In summary,

3 sisters. 1 and a half dude. Bottomless tummies. Our gastronomic adventure.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big Brother Restaurant and Grill, @ The Strand, Kota Damansara

Credit for this particular pic goes to here, because of all things we forgot to take the front part of the shop. Swell.

Big Brother, the menu.

We've discovered this place by accident actually. I can't actually recall how or why, considering this area is flourishing with of new restaurants like how wild mushroom blooms after the rain. Probably due to its uber red signboard screaming from the main road and also due to the fact the halal sign (plus point), clearly can be seen from the road as well. Probably we were hungry that day, no idea where to go, decide to seek out new gastronomic frontier.

Mushroom soup, coupled with garlic bread. A bit oily to my taste but its homemade alright. 6/10

Oh yeah, I remember, one of my pregnant friend actually suggested me to check this place out. She was raving about the Big Brother's Chicken Chop. She's not kidding, it is indeed superb!

Banana blueberry smoothie. 8/10

This place is owned by one malay dude, Brother Hadi, who can be seen regularly here. One of the specials about this place is that, they do one mean  Chicken Chop! In fact, I believe, its the best I've ever tasted! (IMHO) Its one of the house specialties.

Grilled chicken chop with melted cheese, sitting on top of homemade mashed potatoes (you can choose french fries if eating mush food is not your fancy), side salad and coleslaw, drowned with uber delicious gravy. Perfect 10/10! Coz I dreamt about it. RM12.90 for this babies, yum!

What I love about this place is that, the portions here are HUGE. Their menu not only consist of western food, they've also included a section for local food as well. Once I took my uncle's family to dine here, 2 of them took the Malaysian fried rice (no picture here), which in my opinion is good enough for 3 people's portion! Not only that, for that kind of portion, whats great about this place is that their pricing is not as expensive as what I've expected (quality-wise and portion-wise). Its great for those who wants to try good western food, in a huge portion, in a clean environment and also, easy on the wallet. In fact, they too, have specialty drinks, like the one we've tried, Banana Blueberry Smoothie, which was yummy. (why is it that everytime I drank any banana based juice, my mind would always wander off saying it tastes like kuih cekodok blended?)

Spaghetti Bolognaise, not watery, flavorful, with that right ummph 8/10

Mac and Cheese (Kids menu).

They even have kiddies menu for the little tummies. In fact, my sister (not-so-little), ordered their Mac and Cheese on the pretext that she wanted to have one side dish as well. (And also to diet) When her pasta came, we laughed because the portion that came probably for one fat kid. Because its huge! Heck even I think it was a bit too much for a kid menu (but then again, why complain when its good right?) Then her side dish came....

Side dish : Cheesy meatball 8/10

Meet the side dish, Cheesy Meatball. Which consist of 4 knuckle size cheesy meatballs, covered in cheese and tomato gravy. Diet plan can say bye bye!

This place has gain great popularity as time goes by, in fact at certain nights, the place is full of families, you can't get any seats. If you're planning to have friends lepak session, best to book the place first.

We tasted a couple more dishes from this place but sometimes, when one is too absorbed in eating, we only realized this when the foods all gone. Will update more as we go as this is definitely one place will come by again!

Our overall verdict with regards to :

The Food : 8/10. Its great considering the taste, portion and pricing. However some food tend to be a bit oily. But from what I've tasted, everything is homemade, none taste like from canned or instant food. Definitely a plus point there.

The Ambience : 8/10. Family oriented, one place that's great for family or friends outing. Cool lepak place. However, do pronounce correctly or get someone who can understand the menu to get your order, one gripe about this place is that some of its waiters tend to mix up orders due to language barrier. Once I ordered Salmon Salad, but the food came, Grilled Salmon. Best to order when Brother Hadi is around.

The Location : 9/10. The Strand Kota Damansara. Turn right from the mainroad when you see Sunway Giza. And take another right after you see Onking electrical store. You can actually spot this place from far away due to hard-to-miss red signboard, with the logo of chubby 'Big Brother' with a chef hat on it. Same row with CIMB Kota Damansara.

The Pricing : Decently priced. They even have super saver lunch set meals (RM9.90+12.90 per set)

Baby-friendly? : There are baby chairs, and the whole place is catered for families.

Big Brother Restaurant and Grill
No. 3G, 3-1, Jalan 5/20,
Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damasara,
PJU5, 47810, Selangor
03 6142 7678ddress

1 comment:

  1. i have been looking for the address since last year. thanx for posting such credit to big brother. i ve once seen this in tv3' jalan2 cari makan.