Our friend only stayed for a night in Kuching so we brought him here for a taste of seafood for dinner.
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The famous halal seafood restaurant is still as famous and much sought-after for its delicious and fresh seafood and dishes.
I love looking through their fresh seafood and frozen section to see what they have to offer for the day.
After placing our order downstair, we proceed to our table upstair. I believe they have done some renovation and the place looks new. Still dimly lighted as before but the place look more modernised than before. I like the current look.
Luckily we made a table reservation as it was a holiday and we did not want to take chances. Soon the place was packed to the brim.
While waiting we were served with this prickled cabbage which reminded me much of kimchi.
We did not waited that long as we were the first few tables. The first main we ordered was this oyster pancake (o chien). Our friend enjoyed it very much. He never tasted a crispier and drier oyster pancakes as those in West Malaysia are wetter and different version.
Oyster pancake RM18
Then the waiter served us our lo han chai (vegetarian dish) into individual serving bowls. Slightly salty for me. Taste-wise, it was fine.
Lohan vegetarian RM18
Initially we wanted midin but the vegetable has been booked by others, so we ended up with stir-fried yew chai. Nice and simple stir fried with garlic.
Yew chai RM15
They have tapah that evening so we choose a big slice of tapah and request it to be steamed Cantonese style for our friend. May not taste as great as how my MIL does but I like it.
Steamed fish RM46
This got to be my favourite dish of the night. Stir fried lokans in ginger and sweet sauce. Not much to dig in though but everyone liked it very much.
Fried ginger lokan RM25
The texture is like lala but bigger shells.
When I were a kid, they used to serve this baked cheesy seafood in crab's shells but now no more. Instead they serve in a pie tray.
Seafood pie RM24
It is a lot sweeter and moist than what I could remember. Taste like lokan from this restaurant but I think I prefer the lokan than this baked seafood pie.
Lastly, we have this kay-si mee (noodle) especially for the kids. Like the lo han chai, the noodle was salty and I hardly could finish my serving as by then I were full.
We actually paid the bill and left before they called hubby telling us that we missed out on one dish!! Roasted duck with buns! Gosh. How absent-minded was hubby since he was the one who ordered the food. So, we got to go back and collected the duck.
Overall, it was a sumptuous and enjoyable dinner although a couple of dishes were "over-whelming with msg". Total bill was RM250++ inclusive of drinks. The kids were well-behaved and eat their food. Even Jamie also warmed up to our friend and he was happily to be carried by him. That was something as Jamie is not so easily tricked to be hugged and carried by someone he is not familiar to.