During the recent Nuzul Quran holiday, I made an impromptu trip with the family to Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple at Jenjarom. After which we found the restaurant recommended by my dad in Banting closed, we stopped by Morib for a little while before looking for another restaurant for dinner. We had some tough time looking for the seafood restaurant which my dad vaguely remembered as ‘a restaurant located after Gold Coast Resort’.
We gave up on finding the no-name restaurant and simply choose another eatery. Turns out it was the correct restaurant. Fate I guess? The name of the restaurant is Asam Batu Laut Restaurant. I guess the name come from its location at Batu Laut and their fame for asam fish (which I found out later). This restaurant is located at the estuary complimented by mangrove forest, fishing boats and Strait of Melaka. Indeed it’s a lovely place to dine at.
This is the outdoor seating. Come early to choose the best seat. Only a couple of tables filled at 6.30pm.
Another view of the outdoor seating. Surrounded by coconut trees and other tropical trees at the other end, lovely ain’t it?
Steamed lala @ RM15.00. Broth is heavily seasoned with Shaoxing wine while the lalas are unfortunately rubbery. Ironically this dish was recommended to us as a best-seller. I blame the candle-lit flamed under the serving plate for overcooking the lalas. A forgettable dish.
Steamed grouper/garoupa with minced ginger @ RM38.00. Our favorite dish. The minced ginger is spicy enough to tantalize our taste bud (chee kek in Cantonese) and the grouper fish is so fresh. I haven’t eaten a fish this fresh and yummy for a long long time. Highly recommended. A thriller dish. :)
Kam heong crab (1kg) @ RM48.00. It has 3 crabs in total and they are fresh and quite fleshy. I dislike the taste though. It ain’t the typical kam heong flavour, more like curry flavour. It’s quite spicy.
Additionally, we tapaued (take-out) salted egg mantis prawn @ RM10.00 (small). Sorry no picture. It’s the best salted egg mantis prawn! The mantis prawns are fried to perfection and with the combination of salted egg… ah lovely and highly addictive. It’s crunchy and spicy at the same time.
Overall, the food at Asam Batu Laut Restaurant are amazing and fresh. Would love to go back here to sample other dishes. If you’re like me who’s bored by the mediocre seafood offer at Port Village Seafood Restaurant (@ North Port, Port Klang), this place is a good alternative.
Update 2nd May 2015:
Went to this restaurant on Labor’s Day. Here are what we ordered…
Asam steamed snapper fish @ RM48.00. Since this restaurant has the name asam in it, we figured they are famous for asam fish hence we ordered this dish to try. The fish is so fresh. Yes, they have maintain the freshness quality after all these years. Unfortunately there is not enough asam in the broth. Not chee kek (exciting) enough as we said in Cantonese.
We were let down when they told us their crabs have been sold out. I guess I need to make another trip here again in the near future. The restaurant were packed to the brim at 2pm when we arrived.
Asam Batu Laut Restaurant
Sungai Mosok, Batu Laut,
42800 Kuala Langat,
GPS coordinate: N 02o40.771′ E101o30.252′
Mobile no.: 019-3844362, 019-2669953
Business hours: 11am-10pm
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