Friday, December 03, 2010

Seafood at Klang

Ever wondered why is seafood so expensive?

Fish for example is very high in protein. Naturally bred in the sea, it is a very healthy meal to catch. The effort to catch fish is high as it usually depends on luck or skills. Schools of fish move around depending on season or natural climate changes, so the fishermen hunting ground changes rapidly. Equipment used to catch fish is expensive, and a lot of care is needed to bring them back fresh to shore. Fishermen go to the great deep oceans to find good fish and it may take days to come back to land. In order to keep the fish fresh, they have to keep it chilled and quickly brought to shore to sell or cook.

Therefore, enjoy every bite of fresh seafood you consume. =)

Today I went all the way to Klang for seafood with my family. Its about a 45 minute drive there from Subang Jaya. Klang is a city beside the Straits of Malacca. It is famous for seafood and its port called Port Klang. That port is important as goods are imported and exported through that port to the city center, Kuala Lumpur.

Tanjung Harapan, or the Cape of Hope, is where we headed to. Situated on the sea, the Port Village Restaurant is the restaurant that my family has been going for many many years. We bring visitors from overseas and celebrate special occasions there.

You dont have to worry of parking as they have a new parking area that is wide. The view there during sunsets are beautiful. Sadly I do not have a photo of the restaurant in the evening at the moment. 

Wide parking area

Panoramic view from the restaurant

The dishes that we always order are,

Kangkung Belacan or water spinach with shrimp paste. It has a little spice of chilli and a salty taste of dried shrimp.

Deep fried squid served with Thai chilli sauce. Crispy as always. Personal favorite. =)

Clamps in black sauce. It is also a bit salty but tasty.

And the main dish in seafood, crabs. These crabs are cooked in marmite sauce. it is sweet and the meat is not tough nor too soft, its just nice. =)
The crabs in the picture is 1kg.

Ah, salted peanuts just before the meal. =)

For these dishes with chinese tea and 3 plates of rice, it cost about RM 89. Expensive ya? but its good food. Like I said, treasure every bite when you eat your seafood, especially lobsters and abalones. Personally, I dont like abalones. xD 

take care.. =)

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