Fortune Garden Restaurant, Kota Damansara

Currently in recovery mode, well meaning friends have been treating moi to meals which are supposedly nutritious and aids in the healing process of my poor illness- stricken physical self.

Now, if you were to ask any Chinese folks on what to eat or to avoid, be prepared to be bombarded with their two cents worth of advice, some plain outrageous, some noteworthy and some just plain common sense.

But all concurred on one thing, fish is always good for the body, brains, etc etc and etc.

So fish it is and I noticed that lately, a few outlets in the Kota Damansara vicinity offers a whole fish, steamed with the sauce of your choice for RM10.
(The ones I remember are Key Way Restaurant, ChaiLan in the food court and Fortune Garden Restaurant).

I gave a half hearted attempt at locating Lan Je, famous for its steamed fish head and when it wasn’t sighted after going pass 3 different streets, I surrendered un-regrettably since I don’t fancy fish head (gimme the whole fish please!) anyways.

The scorching hot sun pretty much made the choice for us. Fortune Garden Restaurant is air conditioned and the banner outside says FREE dessert (tong sui) for every order of a steamed fish.
Ahh.. free tong sui?? Yes yes, I’m definitely having lunch here 😉

Once inside, I eagerly queried the waitress on the tong sui of the day only to find out that the tong sui for the day is not cooked yet.
Yup, at 2pm, they haven’t cooked the dessert of the day.
What a joke.

However, every item under the dessert section of the menu is available for order.
Sigh. Enough said.

To appease our hunger, I chose 2 dim sum from the cart while we flipped the slim menu.

Shark fin Siew Mai RM5.00

shark fin dumplings

Not bad! The dumpling were plumply stuffed with jicama, prawn, pork meat and carrot. The vegetables retained its crunch and the meat was fresh.
If you look closely enough, you will spy some slivers of “shark fin” but of course, one can’t really be expecting the real thing for that price.

Pork Ribs RM4.20


These were fair enough in taste but forgettable.

We found out that dim sum items are on 10% discount when we got our bill but I’m not sure if this offer is valid for breakfast so do call ahead; contact is provided at the end of this post.

Our Ginseng Chicken Soup (RM6.00) arrived 1st and I loved it.
Way different from the anemic herbal soups sold commercially, this one packs full robust goodness of herbs and I felt rejuvenated instantly. For RM6, I’m already considering this as a weekly dose!

ginseng chic soup

Other than our RM10 fish, a requisite dish of vegetable was duly ordered and I chose asparagus (my fav!) with sambal.

Stir Fry Asparagus w Belacan (Dried Shrimp Paste) RM10.00

sambal asparagus

Fried with the chopped dried shrimp added together with chili paste and sambal belacan, this was fragrant and slightly spicy with each stem young, crunchy and sweet.
Yup, no fibrous old asparagus served! So far, so good.

Our choice of preparation was ‘steamed in basic soy sauce’ (at the lowest price of RM10).
Prices are adjusted accordingly if you were to choose any other style (translating to more expensive loh) such as ginger and garlic, thai, etc.


Now, worthiness factor for RM10.
Size – Check!


Taste – check check!

Good stuff! The fish was fresh, with flaky sweet flesh, absent of muddy taste and the soy sauce used were of a comparatively good quality so overall it was a pleasant dish.


Our total bill came up to RM37.65, inclusive of 5% service charge. Undeniably a value for money “nutritious” lunch.
It certainly delivered on both the quality and quantity factor.

The menu is not extensive and they have 6-10 items for each category of vegetables, beancurd, chicken, seafood and pork dishes as well as some desserts.

Service is notably quick and efficient. One gets attended to immediately if you were to wave at any of the wait staff.

Address as below. It’s right opposite Wang’s cafe and Penang Village.
Do pardon the spelling. Must the printer’s mistake. Ahem.


No frills decor, with the typical old times Chinese restaurant set-up, complete with round tables covered with cheap cotton table cloth and those ubiquitous banquet chairs.


