Last Saturday my sister invited the family to have a family lunch at Damansara Venicia Restaurant located in Damansara Perdana. The occasion, to celebrate her birthday and it was a small family lunch gathering. She chose this location and it was our first time eating there. Upon arrival, I was rather surprised that we were the only table in the restaurant but as we continued eating, the place started to fill up.
Damansara Perdana this time looked a little unfamiliar for me as you can now see multiple parts of the Dash highway towering over the shops.
As my son is a rather picky eater, we decided to order some food that might be acceptable by a seven year old. Steamed eggs are always an eggcelent choice for kids and this place’s steam eggs were good.
This dish surprised me, not just the tofu alone but also the accompanying pumpkin sauce. It was littered with spring onions and prawns and acted like a gravy over my rice. Honestly, I could just eat this with rice and be totally contented. I also ensured to add a tad bit of raw garlic with soy sauce as well as a condiment.
Personally, I think pork goes better with marmite. No doubt that chicken is also fine but I think the texture of pork meat suits the marmite glaze better instead. This dish was a so-so for me but its not really the fault of the restaurant but just the combination of it.
You definitely can’t go wrong with deep fried squid with salted egg. Still, I would have liked that they had more salted egg in it. Overall, the dish arrived nice and crispy and goes well with many other dishes.
Stir fried vegetables are a staple and also a way to get my son to eat his veggies. Although I wanted something with a stronger taste but since there was only going to be one single vegetable dish, I thought that I would also add raw garlic in soy sauce over the vegetables.
The last dish was the steamed grouper in soy sauce. Overall, it was ok from taste perspective but I wished that the fish was a little fresher and they didn’t steamed it too long as I felt that it was a little bit overcooked.
To sum things up, I would say this place offers a nice spread of chinese food for lunch. If you live around the area or work closeby, I wouldn’t mind heading to be a regular. But when it comes to chinese food, I feel that in comparison, there wasn’t anything that stood out, in terms of both taste or even size of the dish. We might have not ordered any of their specials or weren’t told about them, so I can’t say much more.
Address: 6-1, Jalan PJU 8/5c, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor