>> Thursday, April 29, 2010
Venue: Steam King, Kota Damansara
Occasion: Dinner with parents
Overall comment: Steamed fish was no doubt a "must-have" at this restaurant. I know on weekends, this place is packed during dinner time, so do come early to avoid having to wait a longer time for your food to be served.
Total bill amount (inclusive of rice & tea) = RM84.20 for 3 persons
Looking at the bill was sure a surprise. We were expecting the price to come up to around RM60 max, but it came up to RM80+. Yeah, for 3 persons, we didn't expect paying so much for dinner. It's just fish! Hahaha...but yeah, it's no doubt fresh & meaty fish!
My dad came across an advertisement/write-up of this restaurant in The Star newspaper a few Sundays ago. I guess the few points that struck him were the attractive photos (yes, talk about the power of pictures), the interesting write-up, & certainly, the location of the place (it's not too far from where we live).
So yeah, there we were on a Sunday evening, just the 3 of us. We had to wait for quite a while for our food to be served as they were short-handed. Nevertheless, the dining experience there was not too bad, despite the long wait, since the warmth & friendliness of the staff there made us "feel good".
Here's what we had:
The fish was SO meaty! The 3 of us had a challenging time finishing the fish...my dad thinks that the fish is slightly "seng"/fishy-smell, while my mum & I found it alright. It's certainly good stuff, but oh, is catfish THAT expensive? It's been awhile since we had this fish, so we lost track of the market price :) Once in a while, it's lovely to just enjoy such fresh fish :)
This photo below shows how the small portion looks like. They gave us the wrong plate of pork ribs! Thankfully we haven't touched it, so the waitress took it away & gave us our plate of pork ribs (in the 2nd photo). Somehow the 1st photo looks nicer...hahaha...the pork ribs was a recommended dish & it sure tastes pretty good. It's slightly crispy on the outside & is coated with the salted egg & the fragrance of the curry leaves. Somehow, I feel that the pork ribs aren't well-marinated or marinated for a longer period of time. If it were, it would have tasted even better! :)
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If you're around the area & you're looking for some good Chinese meal (especially fresh steamed fish), this place is worth trying out :) Just make sure you're there earlier or much later, or it'll be best to make a reservation before hand.
We will surely return to this place someday to try out their other dishes (yes, I did say that it's a tad pricey, but oh well, the food is good, so we don't mind going back there again!).
Steam King Seafood Restaurant
7, Jalan PJU 5/10
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (+603) 6140 7460
H/p: (+6014) 633 2110
Business Hours: 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m., 5:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.
Website: Steam King
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