Grand Shanghai Banquet at Sri Petaling (Opposite Public Bank) stands out from the many eateries around the neighbourhood for its grandeur shop front, an entrance that resembles palace door of ancient China, exquisite dining layout with shades of gold colour from walls to ceiling.
The interior, and a restaurant name started with “Grand” and ended with “Banquet” may give a first impression that food here will be expensive. But apparently, food price in Grand Shanghai Banquet is pretty reasonable, with attractive promotions at different period.
Grandma’s Traditional Stewed Pork 外婆香燜花腩肉
For instance, they’ve just ended two promotions named Grand Shanghai Banquet Treat You Dim Sum (大上海請你吃點心) and Grand Shanghai Treat You A Meal (大上海請你吃飯 ) in middle of August. For the former promotion, diners were entitled with a pot of porridge and one basket of Siew Mai for FREE with spending above RM28. While for the second promotion, enjoyed Grandma’s Traditional Stewed Pork and rice for free with minimum spending. Stay tune to their Facebook for more coming good deals!
Pork Ribs and Century Egg Porridge 排骨花生粥
At first, we wondered, how good a pot of FREE porridge can be, we would mostly get a bed of white porridge with miserable amount of century eggs cut into super mini sizes, and pork ribs that almost disappeared along with the porridge. No. We were totally wrong. Instead, we were served with a huge portion of tummy-warming Cantonese style porridge, generously filled with meats, century eggs and peanuts. So hearty that it can feed four.
Grand Shanghai Shrimp Dumpling 大上海蝦餃皇 RM8.00
Pork and Shrimp Dumpling 介皇蒸燒賣RM7.50
Putting asides the promotions, there’s always a reason to visit Grand Shanghai Banquet for their delicious delicacies, be it dim sum for breakfast, or Chinese dishes that is suitable for lunch and dinner. Choices for dim sums are wide, ranging from steamed items such as Grand Shanghai Shrimp Dumpling, Pork and Shrimp Dumpling, Steamed Fish Ball Dumpling with Seasonal Vegetable, Cheong Fen Steamed Pork Ribs, Steamed Custard Bun aka Lau Sha Bao..
…Deep Fried and Baked Dim Sum including BBQ Smoke Bacon Puff, Deep Fried Wantan, Stir Fried Cheong Fun Shanghai Style, Deep Fried Yam Puff, Special Cuttle Fish Cake, Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, Deep Fried Bean Curd Skin with Shrimp, Fried Golden Shrimp Dumpling, Stir Fried Loh Bak Gou, Freshly Baked Egg Tart…
As well as single portion ala-carte porridge, noodle and rice. Udon Noodles with Assorted Seafood in Pork Bone Soup, Udon Noodles with Sui Kow Dumpling in Pork Bone Soup, Spicy Pork Knuckle Dry Noodle, Fried Rice with Egg White and Crab Meat, Claypot Porridge with Assorted Seafood, Claypot Porridge with Shang Har Prawn all seems promising.
Grand Shanghai Style Xiao Long Bao in Superior Soup 大上海小籠包 RM9.00
Among all, the more popular dim sum are Grand Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, Fried Custard Quicksand Bun “Shanghai Style”, Dinasour Roll, Sharkfin Dumpling in Superior Soup and Steamed Red Vinegar Dumpling in Sze Chuan Style. We tried out Xiao Long Bao. Nicely presented, but could do better with the taste.
Grand Shanghai Special Baked Bun with BBQ Pork 大上海金牌雪山叉燒包 RM12.80
Many tends to compare Baked Bun with BBQ Pork in Grand Shanghai Banquet with the one from Tim Ho Wan. There’s similarity between two for its flaky, crusty outer layer followed by chewy soft bun, but the difference goes to the filling. While Tim Ho Wan ‘s version is more sweet, heavy in flavour, Grand Shanghai ‘s Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, is less sweet, helmed with more gooey gravy.
Grand Shanghai Special Spicy Chicken 大上海口水雞RM14.80
Since we were there during lunch hour, we sample few dishes from their Classic Menu besides dim sum, highly recommended by one of the staffs in Grand Shanghai Banquet. Special Spicy Chicken doesn’t disappoint, smooth, tender “QQ” chicken dressed in a bed of sauce packed with red hot chilli pepper oil spiciness, further topped with chicken floss for a twist of sweetness.
Stir Fried Kailan with Chinese Wine 糖酒介蘭 RM15.80
We rarely mentioned much about vegetable dishes in a restaurant, as to us, they usually play their role to balance out to amount of meat we have. However, this time, Grand Shanghai’s Stir Fried Kailan with Chinese Wine is worth a mentioned. Every stalk of the kailan is beautifully laced with aroma of Chinese wine, pairing well with the sauce in elevating the flavour of entire dish.
Grouper Fish Head Claypot 魚頭煲 RM48 Small/RM88 Big
Grouper Fish Head Claypot is comforting, nutrient-rich. The cloudy white broth is resulted from long hours boiling of pork bone and fish bone, releasing bone essence into the soup. Goes well with fresh fish head and vegetables, and we feel it is great in becoming steamboat soup base too.
Braised Pork Belly with Brown Sauce & Chinese Wine Served with Mantao 酒香東坡肉 RM28.00
Summerkid’s favourite. Scrumptious layers of thin and fat meat slowed braised to mellow soft, easily melt in mouth is the clear winner. The gravy itself, a combination of brown sauce and Chinese wine, are not shadowed too. Flavourful, aromatic to douse in a bowl of white rice, or dip with mantao.
Grand Shanghai Assam Prawn in Claypot RM38.00
Enjoy Grand Shanghai Assam Claypot with seafood if you like to have a variety of seafood, or just prawns if you have special fond on this crustacean. Vegetables are gracefully soaked up with sour – spicy concoction of gravy, appetizing, easily becoming crowd-favourites.
Write Up: Summergirl
Grand Shanghai Banquet 大上海宴會厛
No 45, Jalan Radin Tengah,
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM
Contact: 03-8934 3852