Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sea View Restaurant
Our final meal before leaving Batu Pahat - we were lucky to get a Chinese restaurant on a Sunday (most weekends they are fully booked for weddings, or tour groups). Sea View Restaurant in particular! Even with its multiple-storeys, it's really hard to get seats. Is the food really that good? Well, I think it used to be a bit better in the days before it got so popular (and thus more expensive).
I did like the kung pao chicken slightly more than at Ocean's. The chili had more bite here although this could just be a fluke.
We splurged on a steamed fish - a fairly large and meaty bugger covered with crispy chye poh (preserved radish) and doused with a lovely fragrant soy-sesame sauce. Oh I ate a lot of this fish.
Healthy dose of greens - some "ti wang miao" (I'm not sure what it's called in English!) stir-fried very simply with garlic. Yummy and addictive. I hate chye sim but this vegetable I like. None of that metallic bitterness.
The ubiquitous yam ring. This one was fairly ordinary. The yam tasted quite pre-prepared and the stir-fried ingredients within were just so-so tastewise.
There were at least two siew mai fans (not me) at the table, so we had this platter. I thought it was also quite ordinary. The one we had at the dim sum restaurant was much tastier.
Altogether the meal for four adults and two kids cost about RM80 (S$35 or US$20). Service is fairly good. Ambience - typical Chinese banquet restaurant (unfortunately complete with public karaoke and big video screen).
SEA VIEW RESTAURANT
21 Jalan Zabedah
Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +607-434-6999 (3 lines)