Recently ‘my granny’ has been really busy as many restaurants and cafes have mentioned about Granny’s cooking, Granny’s recipes or even Granny’s Taste, except for Granny Smith apples where they are not as commonly known. Anyway, the above statement is just to elaborate how valuable is granny’s cooking recently. Granny’s cooking actually refers to classic dishes that reminisce home cooking that is usually prepared by our mothers or grandmothers and that are hard to find in modern restaurant or cafes.
One of the new places to get granny’s homecooked food is at town area. The shop is called Granny Country Kitchen 77 (娘家). This shop is located along Rangoon Road. If you keep driving from Burma Road which is a one way street, keep driving until 800 meters from the junction. On the left you will see 王昭君 restaurant, and a few doors down will be Granny Country Kitchen 77 (娘家).
The restaurant has a simple and basic decoration, similar to their dishes which have no complication and complexity where it is easily accepted by the public.
娘家 in Mandarin means mother’s house (literally). For the younger generation, usually it has become hard to have home cooked meals due to studies or work commitments which require them to be out from their hometown.
One of the signature dishes here is their handmade noodle. You can choose to have it thin, thick or even hand torn.
Spicy Home Made Noodle – RM6.50
One of the selling points here is their homemade chili paste. The owner has personally hand-picked and mixed different species of chili to make into this wonderful sauce. Therefore, for those who love hot and spicy chili paste, you should not miss out this place.
Below is the list of noodles, for those that are not in favour of spicy, there are many other options available.
The variety of their homemade chili pastes/sauces.
There are main dishes that come with rice and Chinese tea for only RM9.90 nett. Choose 1 of the mains as listed below:
- Sauteed Sliced Pork
- Secret Sauce Chicken
- Pineapple Sweet & Sour Fish
- Salted Vege Tofu Soup
- Sour Plum Chicken Soup
For an additional of RM1, you can opt for 2 side dishes with soup and herbal tea.
Options available for the side dishes are shown below.
Hakka Pork Leg Rice
This is a sweet and sour dish where the pork leg was braised until soft and tender. It was slightly spicy and appetizing. It is specially dedicated to those who love spicy, sweet and sour food.
Fried Garlic Pork Rice
This is one of my favorites. The marinade of the meat was just nice and the crispiness of the pork cubes really brought out the aroma of the garlic and spices. The inner part was a soft mixture of lard and lean meat.
Sour Plum Chicken Soup
This is another one of my favourite dishes here as the sourness of sour plum gave a very nice kick start for this feast. The chicken pieces in the soup were well soaked with the aroma and the sourness of the sour plum.
Secret Sauce Chicken Rice
Homemade sauce had been used to cook with pieces of chicken. This is a typical homestyle cooking.
Pineapple Sweet and Sour Fish Rice
The sweet and sour fish fillet is a very common dish but a favourite to many people including both young and old. This dish can never go wrong if you are new to a restaurant.
For those who love to savour side dishes, there are many other options available on the ala carte menu.
Spicy Century Eggs
The slices of century egg were served with extremely hot and spicy homemade chili sauce that ‘exploded’ in your mouth. For those that can’t take extremely spicy sauce, please be cautious when ordering this.
Crispy and crunchy deep fried lor bak. Although this is not the best lor bak that I have tried, the taste was not disappointing.
Deep Fried Wan Tan
Homemade wantan that were crispy and packed with flavours.
There were many other drinks available if you need any thing out from the regular set.
Home Made Lime and Dried Plum Juice
Overall, this is the place to look for homecooked meals and a taste from granny’s. One of their selling points are their homemade chili paste which have different level of spiciness to suit your needs. The price for the food is considered reasonable. The only drawback here is the difficulty to get a parking space during day time and sometimes during night time as well.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm; 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Close on Sunday)
Contact: 04-218 9592
Address: No. 77, Jalan Rangoon, 10400 Georgetown Penang.