Monday, March 16, 2009

Gossip & Seafood @ Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

crabbie time again....yums!

Catching with friends over dinner is always more fun especially when the food is awesome. Last Friday (defying all odds that it was an unlucky Friday 13th!), we all made it safely to Robson Heights Seafood, chosen for its highly lickable salted egg yolk crabs. I was first introduced to these luscious crustateans last year by Lyrical Lemongrass who is a regular here.

large water prawns + glass noodles = great prawny tasting slurpy soup

Perched on a hill, this place is easy to spot especially if you are chugging down the Federal Highway in one of its infamous traffic jams, where time stands still. Even though it was a Friday night, I made it within 1/2 hour from Shah Alam - a miracle indeed. The specialties of this place is not hard to spot, as the enterprising restaurant has them printed on their wet towel packets. Since I did do some research on this place (after some prompting by Precious Pea, who was hungry at 5pm!), I ordered the pork ribs, which Kampungboycitygal raved about. Also added the interesting sounding fried intestines with dried prawns.

very lickable salted egg yolk encrusted crabs

The pork ribs came in a jiffy (the kitchen is definitely super efficient here!) with meat that was falling off the bones. I felt it was just a tad sweet probably because we ate it on its own vs with rice. The fried intestines was a big dissapointment - not crunchy and lacked much taste even though they did laden it with lots of dried prawns and chopped green cili padi.

We got lucky with the claypot glass noodles with water prawns, which turned out to be the winner of the night. Usually, the norm is to order the black pepper udon and since it wasn't available, this was recommended by the waiter. Filled with large water prawns (3 pieces sliced into 2 for the 6 of us), the soup was rich from the prawn roe making the glass noodles slurpworthy.

The crabs were the finale of the night with us attacking the very lickable salted egg yolk encrusted crabs. While the steamed crabs were large and sweet, it would have been better with more liquid vs egg as the crabmeat was a little dry inside. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful meal especially catching up with everyone. For more on what we demolished that night, see my Flickr set.

Restoran Robson Heights
108, Jalan Permai
Off Jalan Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03- 22746216

(Non Halal. Place is parallel to Federal Highway. To get here, go up the Brickfields ramp on the highway, turn right at traffic lights, go straight and take a left at first traffic lights. Go straight, do not turn left back to the highway, you will see the restaurant on your right hand side.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

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Precious Pea said... fast posted oledi? It was a great dinner alrite!! Shall our next meeting be at this place again?? I wanna try other stuffs too.

Vivien said...

expensive? but sure looks fresh esp the crab

boo_licious said...

precious pea - better post up before I forget. Damn delish lar the food, yes we must go again. Want to try the sang har meen!

Vivien - not super cheap but the crabs are very huge and fresh. 2 crabs are abt RM65 to RM70.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yeah, I want to try the sang har meen too! Let's go let's go!

Nice catching up with everyone that night. So much fun!!

J2Kfm said...

the freshwater prawns with tanghoon's bursting with sweetness eh?
just wondering, when cooked that way, the flesh still firm and juicy?

Julian Si said...

I love the porky ribs there ...

Ordered it TWICE the last time I went!

I am back from diving Manado ... and was so deprived of BKT whilst I was there, I went for my "fix" this morning ;-)

Tummythoz said...

Such clear pictures of mouthwatering dishes!
I prefer this to Siu-Siu.

Unknown said...

snapshots are cool. sounds delicious.

Unknown said...

i want the claypot glass noodles with water prawns..sounds enticing

boo_licious said...

LL - yeah that sang har meen looked so delish! When?

J2kfm - not as bouncy vs sang har meen but not soft either and still very yummy.

Julian - LOL, BKT straight away....I can imagine how I feel after eating 2 weeks of pasta and pizza also.

Tummythoz - so do I! I reckon I ordered the wrong dishes at siu siu.

Hi dawn, glad you liked them, hope you get to try it soon.

kampungboycitygal - the glass noodles really rock. We were slurping the soup and soft noodles down quickly as it was absorbing the soup.

Ciki said...

boohoo:( i missed a lot :(:(

iv eaten here before so i dont mean the food.. the company la..

boo_licious said...

ciki - we missed u too dearie. Next time we do sang har meen here, come & join us.

PureGlutton said...

The food looks damn good, man! I wanna go!! Can i join u people? ;-)

worldwindows said...

The prawns with noodles so red with the prawns juices. Mouthwatering!

Unknown said...

yummyy.........I will try to make it. And your pictures are too cool and gorgeous.

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David said...

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