Eat Drink KL: Grub by Ahong @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grub by Ahong @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Malaysian chef Ahong Yeang has some interesting ideas up his sleeve at Grub, tackling casual Western favourites with a few personal twists - start with the fried French quails with roasted grapes (RM9.50), then check out the beef signatures: steak & chips, showcasing a 300-gram striploin that's recommended rare, complemented by ulam jambu (RM39), or smoked brisket with coconut gravy, pickled cucumber, potato salad & white bread (RM30). 

The food here tastes market-fresh, evidenced by the grilled white fish fillet with clams, squid & prawns in a light soup with pasta & a sourdough bun (RM25). For an unconventional coupling of red meat & seafood, the pan-fried lamb loin with clams & ramen in a shellfish broth (RM35) is built for big appetites, like pretty much every hearty, competently executed recipe here. If you have a sweet tooth, end with the sarang semut caramel hive sponge cake with wild honey & whipped cream (RM12). 

Ahong & his friendly team work very hard to try to satisfy customers with a fuss-free experience that may keep many of them coming back, especially patrons who prioritise princely portions at fair prices. Corkage is only RM2 for now; a convenience store across the street sells a bottle of red for only RM30-plus, but skip that & bring your own.

Grub by Ahong & Friends
608, Jalan 17/10, Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Open Tues-Fri, 6pm-1030pm, Sat-Sun, 5pm-1030pm.

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