Apologies for the long dissapearance, but work and socials doesnt allow much time for blogging lalely. But now that i've settled most of the major issues at work, i hope i can finally clear my much delayed posts at a faster pace. I hope everyone have still been keeping up with us because we've got loads to share!

Grand Palace located in Pavillion was a refreshing change from our usual oriental group's chinese restaurant haunts, the only time i came here was to attend a function, and the memorable dish i had at the time was their soya bean with birdnest that was served in a huge ceramic bowl. The birdnest was at generous portion and I could not get enough of it, i think i had at least 3 bowls that night.

We were glad to be led into a private room, what's with function ongoing, i had neither the mood nor the patience to endure noise and busy movements, and the constant yumsheng yumsheng at your neighbouring tables can get pretty annoying. Excuse me if i sound a bit bitchy here as i tend to get sour about weddings, whats with being mid 20's and single and all. hahaha

This time, we went there with a sole purpose in mind- to indulge ourselves with their pan-fried sharkfin which cost a painstaking RM140++ per individual portion.

Started off the course with both bbq pork and siew yuk- both were decent

The individually fried sharkfin with crabmeat was brought out slowly portion by portion accompany with superior broth on the side. Simple, fuss free presentation, but simplicity seems to do this dish some justice as the flavours live up to my expectation and had left me at a state of enjoyable bliss.

We absolutely love the roasted piglet with glutinous rice. At RM180 per piglet and  was it worth the price? I'd say its worth every cent of my wallet (ok maybe not my wallet, but u'd get my drift =P) We were first delighted by the sight of the piglet which was perfectly roasted to a happy golden color, and the sound of the crunchiness as we cut it through was like music to my ears. Hidden inside like a treasure were the glutinous rice which cooked with such precision that the rice was at a nice seperated texture and with the pork oil infused into the rice, it twinge an additional flavour that uplift the overall taste. Definitely a powerful combination.

I like KuKu Chicken, now please don't get the wrong idea.

"Kuku" is a cleverful word play of mushroom which is pronounced at 菇"GU" A Deboned chicken with assorted mushroom stuffing was definitely something innovative. Again the fresh creation was filled with rich robust flavours and the mushrooms and the chicken does meld with each other nicely

As if we havent got enough of meat dishes on the night, but when your carnivorous craving hits, you've just got to satisfy your tastebud. It's unjustly to torture them, really. So on top of those meat dishes, we've ordered the Braised lamb brisket in claypot with Fu Yu. Different from the Overseas Restaurant Versions. This ones here soup were thicken and slightly more salty. Goes really well with Tong Hou and the deep fried noodles. Now if only the meat was slightly more tender, then i've really no complains.

There's a good selection of desserts from mango sago, 雪, coconut pudding, red bean paste pancakes etc

Mango Sago


I brought along my trusty Patron coffee tequila- a delicious end to a satisfactory meal

Service was subtle, swift and attentive on that night. And it helps that they have a karaoke system that plays all the latest songs, we had a wicked time singing along to Justin Bieber (disclaimer: personally not a fan)


Food: 7/10

Service: 7.5/10

Ambience: 7/10

Presentation  of food: 6.5/10

Overall: 7/10


Grand Palace 皇宫海鲜酒家
Level 6, Pavillion

Tel: 03-21431128


Sean said...

I'm a bieber fan! Never thot I'd hear his voice here though :D
That chicken recipe is interesting, I don't think I've tried it before either...

AugustDiners said...

Sean: it was definitely a refreshing change :P

Michelle Chin said...

You sure do know your alcohol!

Food Dreams said...

That little piglet looks DIVINE!! Kuku Chicken sounds interesting and I love the room chandelier. Nice meal there... :)

Baby Sumo said...

Kuku chicken - what kind of chicken is that? Looks a bit -.- but yummy at the same time!

AugustDiners said...

Michelle: haha not much, but i enjoy having them! :D

Food Dreams: little piglet? to die for. hehe

Baby Sumo: not a chicken with kuku jiao- pardon my language. =P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha kuku bird..

stir fried shark fin? wow thats a first. but the soup that accompanies looks awesome!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

LOL. The kuku chicken sure looks...uhmmmmm....odd. :P

kumfye said...

i think the food was quite pricey over there...

Kendra Bing said...
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AugustDiners said...

joe: it does look as good as it taste, :)

Bangsar-babe: i know right? it looks tortured!

Kumfye: comparatively it is pricey, but they do serve pretty good specialties. hehe

Anonymous said...


Looks delicious!

do you need to pre-order and pay deposit for the roasted piglet with glutinous rice?

AugustDiners said...

Anon: I normally pre ordered but we don't pay deposits :) I don't think that's necessary and it's really yummy!

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