Friday, May 27, 2011
Dining Out @ SKH Riverview Seafood Village, Kuala Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Colour my world. Isn't that a lovely statement if we lived in dreary super gloomy British weather? In my case, I wasn't too pleased last week when someone decided to "colour my world" yellow at dinner, which resulted in these less than stellar pictures. Don't get me wrong...the food was great and so was the wonderful company I was keeping but my pictures looked horribly jaundiced from the sunshine yellow tablecloth.
Back to food as that's why you all read this blog. I was introduced to this place by a newly found friend J. Like good children, we flocked to this place just off the busy MRR2 from different directions...some from KL city centre, Cheras and me from far flung (and maybe another country where passport is required) Shah Alam. Being super efficient, J had got us all kitted up with maps hence we had no excuse to be lost. Incidentally, J also paid for dinner (thanks again) so this meant that I don't have any prices to quote.
Dinner started off with a home cooked chicken soup. Boiled for 4 hours, the soup was sweet from the use of white cabbage, chicken feet (including one whole chicken) and Chinese ham. We slurped the boiling hot soup together with silky smooth homemade wantans. The whole dinner was served like a Western meal, course by course with individual servings. Once the tummy was well lined with the heartwarming soup, we moved on to the aromatic garlic pork rib. The meat had a lovely brown crusty exterior that hid succulent layers of meat and fat. I enjoyed this tremendously with the spicy and slighty tangy green chilli dip on the side.
Next course was pomfret cooked two ways - the slices fried with vegetables, while the bones (nothing is ever wasted) were deep fried and coated in a sweet tasting soy sauce. I enjoyed the bones best as they were cut in small pieces and well fried to be so crunchy that I didn't get any large pieces. Really enjoyable with the not overpowering sweet but aromatic sauce. We moved on to the crustaceans, the classic soy sauce pan fried prawns. While the prawns were fresh, I felt the sauce was a little lacking of its sweet caramelised taste I usually associate this dish with. As the tummies were quickly filling up, we finished off with a fried yee mee with crab meat. Luckily they had shelled them, as I can imagine I'll be darn lazy to spend the later part of the evening doing the hard work. The noodles are paired with a deep fried kailan leaves, shredded to resemble seaweed.
We end the meal with dessert in the form of a tong sui (sweet broth) and some complimentary gui ling gao. It was a pretty satisfying meal that had me thinking I should return to do justice to their crabs. I wonder if they do a mean salted egg yolk crab version or a luscious butter coated one. Oops, my mouth is now watering and my tummy starts to rumble for some crab action.
SKH Riverview Seafood Village
No. 6 & 8, Lorong Embun 2
Tel: 03-4252 3166
(Non Halal. Open from 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30 to 11pm. Place is just off the MRR2, the turning is on the left after the Flamingo Hotel and the road to Mei Keng Fatt. Follow the signboards to get here. More pictures are in my Flickr set.)
*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.