Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sabah Food Hunt Part 2 ~ Garden Seafood Restaurant

Once we touched down KK and met my sister, she already told me few restaurants to choose for the reunion dinner. As I asked her to ask around whether most of the restaurants operate during Chinese New Year eve. But in her mind she already decided to go to

Garden Seafood Restaurant
Location: Off Jalan Mat Salleh, Tanjung Aru.
Tel: 088 - 442222, 442211
Aquarium for the fresh fishes, crabs, mantis prawns........
Some of the restaurant setting
The restaurant has two sections - air condition and non air condition. The photo above is the non air condition section.
After being seated, we were served with
Fresh Chili and Garlic
Sabah Chillies
My sister kept reminding me that the chillies sauce is very spicy around in Sabah, and she asked me to try a small amount first before scooping lots of it.
I let my mum to be the honour to try it first as she always comments that the chillies in Penang are not spicy at all. lol After mum tried some and she told me that it is really spicy. I did try it and it is really hot and spicy, the burning sensation that really makes you awake.
Steam White Blotched Snapper a.k.a Hoi Tai Kai
Hubby so happy that the first dinner at KK, he is able to try this white blotched snapper. He's been wanting to try this fish when he saw Ah Xian programme. lol As Ah Xian said the textures of the fish is exactly like chicken. And this proves that to be true. I think hubby is the one who finished most of the fish. lol The fish is very fresh.

Stir Fry Clam with Spring Onion and Ginger
When the clam arrived, we look at the shell, it's look like scallop. However, it is a clam. And the clam tastes very nice.
Stir fry Sayur Manis with garlic ~ RM12
If you been to some part of Sarawak or Sabah, you might have the chance to savour this type of vegetables.
Let me introduce to you what is Sayur Manis? Actually it is something like "Mani Chai", Babi Chai"......, Different places tend to call different names. It is usually serves in pan mee. The leafy vegetables that serve in the Pan Mee is what I refer to. However, we consume all the stems for the sayur manis. For the "Mani Chai" or........ we usually consume the leaves only.
You can see the photos of sayur manis from "This leafy vegetable was first discovered in the Sabah town of Lahad Datu by a farmer, who found a way to grow the stems into a crunchy texture and give the leaves a tender texture. Today, Lahad Datu is famous for these leafy greens."
Hubby never try it before, and he is lucky to try it. We try to order the same vegetable the next few days in other restaurant, but we were told that since it is raining season, the vegetable does not grow well so they did not get any from their suppliers. lol
This is one of the vegetables that I will order whenever I visited KK. lol It is very crunchy. My hubby loves it after he tried it.
I would suggest that you try this when you are in KK or some part of Sarawak. Usually when we order in Mandarin we will call it "Sabah Su Zai Chai". lol
Spicy and Salty Special type of Mantis Prawn ~ RM60
Why I mention it special? As hubby told me that the mantis prawn looks different from Penang Mantis Prawn. And each of the mantis prawn was kept in one plastic bottles and tied. I should have took the photos to show my readers. The mantis prawn has the black and yellowish stripes over the body. lol
The mantis prawn is very fresh and the textures of the mantis prawn are just right. It is well cook with the nice aroma. Very yummy indeed!


Anonymous said...

Have been hearing lots of good comment about KK seafood, seeing your photos, esp the mantis prawns...I really hope I couldn try it one day!

soo sean said...

I love their sayur manis too. Btw, do they have bilin? Another type of vege in East Malaysia.

minchow said...

The mantis prawns look sooo interesting!! I won't be able to go Sabah-lah... any place in the Peninsula serving this??

Lingzie said...

oh!! this really brings back memories when i visited KK. my friend took us to this big huge seafood place too, similar to this one! wah the food really good!

Food Paradise said...

SimpleGirl - Yes, seafood is very famous in KK. You should arrange a trip there. We intend to go Tawau and Sandakan next time for more seafoods. lol

Soo Sean - Yes, they have bilin too. Do you know that you can get bilin in Penang market too? I just realise it last year when I went to the market and buy vegetables. lol So you can buy and cook yourself.

Food Paradise said...

550ml jar of faith - I am not sure about that. If I ever came across, I will let you know. lol

Lingzie - Most of the seafoods restaurant are huge in KK. lol And most of the foods are delicious too.

soo sean said...

I bought them once in Jusco Qb, but they were not as tasty as the one I had before. How about the market? Did you try before?

Food Paradise said...

soo sean - I don't see in Jusco before but I saw that in the market. I will get one next time when I saw it and try it. Will tell you when I tried. ^0^

NaNcY tEo's page... said...

makes me so hungry early in the morning...recalling the foods in kk...

Food Paradise said...

Nancy - hahhaha.... but you went there so often. :P

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