Kuala Selangor is associated with seafood because it is so close the sea and there are many restaurants to satisfy any palate. Many KL seafood lovers come here on weekends to enjoy good food in a Kampung style setting.
I enjoyed a sumptuous seafood feast at the Restoran Kuala Selangor as a part of the MM Adventures Firefly Tour
When they brought out our meal of chilli crabs, cereal prawns, sweet and sour fish, steamed vegetables and fried rice I did not think that the three of us would finish all this fine food. But we did and boy was it great!
The total cost of this tour was RM565.00 for 3 persons which included the meals, except for the drinks which were RM5.00 for a pint of fresh watermelon juice. From memory the beers were around RM14.00 per 500ml bottle which is also very good value.
Just a word of caution if you think that the cockels look like tasty treat because you could end up with a bout of hepatitus!
We went to this restaurant, which was located at the end of a street in Pasir Penampang, after going to the firefly tour in Firefly Park Resort, Kuala Selangor. I expected the food at the restaurants to be very good, as they were supposedly very well known, but ended up being dissappointed. There were 2 large restaurants at the end of the road, one being River View Seafood Restaurant and the neighbouring eatery called Jeti Seafood. We decided to choose the River View Restaurant as there were more patrons. Our logic was that more people must mean more well known and better food. The restaurant is next to the Kuala Selangor river and we liked the location. It was 10.15pm and the waitress said the crabs were finished and that the restaurant was closing at 11p.m. We ordered chinese tea, steam freshwater fish, a curry seafood dish, tofu, yam basket, mayonaise prawns and fried noodles. The service was slow and the food took some time to arrive. We received all our orders except the fried noodles. When we enquire, the waitress went to the kitchen to ask and later told us that they wrote down the order but did not prepare it. I wondered why the food was not prepared, was it because it was finished or they had forgotten ? No apologies offered. All dishes were not tasty, the tofu was bland. I usually enjoy yam baskets, but their deep-fried yam ring was mushy instead of crispy. The filling was made of frozen vegetables with mayonaise only. When we were about to be done with dinner, my brother noticed there was a small black bug in the steam fish dish, horrors! The bill came up to RM106, which was fairly priced.
Favorite Dish: Nil. We definitely won't return due to poor, slow service, lousy bug-ridden food.
I like the environment, and the food here. Fresh and tasty.
Favorite Dish: We order a Sweet and Sour Crab, Butter Prawn, Steam Fish, Cuttlefish, La-La, Vege, and all come out very tasty. Remember to order a "man tou" to dip with the crab sauce, it is fantastic. And dont forget to order the "Jiu Pai Steam Fish" it is realllyyyyyyyy nice! sour + a little spicy + a little sweetness... the combination are just great!
The restaurant is not air-conditioned but it is always breeze and cool... napkins and other light articles will be flown away by the wind... From the restaurant, the view of the river is fantastic... On the right, you can see the river flowing into the sea as well as the stilted house along the Selangor River... on the left is the bridge from where you will cross if you come from KLumpur...
Favorite Dish: The speciality if, of course, seafood... The seafood is fresh and good... The crab porriage is really good... The prawns comes with various types of preparation... We tried one cooked spicy with tom yam style... The yam basket is different from restaurants that I have taken, but nonetheless its filing of prawns and salad is quite unique... Overall, the food is acceptable and the price is reasonable...
The restuarant is located in a residential house at end of the road... It is non-airconditioned but is somewhat cool by the side of an oil palm plantation...
Favorite Dish: The speciality is, of course, beggar's chicken... Besides that, there is also pig shoulder with yam, duck stuffed with Chinese mushrooms, 8-treasures glutinous rice, pig stomach soup... There are also seafood dishes as well...
For those unfamiliar with begger's chicken, kumpung chicken is used for its preparation.... The chicken is stuffed with Chinese herbs and wrapped in aluminium foil and paper... It is then cover with clay and baked in an open brick oven using charcoal fire... This type of baking will infuse the meat with the herbal aroma and taste...
The restaurant is only opened for dinner only from 5.00pm to 10.00pm 3 days a week (ie Wednesdays, Saturdays ad Sundays)...
After watching fireflies we came here for dinner. It was average but the price was reasonable. There are a few seafood restaurant here so if you are lucky you will get one that serve the best food.
One of my friend could not eat spciy food so we order the steam fish thinking it will be not too spicy but unfortunately it was asam steam and it was the most spicy dish on our table
Favorite Dish: We had steamed fish, Butter prawns, Marmite Chicken, Bamboo lala, Vegetables and drinks for 5 person the price was very reasonable.
There are a few basic restaurants by the river. We had our dinner in one of them, which offered an open air terrasse with a wonderful view of the river and the water village.
Favorite Dish: Fish and sea fruit dishes cooked à la chinoise are the speciality here. I liked specially the crabs in in spicy pepper sauce.
This restaurant was reached by climbing the steps up to the top of the hill overlooking the town, thus the name The Steps.
When we got there we were handed a menu that was written all in Malay. We had our handbook which wasn't a lot of help. The ladies working there did not speak english.
We finally told her what we thought was fish, no meat, and veggies. I guess she understood because that is what we got.
It was the best meal that we had in Malaysia.
We returned the following night and had the same thing.
This is my usual restaurant for seafood. It is on stilt by the river and if you go there around 7pm, you can watch the sunset. Food is delicious and cheap. Does not serve pork.
If you do not know what to order, they have set meals of about ten dishes for 6 to 10 pax.
Favorite Dish: Crab - Kam Heong, dry curry, sweet and sour, roast etc.
Prawn - lai leau, drunken (my favourite), steam etc
Fish - steam with ginger, teochew, soya bean paste, sweet and sour etc.
Mussels - same as crab.
Calamari (sotong) - deep fried etc.
There are plenty of seafood restaurants around in Pasir Penambang. During the weekends, many people will drive from KL to enjoy fresh seafoods here, because the price is much cheaper as compare to the town or even Teluk Gong, Klang. The journey takes roughly an hour.
Favorite Dish: Emmm ...... totemo oishii! That's what my Japs friends said after the dinner.
There are lotsa typical Malaysian's restaurant built on wooden stilts above the swamp or sea.
Pasir Penambang is a small fisherman village. So you can get fresh seafood here.
Favorite Dish: Prawns, crabs, fish, cockles, etc etc...