Sunday, May 24, 2009

Grumps, Kelana Jaya

Michael got a few of us to pop over to Grumps recently, it had just started its business for a few weeks serving Italian fare.
Overlooking the lake (if you are sitting alfresco), it was a nice, quiet place for families and friends.

Some soup to start off the meal, Grumps Seafood Zuppa (RM19.90)

The soup was filled with a generous amount of prawns, squids, fish and mussels which gave it a sweet flavour. The white wine enhanced the soup, giving a twist to the taste. Pretty satisfying.

The lasagna with mince pork (RM19.90)

Maybe I'm used to my lasagna with beef, I find Grumps version a tad bland. The top part were pretty cheesy, but the layers of sauce inside may have more bechamel mixed in. I'm not sure. The tomato flavour seemed to be blanketed and came out mediocre.

Pork knuckle was served next (RM 38.90)

The serving was huge, like any pork knuckle you get from german restaurants. The skin were crackling and crunchy, the meat was juicy and quite tender. Quite tasty and you might enjoy it more if you are a meat lover. Loads of meat. The accompanying apple sauce tones down the richness of the knuckle. Also liked the fact that the sauce was not overly sweet.

The calzone (RM22.90) came with a slight difference..

It was more crescent shaped, with extra bits at the end. Quite cute actually. Mr Chardonnay had the honour to cut the calzone...And here's what we got; oozing melted cheese, mushrooms, ham and onions. Lovely to have it hot, the crust had a nice biscuit like crunch; the filling was juicy. Make sure you have it hot.

The hawaian pizza (RM18.90)
The size was a decent single person serve. Maybe we had it much later in the meal (when it was cold), I find it an average pizza. The crust was too thick and not crunchy. And I really dislike sour stuff and the fresh pineapples they used were really sour. If it was chopped to smaller pieces, maybe I would have liked it better.

Final dish, the Jumbo Tiger Prawn Thermidor (RM55.90)

The prawns were no doubt huge; the filling was baked to perfection, with a thin crisp top. There were chopped prawns chunks, mushrooms and creamy white sauce for the filling; making it a rather sinful but delicious meal. I would think it's better to share this dish though; having it all by oneself would be just too rich. Would have been better if it was less pricey :p
Grumps is located at D-02-01, Jalan SS7/ 13A, Plaza Kelana Jaya, Kelana Jaya.

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Blogger Sugar Bean said...

The calzone looks good. Haven't had a good calzone for quite some time. Would love to try the prawns too, but it's expensive!

25 May, 2009  
Anonymous allie said...

wow! what a feast! That's a generous amount of seafood in the soup!

25 May, 2009  
Blogger Ciki said...

yummie! love the cheez on the pizza!

25 May, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

sugarBean: the sides (esp the extra bits) were a tad hard; but the top crust and filling were lovely.

allie: yes, i thought so too!

cimu&ciki: the more the better eh? :p

25 May, 2009  
Blogger minchow said...

Haha, Grumps for a name conjures up an image of a hot-tempered, snappy chef over a boiling stove! The soup looks divine, strange about the use of minced pork for the lasagna...pretty sure this is the first I've heard of it!

25 May, 2009  
Blogger sugar & spice said...

I just noticed a set lunch promotion pamphlet of Grumps and was just thinking of going over next weekend. Good to hear that the food is good - I'll post about the set lunch next week :)

25 May, 2009  
Blogger choi yen said...

The cheese of the calzone all oozing out on the "board" ~~

25 May, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

I would love my pizza crust thin too.

25 May, 2009  
Blogger boo_licious said...

What a cute name for a restaurant. The cheese in the calzone looks sinfully good.

26 May, 2009  
Blogger Rebecca Saw said...

note to oneself, if ever there..its calzone and cheesy lobster like -prawns ;)

26 May, 2009  
Anonymous Timothy Low said...

Grumps, curious because I've never heard of this place. Thanks, now I have another place to blog.

26 May, 2009  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

agreed with boo, what a name. Grumps, gimme the feeling of dining in a traditional eatery serving homecooked american style food.

26 May, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

550ml jar of faith: hehe, i thot it was a nick for Grumpy the dwarf...hence having the impression that it serves american food

sugar&spice: really? do let me know of your experience ya?

mimid3vils: yes, coz it was freshly baked and served immediately :)

jason: this was rather thick though..

boo: hehe quite attention grabbing eh? i guess having the calzone immediately was good..

thenomadGourmand: if you want the prawns, better be prepared to pay :p

tim: its quite new, just about a month old

j2kfm: cute name huh? yes, seems more american than italian.

26 May, 2009  

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