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Since I moved to the site office for work, I’ve been visiting Pavilion quite a bit due to the close proximity. So pretty soon I started exploring a bit more and a couple weeks ago, stumbled upon this curiously familiar looking restaurant on the 5th 6th floor by the name of Grandmama’s.

Grandmama’s to Madam Kwan’s is like BK to McD. The decoration is similar, and so is the menu (nasi bojari, char kueh teow, fish and chips etc). There are rumors saying they are owned by siblings or something…

grandmama's char kueh teow and beef hor fun
Grandmama’s char kueh teow and beef hor fun

Since the initial visit with my colleague, I’ve been to the place in three separate occasions. I can happily said that the  3 different dishes tried so far have been all pretty good, at least taste wise.

The Char Kueh Teow comes with a couple big prawns, slices of fish cake, squid, chicken, and the usual chives and bean sprouts. Despite the seemingly non traditional ingredients, it turned out to be a surprisingly decent dish. The flavor and the kick is as good as you’d find from any air conditioned restaurant.

Curry Laksa, or curry mee as known to Penangites, comes in an overly large bowl and contains taupok, prawns, squid, ladies finger, and brinjal which I love. It’d be better if there’s some bloody cockles though (or coagulated pork blood, but I think that would be way too much to ask for, hehe)

curry laksa, nasi bojari, and hakka fried rice
curry laksa, nasi bojari, and hakka fried rice

The other dish I had was the unassuming looking Hakka Fried Rice. A plate of fried rice with dark sauce that has prawns, chicken, and plenty of chopped long bean in it. This one was pretty good too especially with some cili padi to go with. I had this after Horng’s favorable comment.

Terence, Winnie, Michelle, Pauline at Grandmama's, Pavilion KL
Terence, Winnie, Mychelle, Pauline at Grandmama’s, Pavilion KL

Ngau Hor (beef kueh teow), Chicken Mushroom Rice and Nasi Bojari that others had too turned out to be plenty good, though my other colleague ordered Fish and Chips that tasted just average.

So while food is generally pretty good at Grandmama’s, the pricing is a bit on the higher side. Nasi bojari costs RM 22, and most other hawker style dishes are around RM 14.5 to just below RM 20. You do get free plain water though.

Still a place worth visit for it’s pretty decent quality of food and good ambiance while not always overly crowded like Madam Kwan’s.

map to Pavilion KL

Address:
Grandmama’s
Lot 6.01.01, 6.01.02
Level 6, Pavilion KL
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.148872, 101.713368
Tel: 03-2143 9333

Discuss : KY eats – Grandmama’s a better cook than your grandpa

  1. a bit too pricey lar.

  2. if once in a blue moon still ok but frequently eat, i pk loh…

  3. I love their sang har noodles, but too pricey to have it often 🙁

  4. The restaurant is at 6th floor not 5th floor:)

  5. It’s 6th floor la 🙂

  6. It’s owned by Madam Kwan’s daughter and husband. and also their son = DJ Blink 🙂

  7. Next time must try their Sang Har Hor Fun. Sang Har Meen also nice but costed much more :p

  8. actually Grandmama’s is by the daughter of Madam Kwan. Apparently their curry laksa is very fehmes.

  9. I haven’t been to grandmama’s before. Not a huge fan of madam kwan’s either.

  10. Madam Kwan’s daughter opened it :mrgreen:
    next time try their sang har hor fun ok?? not bad

  11. Oh so this is actually Madam Kwan’s daughter’s shop! My my the things you learn from the net! 😉 The char kuey teow looks decadent! And the curry laksa too!

  12. Great blog you have there, thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work,bravo!!
    If i may suggest if you add an overall rating like ?/10 (or how many star) on each entry title it would be great & tag them.
    Even more professional & helpful if you can mention the breakdown ratings in each article like:
    Food: ?/10, Ambiance: ?/10, Hygiene : ?/10. Service: ?/10; Parking: ?/10; Price/value: ?/10. …etc and tag them
    Just a suggestion not important though….

    • Chan: thanks, been trying to avoid putting in “ratings”, I think food is all very personal and very subjective 🙂

  13. Yah this one by Lapsap fella haha.

  14. Their Sang Har Meen is a MUST try!!! I know pricey lah, but it’s super good, I ONLY eat that whenever I go to grandmama’s! =)

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