Back in late 2015 I was involved in The Star R.AGE food fight competition, it was one of the highlights of my online writing career to stand along the likes of Chef Wan & Chef Darren Chin as one of judges of the cooking competition. One of the finalists of the competition was Ahong Yeang, who was already running a small restaurant at University Hospital then.

Sometimes around Q3 21017, Ahong moved on from his previous joint and opened Grub by Ahong & Friends at Seksyen 17. I finally visited a couple weeks ago.

Grub by Ahong & Friends, Petaling Jaya, Seksyen 17
Grub by Ahong & Friends, Petaling Jaya, Seksyen 17

Grub by Ahong & Friends is located at the small rows of shops right behind Happy Mansion (possibly the birthplace of hipster food in PJ?). Parking can sometimes be a bit challenging for those who can’t walk more than a couple dozen steps, but alas, the walk back to the car after a good meal can be a healthy exercise.

Grub serves a selection of Western dishes at very reasonable prices. The restaurant itself is minimalist but comfortable, with a few tables and open kitchen at the ground floor, and more seating area upstairs. Yes, there’s air conditioning.

beet root salad & wine
beet root salad & wine

To keep prices low, Ahong came up the system of ordering by pencil & paper as well as self-serviced drinks you pick up from the counter where you also find cutlery, plates, and glasses. Corkage is RM 7 per pax but if you spare a glass for the good chef then that is waived. Grub also carries a small selection of wine.

We started the night with beet root salad (RM 13.50) that came with roasted beetroot, fresh fruits, feta cheese, rockets, honey, and nuts. A simple mesh up that leaves me wanting more.

local seafood bouillabaisse, wagyu steak
local seafood bouillabaisse, wagyu steak

For main I picked steak, the picture above is wagyu rump, wagyu ribeye is priced at RM 145 but they ran out that night. Again another spot on execution with no fuss and great ingredients.

My partner in crime picked the local seafood bouillabaisse (RM 25) which is served with grilled white fish, clams, squid & prawns in lightly spiced seafood soup with pasta & sourdough bun. A comforting dish if you’re looking for something lighter. Also their sourdough bun was actually very good as well.

carrot cake, chocolate tart, fruits in ice, Ahong
carrot cake, chocolate tart, fruits in ice, Ahong

We rounded up dinner with carrot cake (RM 10) and chocolate tart (RM 12), and were also served Grub’s signature fresh fruits in tear-drop ice that is on the house.

Overall it was a great no-fuss dining experience. We ended up spending another couple hours chatting with Ahong until his staffs lowered the shop grill half way. Fantastic night and will definitely go again.

map to Grub by Ahong & Friends

grub by Ahong & Friends menu grub by Ahong & Friends menu 2 
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Address:
Grub by Ahong & Friends
608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17,
Petaling Jaya, 46400 Selangor
GPS3.122187, 101.635438
Tel016-923 2983

KY eats – Grubs by Ahong and Friends, PJ Seksyen 17
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20 thoughts on “KY eats – Grubs by Ahong and Friends, PJ Seksyen 17

  • January 14, 2018 at 6:13 am
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    Heard some rave reviews from friends – they love the place.

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    • January 14, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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      suitaupui: yaa it’s a nice place.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Yeah, I know just how busy they are on weekends…witnessed that first hand when my friends and I couldn’t score a table on a Saturday night without reservations. Must make another attempt! 😉

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    • January 14, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: Haha that was disappointing right?

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  • January 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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    KY, glad you went to a western restaurant. Wine pairing is so important and see you had red wine with red meat items. Did you had a dessert wine afterward?

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    • January 15, 2018 at 8:21 am
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      lol, I think ah uncle KY just drink teh tarik afterwards

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    • January 15, 2018 at 8:46 am
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      Vickie: We didn’t have a dessert wine after, moderation is key 😀

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  • January 15, 2018 at 8:16 am
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    ehhh @grub but why no serve grubs wan? One sago grubs fried and raw please #falseadvertising #lol #keke

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    • January 15, 2018 at 8:46 am
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      kekeke: OK I tell boss. haha

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  • January 15, 2018 at 9:29 am
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    oh yea my friends also been telling me their steaks are good and reasonably priced.

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    • January 16, 2018 at 11:35 am
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      Baby Sumo: I think 90% of all customers there order steaks. lol.

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  • January 16, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    Wow. almost 90% customers there order steaks. THIS i must try. Seksyen 17 is my area during college time 😀

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    • January 17, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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      Merryn: ooo that place memang lots of students kan

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  • January 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    Your piece of wagyu rump really huge, I like the portion!

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    • January 19, 2018 at 9:17 am
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      Choi Yen: yess, sumptuous! 😀

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  • January 22, 2018 at 12:06 pm
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    i like how ah hong write on his first page. be patient that he got not enough money to hire leng lui and leng chai..

    hahhaahha

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    • January 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm
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      taufulou: on budget, hahah.

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