Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Riverview Seafood Restaurant @ Kuala Selangor

steamed scallops with ginger paste (RM9.60)

Last Saturday night, we dropped by Kuala Selangor for a friend's daughter's birthday party. Held at the brand new KFC (only opened 3 months ago), all the kids including the adults had loads of fun. There was even a yummy homemade chocolate cake, for the birthday gal (Happy Birthday Maria!) whom I have seen grow up since she was a teeny weeny baby. I still remember how she made a 10 day journey on the road from KL to Bangkok and back, when she was a mere 6 month old baby. What struck us about this KFC was, the quality of the food is so much better vs the Klang Valley outlets - chicken pieces were bigger, tastier and crispy while mashed potato was nicer. I guess, when you're catering to a smaller group, you have more time to spend on churning out quality food.

butter prawns
butter prawns (RM12)

After the party, we did a detour to the older side of Kuala Selangor - Pasir Penambang. Everything looked really pretty - lit up at night. I was at a lost on what to eat since there were so many seafood restaurants. Did read one person's recommendation on Jetty Seafood. We walked in and the place was super packed. Somehow the vibes we got were mixed - the man at the counter obviously wanted our business and asked us to wait while this grouchy lady came up and said, no space for 2 people only. I guess she reckoned, it was no point to get our business since she had better luck with a table of 8 pax. We did manage to get a table BUT everyone was too busy to even look at us for an order. Hence, we did the most sensible thing - walk out to the next restaurant.

side view of restaurant

Although the restaurant next door didn't look so appealing, at least we were greeted at the entrance by a more pleasant waitress vs sour faces from next door. We quickly settled on a few dishes since we had eaten a few fried chicken at the party - steamed scallops, butter prawns and vegetables. Splashie Boy wanted his deep fried sotong which was absent from the menu.

jetty fishing
jetty fishing even at night

Right between the two restaurants, you will see people fishing even though it was night time. Food came pretty fast - steamed scallops was yummy with the ginger paste. I loved the crunchy butter prawns, which came with a sweet but addictive deep fried crumbs mixed with curry leaves. Meal came up to a reasonable RM33 for that night including drinks.

free dessert - wobbly and transculent jelly

They even threw in a free dessert - some non-descript jelly that just tasted sweet. We did do a quick walkabout town but decided not to buy anything since it was so late at night. Place was quite packed since it was school holidays. After dining, we drove past more restaurants that were also packed. Even though I did think the place we dined at was kinda touristy, at least they were quick and efficient plus more pleasant to deal with.

Riverview Seafood Restaurant
No. 1, Jalan Besar
Pasir Penambang
Kuala Selangor

(Pork free. I reckon it must be since only seafood in their menu plus we did spy a few Malays dining here.)

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the scallops does look very lovely..

its kinda funny that you find some KFC places better then others..i heard rumours that the 1 @ jln sultan ismail is the best..then again thats their HQ, so it has got to be good.

ling239 said...

i have to agree with u...
for example, the KFC in TTDI tasted much better than the one in 1-U... >.<"

i want the prawns pls.... ^_^

Ciki said...

good, quick thinking, walking out! Otherwise, how would you have stumbled upon the scallop! looks drool worthy :)

Shell (貝殼) said...

reasonable price but far fr my place^^

worldwindows said...

I love the seafood there but it was 7 years ago. Hope for another excuse to go. Their fish is so good.

Precious Pea said...

This is the one with a big crab in front of the restaurant right? The have this sizzling cockles which is not too bad.

choi yen said...

Kuala Selangor is too far...petrol price increase no more far places for food :...(

backStreetGluttons said...

this place has better location than most but has un-outstanding food unlike those nearby that PP and family has raved about ! Many ppl also do night fishing here for the catfish , even as they eat in the restaurant( just a hook away ( !

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow.. RM12 for buttered prawns is real cheap compared to RM25 for 5 mixed sizes ones in Penang. The price for the scallops too is cheap. I hope to get someone to bring me there one day. Thanks for sharing :)

Loh said...

What are the prices of mud crabs of medium size in the Klang Valley? In Melaka town the wet markets sell them at RM23 per kg.

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