Simple Seafood Dinner with Mom!
Mom was visiting a few months back and we know that though she loves seafood, she has to watch what she eats because of her cholesterol level. I guess we should too since gluttony runs in the family! I lost count of how many times we had visited this restaurant, Kedai Makanan Laut Kebun Kelapa in Port Klang. I am not going to even bother trying to translate this restaurant since I will probably butcher its meaning but the restaurant was named after the Hokkien name of the location in Klang.
Now even though I had visited this place countless of times, this was the only time I took photos because I was also taking some family photos at the same time. This restaurant has been around for ages! It’s quite a famous place for seafood in Klang before others mushroomed. Famous for seafood, the dishes here are not those fancy ones you get today but rather old school classics leaning towards home-style comfort food.
Don’t expect ambience but the place is decent enough for some comfort chow. At least one can still choose air conditioned or simple au naturel. The place is fairly worn, showing that it has been serving customers for neon ages and fairly clean. Even the red tablecloths are filled with holes and worn from washing.
First up, some regular Fried Beehoon (RM12) for 7 hungry fellas. It’s nothing to shout about but just nicely fried up beehoon with lots of fish cakes, chicken, prawn and green vegetable for mom because she cannot take clams. We also order their specialty of Clam Beehoon (RM10) but somehow I forgot to take a photo of this. However, if you are not shell fish allergic, do order their clam beehoon as it taste better than this one.
Kam Heong Lala
Definitely Oo La La! Ravishingly addictive with its perfumed aroma distinctive of the curry leaves and piquant sauce, the Kam Heong Lala (RM18) is sinfully good. Using hard shell clams, the sweet briny clams are deliciously stained with a robust spicy and savory Kam Heong sauce. Make sure to lick the clams clean because the sauce is worth every licking!
Yam Basket with Kung Pao Chicken
Cute as the way they served this was a little different from the norm! Crispy and creamy Yam Basket (RM24) held saucy Kung Pao chicken and crowned with crispy fried beehoon. The Kung Pao chicken is executed beautifully with enough sauce to mar the yam and is filled with loads of boneless chicken, onions, dried chili and cashew nuts. The yam basket had the essential powdery creamy flavor and texture. This is a winning combination and is a must-have for us each time we visit this restaurant.
This is a favorite dish of mine as I just love oysters, big or small. The Oyster Omelette (RM22) is pretty good in flavors. It has the Northern version texture of the slightly soft and chew tapioca starch mixed with egg and studded with lots of baby oysters. I can taste the briny taste of the oysters together with a good dose of spring onions. Enjoy the slightly gooey and eggy texture with the house chili sauce. This one was gone in a jiffy!
Salt & Pepper Prawns
Another classic rendition using basic seasoning like salt and pepper to bring out the sweetness of the fresh crispy prawns. This dish showed off the freshness of the prawns even though the crustaceans were deep fried. It was also perfumed with bits of chilies, onions and coriander. The Salt & Pepper Prawns (RM65) was so good, I literally polished off everything, including shells, except the head!
Teochew Steamed White Pomfret with Beehoon
Marking its territory as Teochew, the significant ingredients like pickled salted vegetable, tomatoes, mushroom, bean curd, salted plums, chilies, gingers and coriander are all bathing in a soupy concoction with the fish and noodles. The broth is handsomely comforting as each sip brings warmness to the heart. Sourish, lightly salty, little spicy and even a light sweetness, the broth was really addictive for me. You can order other fishes for this dish but sister prefers this one. The fish is really fresh and steaming it only brings out further sweetness. Our Teowchew Steamed White Pomfret (RM79) had four medium white pomfrets. I am hardly categorized to be a beehoon lover but I find myself slurping this happily. Happy simply because I love the broth!!
Sautéed Sweet Potato Leaves
Our greens were a simple Sauteed Sweet Potato Leaves (RM10) with garlic.
As I have said before, Kedai Makanan Laut Kebun Kelapa is not fancy and yet, loyal customers will always return for some pure old school seafood. They do have plenty of other seafood like crabs and squids too. Service is decent while price is not too bad for the quality. High point goes to consistency as I have returned few times throughout the 10 years and the food is still as good and comforting as before.
Total damage for 7 gluttons with drinks, nuts and towel: RM258.00
KEDAI MAKANAN LAUT KEBUN KELAPA
No.1352, Jalan Nipah, Lorong 4,
42000 Port Klang
Tel: 603 3168 4451 / 0174
GPS Coordinates: N03′ 00.918 E101′ 25.409
Closed on Monday
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Wow that yam basket looks regal!ReplyDelete
Nice! Sometimes old school's the best! Like our noodles here - many would insist on the way they had it in the 50's or 60's, anything different...no matter how nice...they will say it is not nice.ReplyDelete
Yam Basket with Kung Pao Chicken or Kung Pao cuttlefish is one of my favorite dish. And my favorite part is the Yam Basket! Hahaha....ReplyDelete
I kind of love the way the whip up this dish..teow chew pomfret with beehoon. Sounds so appetizing.ReplyDelete
there's few eatery in Penang that was famous for the steamed fish with kueh teow instead of meehoon! the broth was similar, sourish and appetizing! :DReplyDelete
I will probably order the same dishes and my wife never misses the fried-meehon/crab and Yam Basket (her favorite) !ReplyDelete
The steamed fish with mee hoon is so special, can make is a wholesome staple food by it own!ReplyDelete