When one of my friends mentioned that we are going to have seafood in Telok Gong,I was happy as a butterfly thinking of the famously tasty coconut wine there and imagining me savoring every single drop of that glorious moonshine. So without any second thoughts I just say YES!, hopped into a car and followed them there.
Then we arrived at this place.
I was like WTF? I thought we are gonna have coconut wine???
Well apparently we are not having anything close to shandy. Just a nice proper meal...despite being a little bit disappointed, I was brought back to life by the aromatic smell coming from other guests' tables.
We were served with some coleslaw made with chinese cabbage and your normal mayonnaise while we wait for the main course. Refreshing, though we found a black piece of unknown substance which is still unknown till this day, probably better that way anyways.
Of course, tea would be mandatory. And fineeeeee...I did have a taste of alcohol courtesy of some wines brought over by Evonne.
About 20 minutes later, our fish dish arrived in the form of Special Mee Hoon with Lala. Really good stuff this one with just the right amount of spices and salt, with the natural sweetness of lala too! Lalas were plentiful as well, just look at the picture!
And here's uncle & auntie Hoh approving the dish!
The meal were followed by 2 types of chicken, Salted Chicken & Friend Chicken. Whilst both dish are equally well done, I find the salted chicken erm...not so salty. I suspect they didnt really cooked the dish using the traditional method, which requires the chicken to be wrapped and steamed/baked/cooked in a thick layer of salt over a long period of time. The fried chicken taste fantastic, crispy and smells fantastic on the outside, tender and moist in the inside. Goes fantastically well with their home made chili sauce!
Then came the tofu soup. Its alright though I prefer the one served at Lala Chong...A bit too salty for me.
The came the Seven Star Grouper Fish Fillets simply steamed with some rice wine and soy sauce, and some ginger and chili on top. Really fresh, really nice, matches the expectations set when one is having seafood anywhere near Klang.Good stuff this one.
Next to come were the Steam Prawns, prepared the same way as the Grouper. Fantastic stuff, the prawns were done just right, just enough chewiness without destroying the delicate sweetness of the prawns. Yummy yum yum :D
The last to come were the BIG Lalas, just figured we order this lala since its stated BIG in the menu. Well they were HUGE and arranging rather nicely on a bed of ginger, chilies and rice wine. The taste is alright but I wasn't so fond of the texture. They overcooked the dish and the lalas became a little bit too chewy and even rubbery. I passed on this after one or two pieces.
Still not ready to stop we ordered some Char Kuey Teow. Really good and nice, and certainly beats some of the CKT stalls here in PJ! Just the right amount of saltiness and oiliness, a perfect "dessert" to finish off the meal :D
This is really a great meal, we made sure all plates were cleared and left with a smile on our faces. And with less than RM30 per person for 10 of us, we will definitely be back for another round! :D
Here's a map for you readers, if you are coming from Shah Alam Highway, just go straight into Pulau Indah Highway and turn into Jalan Telok Gong after you see the signage. Drive for around 10 minutes and you should see the restaurant on your left.
Yong Tat Seafood Restaurant
No. 9185, Kampung Telok Gong,
Pandamaran, Pelabuhan Klang,
Tel: 03-3134 1167
11.30am - 3pm (only lunch)
Tues - Fri:
11.30am - 3pm (lunch)
5.30pm - 10pm (dinner)
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
11.30am - 10pm (all day long)
doggyjames says...a good restaurant by any standards, would be back for more for sure!