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It was the Labour Day weekend and we decided to treat
ourselves to lunch at a so-called seafood restaurant. Since the name of the
restaurant contains the word “Makanan Laut” which literally means seafood, we
found it pretty amusing that none of its signature dishes were actually seafood
|in the heart of the 'new' Sentul |
|a lazy afternoon, they do rip-roaring business at night|
If you were to check online people normally come here
for Belacan Fried Chicken,
Roasted Pork Knuckle and the such. We do admit however that the Curry Fish Head
is what draws the crowd too, but since the emphasis is on the curry and not the
fish head you could argue that the attention is not on the seafood?
Our apologies for digressing. We placed an order for a Hot
Plate filled with Banana Leaf Squid, a bowl of Salted Vegetables & Tofu
Soup and a steaming ceramic bowl of 1Kung Pao Chicken.
1a spicy stir-fry Chinese dish made with
chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers
|banana leaf squid|
|omelet for the seafood aversed Brendan|
|salty vege & tofu soup|
|kung pao chicken|
|let's give this a go then?|
Truth be told we were none too
impressed with the dishes served. The squid was passable, the soup too
MSG-laden and the chicken fell short of expectations. Take nothing away from Zhen Liew Siang though,
since we did not order their signature dishes. Lesson learnt, the next time we’re
here we’ll be sure to order their signature Belacan Fried Chicken, Roasted Pork Knuckle and Curry
Fish Head. For now we’ll reserve judgement.
Since our meal (and all future meals that we intend to order
the next time) runs in excess of RM50 Zhen Liew Siang unfortunately does not fall within the category of
the everyday food for the everyday person.