“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie
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The last few years I have struggled in planning Mother’s Day celebration with my mother because she’s no ordinary mother. When your mom is a food blogger (one is that reasonably well-known in the industry), it gets trickier to decide on where to bring her to eat. This year, I have had the opportunity to plan a secret surprise celebration with Ground Eatery, a cosy café located within Puchong.
// G-09, Ground Floor, Tower 4 & 5 PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong New Village //
// 012 7511963 //
Open daily from 12PM to 4PM for lunch and 6PM to 10PM on weekends
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This was initiated by one of the founders of the café, Shirley who stumbled upon my blog … funnily enough, from my mother’s blog. I’m glad she did approach me because we had such an amazing time bonding time over good food. The sneaky plan we came up with was to visit the café with a pretence of attending an invited food review.
Once we were there, everyone pretended like it’s a food review and midways, a surprise menu was presented! This surprise menu is actually their Mother’s Day Menu which is priced at RM78 per pax. It’s actually three-course menu, consisting of appetizer, main course and dessert.
| Marinated Pork Meatballs served with Sauteed Garlic Green Dragon Vegetable topped with Bunga Kantan Thai Dressing |
The presentation and plating is absolutely amazing for the appetizer and it almost looked like as good as those I’d expect in a nice, fancy restaurant. Taste-wise, it was meaty and you know that they don’t stinge on the meat. The bunga kantan Thai dressing, gave it a very unique, zesty feel.
| Pan Seared Sea Bass fillet with Mushroom Truffle Paste, Sauteed Spinach and garnished with Cocktail Pearl Onions |
For the mains, there is an option between fish or chicken (choose one only!). This is the sea bass fillet which is pan seared and then topped with mushroom truffle paste. I’m a sucker for anything truffle, so I’m already biased towards this. But I will be honest and say, this dish is indeed delicious. The fish is very fresh too!
| Oven Roasted Chicken Thigh with Ginger Broth and Spiced Coconut Rice with Sauteed Kangkung Glory |
The chicken option is an oven roasted chicken thigh, with an optional topping of ginger broth and served with spiced coconut rice and the local’s favourite of Sauteed Kangkung Glory. This dish is influenced heavily by our Asian cuisine, given all the combination of local ingredients used. If you prefer Asian inspired dishes, you’ll like this but I have to admit that I actually prefer the fish.
| Avocado Mousse and Lychee Rose Yogurt Mousse with Buttered Crumbs and Torched Meringues |
As always the perfect way to finish a delicious meal is with desserts and we were presented with a beautifully plated dish of avocado mousse and lychee rose yogurt mousse filled with buttered crumbs and torched meringues. I like how these were not too sweet and had the balance of being sinfully good, yet not overwhelming.
Needless to say, my mother was pleasantly surprised by the whole plan and we managed to bond over yummy delicious food, in a cosy café ambiance. My favourite seat in Ground Eatery is right by the huge window and underneath their signature tree structure. I was there in the afternoon but I can imagine what a lovely mood setting it would be at night, with the lights dimmed.
If you’re interested to bring your mothers to celebrate here, you can hop on over to Ground Eatery this coming weekend on 11th and 12th May 2018 to eat their Mother’s Day Menu special set. I have posted the details above, do remember to call them as soon as possible as reservations are on a first come first serve basis.