Eat: Dim Sum at Grand Shanghai Banquet, Sri Petaling

With a population of more than 24 million, Shanghai isn't just the biggest city in China, it's also the nation's street food epicentre. In part, that is thanks to the area's compelling food culture. 

Grand Shanghai Banquet at Sri Petaling might just be our new found favourite weekend breakfast restaurant! It is a slightly a different concept from most dim sum shops around Klang Valley. After taking a look at their menu, and you will see why I love it so.

The warm and cosy restaurant boasts a large dining area enough to fit a group of 8 on the table. Decorations are posh and inspired by the Shanghaies classy theme with beautiful lanterns. Certain part of the restaurant walls have beautiful written Chinese characters all over them, a beautiful setting of a dynasty palace in the olden days.

Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork | RM 12.80

Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork | RM 12.80

Fresh Baked Egg Tart | RM 7.00

Fried Custard Quicksand Bun "Shanghai Style" | RM 8.50

Baked BBQ Pork Puff | RM 12.80

Steamed Pastry with Grand Shanghai Style in Superior Soup | RM 9.00

“Siew Mai” Pork & Shrimp Dumplings | RM 7.50

My favourite among the steam variations was the juicy Xiao Long Bao. Xiao Long Bao are all about the filling: ground pork seasoned with a little ginger and Shaoxing wine mixed with a gelatinized pork stock that melts on cooking, transforming into a rich, sticky soup. The dumpling arrived quickly to the table and it was still steamy hot! It came with a small saucer with threads of ginger and vinegar sauce. The dumpling skin is wonderfully silky and smooth, not too thin and it could be held up easily with your chopstick without breaking it. The meat was fresh and the soup surprisingly clear but full of fragrance from the pork.

The Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork was my favourite among all the fried dishes. Apparently it is their signature dish as well, the bun is slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and once you’ve taken a bite, the taste of the porky sweet, salty lean pork oozes in to your mouth, oh so heavenly!

Cheong Fen Steamed Pork Ribs | RM 8.50

Dinosaur Roll | RM 7.00

Steamed Chicken Feet | RM 6.50

Steamed Fish Maw Mai with Spicy Sauce | RM 7.50

"Sui Kow" Dumplings In Superior Soup | RM 9.80

Loh Mai Kai Glutinous Rice | RM 6.50

Spinach Rice Flour Roll With Fresh Prawn | RM 7.00

Claypot Porridge With Shang Har Prawn | RM 26.80

Stir Fried Radish Cake With Bean Sprout | RM 7.50

Sweet Peanut Soup | RM 6.00

Longan & Sea Coconut Soup | RM 6.00

The Claypot Porridge Sang Har Prawn was my favourite! It was voted as the best dish by everyone on the table! You could taste how fresh the prawn was and the juicy texture when you take a bite. The porridge was smooth and and rich with flavour from the prawn, the sweetness from the prawn made it even better! A definitely must try if you are a porridge lover!

Their signature dessert was the “Aloe Vera & Grass Jelly”. It was served cold with refreshing properties of the aloe vera and cooling properties of the Grass Jelly! There was a surprised ingredient placed in this dessert and it was small pearls which is made of yoghurt, every bite burst with fills the mouth with a strong hint of yoghurt! Definitely a unique taste that you will not be able to find in most places.

Do check out this place, if you do have cravings for dim sum. Don’t forget to order the Claypot Porridge Sang Har Prawn and I can guarantee you that you would enjoy it as much as I do! A treat for all dim sum lovers with impressive variety of dishes both fried and steam!

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 // Grand Shanghai Banquet //
45 Jalan Radin Tengah 
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur

03 - 8934 3852

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Note: This post is written by CalvinS, a foodie enthusiast on my behalf. 
Pictures are taken by yours truly. xx

1 comment:

  1. Carmen absolutely stunning shots . May I know which lens and camera have you used for the food shots please ? And was any artificial light used too ?