Monday, December 17, 2012

Grumps @ Plaza Kelana Jaya

Known for their oh-so-famous Crispy Pork Knuckle, Grumps restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine with a touch of German influence. Located at Plaza Kelana Jaya, the restaurant gives its customers a choice to dine inside while enjoying the cosy air-conditioned ambiance or go alfresco dining by the lake. 

The interior of the restaurant is so Italian and I love the brick walls, 
complementing with the cozy dim lights. 

 #1 Cream of Wild Mushroom @ RM10 

The thick mushroom cream is served in a large plate which tantalizes my taste buds before the main courses. Served with almond flakes, crouton and bacon bits, I slowly enjoyed each spoonful of cream.

The bacon bits make the whole broth become so flavourful! The crispy croutons add credits to the cream as well. Being neither too creamy nor powdery, I highly recommend this as a perfect starter!

 #2 Pollo Diavola (Devil's Chicken) @ RM22

This piece of grilled chicken thigh with garlic, chilli and rosemary sauce is served with salad and mash potato. The intense amount of rosemary sauce awakens the palate to something a bit special and devilish.

Apart from the crucial flavour and heat which come from the black pepper and rosemary sauce, the brined chicken is moist, pleasantly fragrant, and well-seasoned. This well-rounded, intense, yet sophisticated flavoured chicken really delights me! 

 #3 Maiale Cordon Bleu @ RM24

As clear as the name mentions, it is a breaded pork chop stuffed with ham, cheese and mushroom served with salad and French fries. This is an adaption of the traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu developed to use pork scallopini in place of the chicken. 

Of course I expect the cheese to be overflowing in this recipe but after the first slice, it seems like the stuffed cheese is not melted at all. Disappointed by its presentation, then the crispy skin lures me but the meat is simply too hard to be chewed. 

 #4 Mele Fritte @ RM12 

When it comes to dessert, I always have a high expectation and thankfully this platter of apple fritters does not disappoint me like the previous dish! The juicy apple fritters is sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream.

The melted apple inside the ring-shaped fritters boosts up my sugar level immediately. This hot and cold combination is perfect to seal the dinner of the evening. 

#5 Ice Lime Juice 

Being over-focused on my foodstuff, I barely get to try this refreshing cup of ice lime juice with sliced lemon in it. A sip is enough to tell that it's too sour to suit my taste.

Verdict:
1. Although the standard is yet to be comparable with the winning Italian restaurants, the overall taste is worth the money. 
2. Accompanied by the lakeside view with breezy wind, the food stuff becomes a better enjoyment for me.
3. Revisit? Of course I'd, planning to try the signature dish, pork knuckles during my next visit. 

Grumps Restaurant
D-02-01, Jalan SS7/13A, 
Plaza Kelana Jaya, 
47301 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor. 
Contact: 603-7873 6898

11 comments:

  1. I've tried that too! Simple but loved it!

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  2. Looks delicious! Drooling at the apple fritters!

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  3. Food looks good.. Though guess i can't try them.. Oh sad..

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  4. famous for pork knuckle but why i didnt see any pork knuckle? =p

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  5. I can't see any chili at the plate of chicken :P

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  6. Please take me with you when revisiting...*drooollllsss*

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  7. The Pollo Diavola with rosemary sauce is special.

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  8. the foods as well as the entire resto was just wonderful

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  9. i never know that there is this restaurant there..
    nice food..

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  10. Very useful post. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really its great article. Keep it up!
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