Saturday, August 18, 2007

'Rich' dinner

LKC's "boss" asked us for a dinner at Pantai Seafood Restaurant located at Kg Sg Kayu Ara - nearby the Damansara toll. He had been asking LKC for few times just this week itself. Since he had been so desperately wanted to check out this restaurant, so LKC decided to go there to give it a try. What attracted LKC's "boss" to check out this place was the snow crab. The "boss" wanted to try this snow crab even when he was in Australia, but that time he wasn't rich enough to pay for the crab.

We arrived there at around 8pm and never expected the place was so packed. I had to drive around the restaurant twice just to find the parking. The first thing that you managed to find in the restaurant is the aquariums. You can find different kind of seafood in these aquariums. Like the geoduck, Australian Lobster, snow crab, Alaska king crab, snails, clams, prawns, African abalone, oysters and different types of fish like soon hok, garoupa and etc.

The aquariums

The most expensive seafood in these aquarium is the Alaska King Crab. Always see this in the Discovery Channel - Deadliest Catch show. It costs RM238/kg (offer price, normal price RM248/kg).

Alaska King Crab

Next is the Australian Lobster, which costs RM233/kg. I'm kinda regret I did not try the lobster when I was in Australia. Never thought it is so costly here. I must try it the next time I go to Australia.

Australian Lobster

The second-runner of the most expensive seafood is the snow crab, which costs RM193/kg. The geoduck costs around RM159/kg. I always thought abalone and oysters are two very expensive food. After looking at the price of the crab and the lobster, now I feel that oysters and abalones are not that expensive anymore.

Snow crab

African abalone


Did not manage to take a lot of photos as I did not bring my camera along. Was using my phone's camera to take these photos and the stupid camera does not allow me to zoom closer. We ordered a superior snow crab, kepah (lala), crispy pork trotters and kai lan in two variety for the 4 of us. The superior snow crab was nice. The crab meat was very "sweet" and the gravy had a very strong taste of the dried scallop. The kepah tasted nice but not that special. Still prefer the Boston Restaurant in Klang. Nothing can beat that. The crispy pork trotters (no picture taken, was too busy enjoying the snow crab) is a deep fried of the pork knuckle served with some special sauce. The kai lan in two variety is nice too. There are two ways of preparing the kai lan - stir-fry of the kai lans' stalks and deep fried of the kai lans' leaves.

Superior snow crab


Kai Lan in two variety

The total bill cost us RM425. The price is quite reasonable except for the snow crab. The cripsy pork trotters cost RM30/piece, the kepah only costs RM10 and the kai lan in two variety is only RM12. The snow crab costs us RM328. If you were to ask me what is so special about this snow crab. To be honest, the answer is nothing. It just tasted like the normal crab that we can get in Kepong for RM18/kg. The only thing special about this crab is the size. It's very huge. The one that we had weighed 1.7kg. Anyway, it is worth trying if you have some extra money and wanna try to experience what the rich people eat. It is enough just to try once. Our next target will be the Alaska King Crab or the geoduck.

The bill that cost RM425

Pantai Seafood Restaurant
Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka,
PJU 6A, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara,
47400 Petaling Jaya,

They have another branch located at the Section 13, Petaling Jaya. Next to the Nissan showroom nearby the old Bulatan University.

Cafe and Rest. Fresh Unique Seafood 23
Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan,
Section 13,
46200 Petaling Jaya,


Anonymous said...

dis restaurant seafood is not vry special, fresh oni BUT dey have one PIG KNUCKLE yummy!!!!!!!! hehehe