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Several weeks ago I was invited to a soft launch of Little Mums, the restaurant that was run by the same people that brought us Mum’s Place at Damansara Perdana, a restaurant that I’ve reviewed almost ten years ago, with shitty camera phone then.  As the name suggests, this offshoot is run by the second generation, offering many of the best selling dishes from the parent restaurant.

Update 29/6/2017: This restaurant is closed, rumor has it that the owners moved out of the country.

Little Mums at Damansara Uptown
Little Mums at Damansara Uptown

Located at the back row of Damansara Uptown, Little Mum spots a modern yet simple interior, and while parking isn’t the most ideal this part of PJ, it is not exactly an exercise of patient either. Little Mum serves both lunch and dinner, and offers several individual plates in addition to the usual “tai chao” style dishes.

prawn sambal petai, fried cencaru, soft shell crab with butter cheese sauce
prawn sambal petai, fried cencaru, soft shell crab with butter cheese sauce

On our visit, we started off with an appetizer with the crab cheese sticks (RM 16.80), a dish that would really go well with some cold beer, which sadly they do not offer.

Our main meal was served with steamed rice, and we had prawn with sambal petai (RM 31.80), fried cencaru with cili padi paste and petai (RM 26), soft shell crab with butter cheese sauce (RM 10.20/100g), daun keledek with lime juice (RM 15), and brinjal with black pepper (RM 15).

daun keledek, terung black pepper
daun keledek, terung black pepper

These dishes were as good as I remembered them. The cencaru and soft shell crab stood out as the two must-order dishes were strong tasting in a good way, especially for those who like their food spicy. While daun keledek is one of their classics, I found myself really enjoying the black pepper brinjal even though as with the other previously mentioned dishes, it was really spicy as well.

crab cheese stick, sago gula melaka, cendol, pulut tekan
crab cheese stick, sago gula melaka, cendol, pulut tekan

For dessert, sago gula melaka (RM 6.30) was really well executed, and pulut tekan (RM 7.30), served with homemade kaya, is another must-try. This version is like hot KFC vs stale fried chicken from the roadside, you gotta try it.

I did find the cendol with red bean (RM 6.30) a little underwhelming though, and perhaps being from Penang has something to do with that judgement.

KY, Horng, Yuki, Haze
KY, Horng, Yuki, Haze

Little Mums serves Halal food and the prices are nett. While it is slightly on the high side when it comes to pricing, they do deliver rather well in terms of quality of food. Would certainly visit again.

map to little mums at damansara uptown

Little Mums
13, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
GPS3.136665, 101.620997
Tel: 03-7710 0388

Discuss : KY eats – Little Mums, Damansara Uptown [Closed]

  1. immature 2.0

    some nice soul food here, uncle, but the prices can kill the soul, hehehehehehe

    also, lots of these kak and mum’s places, so i wonder, is abang jet li better than jackie’s kitchen???

    • immature: in this case it’s just as good, the original chef from Mum’s place runs the show at the moment.

  2. I see the prawn sambal petai I know I’m going to like this place already, something like Muar Restaurant at Tengkat Tung Shin. I love that one!

  3. KY, I always have in southeast Asian desserts and those look so delic to me. The many sauces they have to put on dishes. You should have to a business in bottling the sauces out there to sell. It the sauces that make the dishes so special to eat.

  4. I like my cencaru with lots of sambal sumbat in between and fried till dark. This one not so dark and have stinky petai on top. But I’m sure the food is good since the original one has been around for more than 10 years.

    • eatwhateatwhere: yeap, that stuffed sambal type is the one I grew up with, but this one is pretty good too!

  5. I would go there for the sambal petai

    Is the original Mum’s place still open?

  6. I would like to ask if halal or not but good news, it stated halal on their menu….

  7. Nasi besar satu!

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