This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Sean

    looks quite healthy and nourishing! at least u avoided any deep-fried dim sum. though i guess that wouldn't actually harm your immune system, rite…

  2. Sin Tai Lim

    I have been to this place many times and the food is quite good, they started off with the name Jade garden and has changed to Fourtune Garden cos the owner of the building has pulled out leaving the staff to own and run this restaurant. Pls support them afterall the food is good.

  3. jessie chen.

    rm10 for fei zhau yu..good deal!

  4. SimpleGirl

    really value for money for 10bucks/fish….i bought slightly bigger kam foong fish at wholesale b4 for 8bucks

  5. gill gill

    what a valuable meal!

  6. thenomadGourmand

    sean: Hehe..i wasnt trying to avoid fried stuffs, just tht I was saving tummy space for the fish!

    sin tai lim: Yes, their food is good.
    Wah..u knw the histiry of almost all chinese restaurants?

    Jessie: Hello! Yes yes, indeed cheap hor?

    simplegirl: Exactly lohh.. somemore this is cleaned and cooked & served to you!

    gill gill: Yes, so not only Pg can get gd cheap food, KL also can! 😉

  7. 550ml jar of faith @minchow

    Hold IT!! RM10 for that whole fish?? You gotta be kidding me! And it actually tastes decent?? What a deal!!

  8. ai wei

    nice!!! and that fish is only at RM 10??? *rub my eyes* unbelievable

  9. UnkaLeong

    Please eat more nutritious food while the nurse is away. And do not start exercising yet till you really feel better and when you do, please ease yourself into it…

  10. J2Kfm

    wait, Lan Je serves a whole fish as well, not the head only.
    i've yet to try the kota damansara's version though. only the one in Rawang.

  11. Selba

    Good to know that you are recovering well and so nice to have friends that care a lot to bring you to eat nutritious meals 🙂

    I'm drooling over the asparagus pic, was at a Chinese rest. last Friday but they were out of asparagus 🙁

  12. worldwindows

    The usual chirpy post. You are well! The fish was bred and reared right. Meat looks good.

  13. thule a.k.a leo

    the problem with cheap fish is that they don't guarantee on the freshness and muddy taste… sorry I couldn't make it for lunch last Sunday 🙂 I only got my car at 3pm in the afternoon and rushed back to lipis straight away.

    couldn't find Lan Je??? contact me mar… I can guide u coz i have GPS in hand.. lol!

  14. CUMI & CIKI

    Sortune is like when one is tone deaf.

  15. thenomadGourmand

    550ml: Yes, I didnt dare to expect too much too when i stepped in.

    ai wei: Yes..its like the "in" thing in KD now..many outlets offering Rm10 for a fish!

    unka: hear hear "Uncle"! ;p

    J2kfm: Oh it is? Well..dont think its RM10 tho 😉 Will stick to the Rm10 til the hype is over 😉

    selba: aww..i hate it whn that happens! But maybe asparagus is hard/expensive in Indo? Its one of the higher priced veg here in Msia too and not all restaurant offers it.

    ww: Chirpy ahh? Well, my condition tends to be like a roller coaster ride. Sigh. Hope it stabilize soon.

    leo: Yes, I was worried abt the muddy taste too. But had to tk that chance.
    Don't worry bt Sun. Atr weekend also can!

    c&c: Aiyo..i skipped a heartbeat when I saw that. Can't stand spelling mistakes..

  16. Life for Beginners

    RM10 fish? Would not have believed if it weren't for your post, dear. You blogged it first! 🙂

  17. thenomadGourmand

    lfb: There's lots more outlets ard KD that offers the same!

  18. vialentino

    i know i should not visit ur site during midnight and darn, here i am to see and read…make me drooling nia ler….the dim sum looks better than Axian dim sum…kekeke

  19. thenomadGourmand

    vialentino: Oh yea…tht one that u blogged abt! I daresay this one's better too! Frm just the pics!!

  20. 3 hungry tummies

    coming back to Malaysia just to eat! everything seems so cheap over there.

  21. Angela Kolen

    Of course, what a fantastic web site and educational posts, I’ll add backlink – bookmark this web page? Regards, Reader.

  22. Rocco Preziosi

    thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my facebook

  23. someone

    hello 🙂 how many time had u been to the restaurant before? :yes:

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