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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18 comments:

  1. Dailow aaaaa i didnt know it was you guys. Tqs tqs nxt round i belanja u makan.

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    1. Tulancau: no worries - we enjoyed our visit! and all the other customers looked pretty satisfied. see you next time! :)

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  2. Eh, I remember Ahong! He was a contestant in The Star RAGE competition sometime back. Must check him out :)

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    1. Phong Hong: i hope you have a pleasant meal here! :)

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  3. Oh yes, he was in a couple of those contests.

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    1. Suituapui: you guys know more than me! :)

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  4. Great name. Some interesting art pieces too.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the eclectic choices of artwork are quite cool :D

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  5. Never expect those refined food can be served in a restaurant with such simple setting. The price of the fried quails only 9.50? Typo?

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    1. Choi Yen: yes, prices are definitely reasonable! :)

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  6. I don't know what to make of the place (it's a bit confusing for me)...one part seems to be a bit artsy (air-conditioned back portion?) while another (the front) looks like a storage space...is that a self-service station in front? ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: oops, i forgot to mention that the restaurant occupies two storeys - so there's seating downstairs where the open kitchen is, but there's also an air-conditioned area upstairs, which most customers opt for :)

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  7. Sean i must belanja u makan di. Ur doing hard work left right front and centre

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    1. Tulancau: it's a pleasure - you guys who run the restaurants work the hardest of all :)

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    2. When Tulancau belanja you, call me along!!
      It is near my home la. Wakakaka

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    3. Twilight Man: noted! ;)

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