A familiar face…

When we were here that day, my missus spotted a familiar face – her mother used to babysit the lady’s daughter a long time ago. It turned out that her son is running this stall…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2

…at the food court and whenever she is free, she will be there to help out.

We went back a few days later to try some of the stuff at the stall but she was not around. Anyway, I just placed the orders and in the meantime, I went walking around to see what else they had and at this stall…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 6

…the guy was enthusiastically recommending the sio bee (6 for RM10)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 6 sio bee

…that he said was all fish, no meat. I ordered them to try and yes, we thought they were quite nice, just that we could not tell as to whether it was a fact or not that there was no meat in the filling.

I ordered the coconut pudding like I said I would, and this time, with the fresh coconut flesh (RM3.00 a cup)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court coconut pudding with flesh

I wish they would be more careful in scraping the flesh as there were some bits of the shell in it…

Bits of shell

…and personally, I liked what I had the previous time more as in this one, there was a lot of the flesh and I felt like I was eating some young fresh coconut, not the pudding.

Our orders came and there were these sio bee, pork (RM5 for a basket)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 sio bee, pork

…and fish (RM5.00 for a basket of 3)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 sio bee, fish

The lady told my missus that these were from KL but while they were nicer than the ones we had earlier, I thought the ones I had here had an edge over these.

The po piah (RM3.00 each)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 po piah

…was not anything we would want to order again for the simple reason that they use the frozen skin sold in packs at the shops and supermarkets, not freshly-made skin plus even though the filling tasted nice, there was no chili (sauce) in it, no crushed groundnuts. I probably would like it a lot more if they could have those with the filling and deep-fry it till the skin is golden and crispy.

These mantao (steamed buns) stuffed with stewed pork and preserved vegetables (RM5.00 for 3)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 mantao 1

…were all right but they were rather small and there wasn’t all that much pork…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 mantao 2

…unlike the very big and nice ones I had here but I only had the ones with stewed pork belly and had yet to try the ones with the preserved vegetables (mui choy) there. I would very much sooner go back to that place to enjoy theirs instead of the ones here.

Their own-made lor mai kai (RM5.00)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Stall 2 lor mai kai

…on the other hand, was the clear winner among all our orders. It was very tasty and perfectly done and we sure enjoyed it very much.

GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) is located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Pedada or Jalan Pahlawan, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

Author: suituapui

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13 thoughts on “A familiar face…”

  1. You didn’t order the fish paste noodles? I am a big fan of these products, be it fish balls or fish paste or fish noodles πŸ˜€

    Where? Where? Everything there was Greek to me and they could not speak Hokkien, just Mandarin and my half-past-six command of the language is somewhat limited. I would not mind going back there to give it a try some time.

    1. the stall shown in the 2nd photo of this blog post

      Thanks. Gotta ask them more about what’s on their menu the next time we drop by there.

  2. I like the coconut pudding with coconut flesh. They must have scrape the coconut flesh too deep. Another of my favourite is the lor mai kai. The glutionous rice must not be steamed till too soft & soggy.

    Yes, like the one I had at the other place. The moment I got it out of the foil cup, it went flat…like a pancake. It tasted good but on the whole, it failed miserably. They will have to work on that to improve.

  3. My hubby would love the lo mai kai. His favourite in dim sum.

    I love it too. Glad to be able to find some nice ones here now.

  4. I wonder what the fish in the sio bee is like – is it like a fishball paste or in pieces? The lor mai kai looks fabulous!

    It was not exactly paste as in fish balls, texture was like minced meat and that was why I was wondering if there was meat in it or what…or maybe I misunderstood the guy, there is, of course, that possibility. He was talking in Mandarin. Lor mai kai was good.

  5. Sio bee (Here we call siu mai) and lor mai kai are 2 dim sum I would usually order, not forgetting cha siew bao, my 2 boys love it!

    No char siew pao here. I do like that and it is more filling as well.

  6. GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT – that’s quite a name to live up to! πŸ˜€

    The food court is more or less like any other coffee shop, not grand. Yet to come across anything really wonderful here where the food is concerned – it’s the name used by this family for their chain of properties including a supermarket and departmental store. I would say it is really wonderful how some people can be so successful in their business enterprise.

  7. By the look of it also can tell that the loh mai kai is a clear winner. It looks so good. Loh mai kai is the first thing that my boys will order whenever we eat dimsum so I am very particular and always in the look out for good ones.

    Oh? Your boys? I thought they would go for the siew mai and the har kao.

  8. I love dimsums, In fact when I lived in Hong Kong almost all my office lunch consists of this. That Sio Bee looks interesting, never had tried any of that yet

    Seems like it’s the staple there, everybody goes for that all the time.

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