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So I finally went to the Mum’s Place at Damansara Perdana for a feast. The dinner ended up a celebration of gluttony, as we made the mistake of allowing Kelvin to order, the result was 6 dishes for the 5 of us.

Mum's Place at Damansara Perdana
nice food, nice deco, illustrated menu

Mum’s place is a nicely decorated, slightly upper class restaurant in the new hip residential area that is Damansara Perdana. The place is furnished with lotsa wooden artifacts, similar to Bumbu Bali at Puchong, if not more extravagant. The place was rather busy and we had to wait for our table. However, service was brisk once we were seated.

Mum's Place at Damansara Perdana
cincaru, soft shell crab, fried fish, steamed egg

If you are new to this place, it’s plenty easy to order as the menu comes with lotsa pictures. We (or rather, Kelvin) ordered five fried cincaru fish (leather jack), soft shell crab, deep fried jenahak (red snapper) with pineapple, steamed egg, fried vege, and fishball soup. All these to go with nicely cooked jasmine rice. We also asked for the very good sambal balacan, it reminds me of how my mom prepares it, nothing but balancan and red chili crushed with the old school penumbuk and serves with a squeeze of fresh lime.

Mum's Place at Damansara Perdana
the vege, fishball soup, sambal belacan, the feast

The cincaru fish is a must-order item, more so if you are a person who loves to have petai. Coupling with the sambal belacan, this dish is an absolute delight to have. The other speciality of Mum’s place is the soft shell crab, deep fried to a crispy texture with some strong taste of traditional spices. Very different from the way Japanese restaurants serve it.

The steamed egg, fried fish topped with pineapple, vege, and fishball soup were all very good dishes as well. The different tastes and texture of the six dishes proved to be a winning combination as far as gastronimcal satisfaction goes. It was a lot of food, but we didn’t have any trouble finishing everything.

Mum's Place at Damansara Perdana
mango pudding, satisfied mat salleh, water chestnut dessert, Kelvin and Suanie

After the main meal, right before the 20 minute interval whereby my stomach will politely inform me of its desire to explode, Kelvin somehow convinced me to try the water chestnut dessert. So we had that, and another friend had the equally good mango pudding.

Dinner for five was around RM 250, including a couple glasses of beer and that huge plate of soft shell crab. Mum’s place certainly isn’t the cheapest, but the excellent food and very nice environment more than make up for the price. I’ll definately go there again. By the way, it is Halal too.

Mum's Place at Damansara Perdana
just a little further from IKEA and Tesco

31-1, 33-1, 35-1, 37-1 & 39-1, Jalan PJU 8/5A,
Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, 47820 Selangor

GPS: 3.165166, 101.605564
Tel: 03-7726 3376 / 1877

Discuss : KY eats – Mum’s Place at Damansara Perdana

  1. the veg is daun keledek fried with chili padi and lime. the soft shell crab i think has some ngor heong hoon in it (5 spice powder)

  2. Ya… the most tragic thing is to not have enough food!

  3. hmph..u know……… i dont hv very good impression with their service.
    I brought 2 foreigners there..and so happened there was a riceworm inside the plate. I called the waiter, he just changed it.
    When we foot the bill, I actually complaint to the boss. He said, I am sorry I can’t help.

    WHAT THE F…… that made me feel so bad in front of foreigners, somemore during Summit meeting last dec.

  4. holy crap.

    that’s it. you are not allowed to take anymore photos of me. evar. :X

  5. meekiee,
    I think that regrettably that is where the service industry in Malaysia is at.

    this is a motivating picture!

  6. omg mango pudding !!! it looks damn yumz.

  7. hmmm…… Ky….true..even being in the industry we are faced with constraint. better educated clientele and under educated staff….not easy to train

  8. PeNNyPupZ

    Happy Birthday you n00b! 😛

  9. food lover

    you never try the otak otak cubes there!!! ROXXXX

    but expensive la the food there….

  10. You need a better camera. Maybe Suan will look better then.

  11. LOL that’s very typical of kelvin!!!! :p

    OMG i lurve the cencaru wid petai… pedassss but shiok!

  12. Peter,
    don’t be evil. lol

  13. steelrage

    Take me for dinner!! I’ll be working in pj soonn!!!!

  14. What’s a rice worm?
    (sounds gross)

    Anyways,…. I love Mum’s place!
    It’s so cosy there and the food is pretty good.
    You’re right though – it’s definately not cheap.

  15. you missed out jenahak asam pedas!!! how can???

  16. stupe,

    We did ahve the jenahak, but of different style. 😉

  17. their asam pedas not as good as mine hahha

  18. waaa.. mum’s place is very nice even the food also nice.. i like to go there with my parent..

  19. […] With drinks, the total price came to be slightly under RM 20. A pretty decent value for a place with air conditioning and clean, if not comfortable eating environment. By the way, their sambal isn’t bad either, though up to par with Mum’s. […]

  20. […] a single person, I usually take a cincaru fish (leather jacket, like at Mum’s place), luncheon meat (spam), and a piece of tofu. At this stall, everything is done right, the cincaru […]

  21. all friend,
    i happy n always go to mum’s place either with friends or family. Nice service with real killer of cencaru petai n prawn sambal. Once time u eat always u want to eat with mum’s secret recipe..

  22. […] the ingredients are just red chili, belacan, and a squeeze of lime. It reminds me of those I had at Mum’s place, Damansara […]

  23. i’m from kampung portugis melaka,
    i can attest that the food is GOOD

  24. 😆

    good for variety…good for a big eater..yummy

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