Place looks lovely. Very much like a Peranakan home!

    Must say the very vibrant looking sambal petai omelette is my main reason to be there:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, congrats to the owners for creating this place =) heheh, i'm a sambal petai lover too! addictive :D

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  11. Hi Sean,

    Do u know whether this rest serves pork?

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    1. Renaura: the restaurant does not serve pork =)

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  12. It looks nicely done - love places with a bit of charm like that! Petai and omlette would have me...although seems quite a high price...worth it?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, it's charming without being kitschy. very nice :D yeah, unfortunately, the petai and omelet cost nearly double what i expected it to cost. on the plus side, it was actually quite a large serving, heh =)

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    1. Kenny: absolute ambrosia! :D

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  14. Hi There .......I Would Like To Contact Owner Of This Restaurant Kindly Contact Me At 016283 6739 Thank You
    Regards Ricky

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  15. Hi There .......I Would Like To Contact Owner Of This Restaurant Kindly Contact Me At 016283 6739 Thank You
    Regards Ricky

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