Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dinner at Wang Chiew Seafood Restaurant - 2nd visit

As I've mentioned in my earlier post, Wang Chiew Seafood Restaurant is fast becoming a favourite. I've had a few dinners there after my first post and although I didn't manage to take photos of every dish we ordered, here's just a few.

The mantis prawn in cereal and salted egg is a firm favourite, as always.Stir-fried broccoli with prawns quite good too. The broccoli retains its crunch and the prawns are good-sized and fresh.We tried the Assam Fish Head curry and found it quite appetizing. The tart assam curry goes really well with steamed white rice. The curry comes with chunks of fish head, long beans, brinjals, ladies fingers and tofu puffs.I always try to order a tofu dish with every meal. Wang Chiew's specialty is actually an Indonesian curry tofu. I forgot to take photos of that dish but instead got this one which is soft tofu braised with loofah gourd, mushrooms, baby sweetcorn and carrots.

I will be posting more photos from Wang Chiew's menu later.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dinner with friends at South Pacific Seafood Restaurant, PJ State

I had dinner with several good friends recently to celebrate .... friendships, new year, new life, whatever! What better way to celebrate that to have a lobster fest? Great food plus good friends - it's the perfect combination! So we all converged at South Pacific Seafood Restaurant in PJ State to begin our yummy fest.

We ordered the lobster in two different styles - Steamed in Chinese herbs and wine and Marmite. The Marmite lobster was lip-smacking with the sweetish Marmite sauce clinging to the shells and huge chunks of lobster meat. We all agreed it was very good! The steamed lobster in Chinese herbs and wine was equally good as we can actually taste the sweetness of the lobster. It's very light and is quite a contrast to the Marmite lobster. The very popular satay comes in big sticks of chicken meat marinated in a special blend of spices. There is no peanut sauce to accompany the satay but that's fine because the satay is good enough on it's own.We also ordered the Stirfried frog legs with ginger and scallions. Unfortunately, this dish is disappointing. The frog legs are big enough although there seems to be something missing in the sauce. I'm not sure if it is because our expectations were raised to such dizzying levels after the lobster that we are not able to enjoy anything else after it. South Pacific Seafood Restaurant is located at PJ State, behind the former State cinema. It's open daily from 6pm until late.