I am not one to hang out at Subang Jaya, I never have been. Unless I have a meeting or a get-together there, you’d never find me aimlessly heading that way because it simply aint my hangout spot. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when I say I’ve never heard of The Grand and Dae Janji. If it was not for a business meeting held there, I would still be as clueless as I was.
The Grand Subang in SS 13, Subang Jaya is a service residence with a row of shops on the ground floor. You’d find Restaurant Al-Baik – a ‘kedai mamak’ , 99 Speedmart, a dobi shop, a Chinese restaurant called SS13 New Sea View – the kind with many stalls under one roof and etc. In this regard, Dae Janji stands out. If I am not mistaken, this is the only cafe here, as well as the most modern aesthetically. It also is the latest and newest addition to this row of shops, officially opened doors late last month.
*** Parking is FREE if you park at the basement carpark of this building.
Judging from its name itself, I thought Dae Janji was all about Korean food but surprisingly it was not. The food served here is besically their own take on the LOCAL as well as WESTERN cuisine.
Nasi Lemak Korean Fried Chicken, RM 18 + Daelicious Laksa, RM 18
Food was nice. The Laksa was rather unusual. The broth, it does not taste anything like the curry laksa I’ve tasted elsewhere. Usually, despite having the same dishes at different restaurants, the taste is similar across the board. Here, the broth was different. If you were to be blindfolded while tasting this dish, curry laksa would not be the first or second thing to come to mind. Rather unusual and a nice change from the usual, I suppose. It was not hot and spicy to an extent that your forehead starts to sweat but it was there, no doubt. When my friend tasted it, he said he could taste the distinct taste of tamarind pulp where as I was able to taste a tomato base. We were confused and eventually gave up trying to figure it out. There was a good portion of meehoon with mee + fried wanton + fuchuk strips + 3 medium prawns + tauhu. Overall, the dish was pretty good. Unusual but good.
The Nasi Lemak was pretty good too. It had all the usual ingredients that would make up a nasi lemak in addition to some Korean Fried Chicken (KFC). The KFC included 4 small pieces – 2 drumsticks + 2 wings. I wish the chicken pieces were bigger though, there was hardly enough meat to last through the whole dish. Other than that, it was overall a tasty plate of Nasi Lemak.
Address: G-3, Grand Subang, Jalan SS 13/3, Subang Jaya.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 am – 10 pm.
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/Dae.janji/
Signing out now, Ciao.