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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Toddy & Seafood, Anyone? (Coconut Flower Seafood Restaurant @ Teluk Gong, Klang)

Oohhh .... CNY's breathing down my neck !!! =P A week's off from work is like a dream come true eh? Let's hope this coming new year, everything will run smoothly, and inflation rate will drop to an all-time low. Yeah, right ....



Nothing beats sitting underneath those huts, in cooling weather, sipping (or binging) on a cold glass of toddy (fermented coconut drink) ....
Here's something from Klang, for a change. Most who have visited Klang would have acknowledged the popularity and abundance of Bak Kut Teh restaurants, sometimes proudly proclaimed as THE Klang Bak Kut Teh, almost synonymous with the town itself.
But one may wonder, since Bak Kut Teh in Klang is served mostly for breakfast-brunch, (yup, hardly able to find a good one for dinner ...) what can one eat for lunch or dinner?! No worries, as Teluk Gong in Klang is famous for seafood, paired with the perfect beverage, toddy (palm wine, or coconut flower wine?)


Starter .... Snacks that uncannily resembled Mamee snacks.


Fried Vermicelli with Clams ... really, really miniature baby clams (la-la)

Tom Yam Prawns in Coconut

Deep-fried Soft Shell Crabs

Or Chien (Oyster Omelette) with Mini Oysters
Locating this place is surprisingly, a walk in the park. Coming from Klang town, we managed to reach this place within 20 minutes. Least I remembered the trip was not too taxing, as we were in a holiday and cheery mood (it was after all, the beginning of the year!)
The place is spacious, with huts everywhere. One can choose to dine outside underneath the huts (with fans, no worries), or indoors. Ordering was a breeze, as I've already had the dishes listed on my mind, thanks to the various blog posts on this place.
The Fried Bihun (Vermicelli Noodles) with La-La (clams) is another one of Klang's signature of sorts, rarely heard of in this part of Malaysia (Ipoh, where I'm staying). The baby clams (really tiny ones) rendered a sweet-ish flavour to the fried bihun, which thankfully was fried exactly the way noodles should, not too dry, yet not too wet. But lacking in 'wok hei' (breath of the wok?).
The prawns (medium-sized ones) cooked in tom yum soup, then served in a hollowed coconut with flesh intact, were fresh, succulent, and not spicy at all. The coconut imparted the curry-like gravy (nothing like authentic tomyam though) a fresh and sweet taste, complete with sweet coconut flesh. If you think eating coconut with curry sounds funny, believe me, it isn't.

Yaaaaaaammmmmm ............... Seng!!!!
Both the Or Chien (Oyster Omelette) and Soft-Shelled Crabs were nothing to shout about though. And the medium serving of soft shelled crabs (TWO of them) costed RM40! Should've ordered salt-baked crabs instead, or steamed fish. And the soft-shelled crabs were soggy, salty, and not up to standard. Refrain from ordering these, my advice.


Notice the MODELS in the pic? =)
On the whole, the meal costed us about RM90+ for four, including the perennial favourite of the Indians (now I'm a fan as well!), TODDY! Sweet, sour, and served chilled, the drink is believed to cool the body, especially after a heaty/spicy meal. At RM2.50 per small bottle, and about RM8 per large bottle, it's WAY cheaper than the beer. Mix them with Guiness Stout, and you'll brew yourself a cocktail perfect with a seafood meal!
Location : Coconut Flower Seafood Restaurant @ 702, Jalan Udang Galah, Kampong Teluk Gong, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor. Opens for lunch and dinner everyday.

19 comments:

Selba said...

the appetizer, what kind of snack is that? toddy? interesting stuff... :)

SimpleGirl said...

I've been to this place, I love the crab especially...nice seafood, very fresh also....good choice!

fatboybakes said...

drat, u mean the soft shell crab no good ah?! hey, toddy and watermelon juice very nice combo...
we tried to start drinking toddy after the last round of increase in alcohol tax after budget, but alas, it didnt catch on with the gals. i like it though...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like eating the beehoon with lala here. Your recommendations are actually spot on. But I find the toddy a little too sweet, probably coz they add sugar to it.

ck lam said...

The tom yum soup with prawns in the coconut looks good...in fact I have not taken my tom yum that way just yet.
That toddy reminds me of those serve in Ong Cheng Huat (my whole face end up red lor)

Duckie said...

omg .. prawns looks good!!! i'm such a sucker for prawns!!

550ml jar of faith said...

Seafood yes! Toddy, double yes yes!! I was a little late in life discovering toddy... it's exquisite, especially when paired with a hearty meal!

J2Kfm said...

Selba : the snack was salty and savoury, much like Mamee noodle snacks. u have that there?

SimpleGirl : yeah, fresh seafood makes all the difference.

FBB : funnily enough, a gal in my group was the one championing for toddy!!!

LL : yeah it was sweet and sour. with that kick. pleasing to the throat, and of course, wallet lah ...

ck lam : Ong Cheng Huat in Pg? never heard of. but there are a few restaurants in Ipoh also selling toddy.

Duckie : erm, I am a sucker too. for prawns, that is.

550 ml jar of faith : late in life?!!!! ehhehee... u must be thinking i'm of jurassic age or something. =P

kampungboycitygal said...

havent been there for a long long time..love the toddy :p

cariso said...

The entrance looks POSH leh! Fyi I ended up vomitting the next day after drinking the 'tuak' at the place CK mentioned. :(

cariso said...

The entrance looks POSH leh! Fyi I ended up vomitting the next day after drinking the 'tuak' at the place CK mentioned. :(

J2Kfm said...

kampungboycitygal : yeah, and all this while I thought toddy's something that's repulsive.

cariso : oh really? tuak is rice wine ah? hmmm ... maybe cant stomach too much?

wen xuan said...

waaaa...we should become makan kakis then!

i went there twice already! cheap and ohkay food!

worldwindows said...

Good for a nice leisurely outing. Soft shell crabs are hard to cook well. Mostly turned out soggy. There is one that served wonderful soft shell crabs in far away Malacca. Malaccans will know where it is.

Little Inbox said...

Fried bee hoon with baby clams? Sounds interesting. Need to remove its shell upon cooking, not easy le.

Food Paradise said...

wow... the foods look delicious. I would like to try the tom yam serve in coconut. lol

CUMI & CIKI said...

toddy here is good esp if you go early and it's the first batch.. as the day wears on the smell gets stronger.. which reminds me of that cool coffee shop in ipoh where i can get toddy this CNY .. lol (maybe bump into u there).
the food however, has dropped in std. full of tourists and mass produced. we don't like it anymore (note all the tourists buses that line the road!)
we prefer pandamaran or tanjung harapan really!

backStreetGluttons said...

team bsg actually discovered this place when it was only a ( ONE ) shack where estate Indians ( not Hindraf members ) slaughtered those 4 legged snakes for curry,while drumming out their cocoa beats on the back estate yonder.

We have not been back since 3 years already !

J2Kfm said...

wen xuan : oh I need some makan kakis! :) hahaha ...

worldwindows : soft shell crabs in Malacca?!! pray tell?!

Little Inbox : hmm, true about the shells part. but they do not offer much of a bite. more for the sweet flavour.

Food Paradise : yeah, 1st time having the prawns in coconuts.

Cumi & Ciki : wait, which coffee shop in Ipoh?!! Simpang Pulai ah?

BSG : 4 legged snakes?!!! for REAL?!!!