While my schedules are settling back to normality, I still needed a short excursion to refresh myself off the madness. So with my trusty Garmin, I decided to venture to Tanjung Sepat.
About an hour journey from Damansara, equipped with Glee soundtrack and mostly self-composed-duwaaabs with unknown scats, I got there late in the afternoon. The plan is to do a quick tea break, walk around the fishing village, watch the sunset, seafood dinner then back home.
First stop is to Hai Yew Hin, the famous pau shop of Tg. Sepat. The age old coffee shop is furnished with countless fading newspaper-review cut outs. The joint has seen better days and right opposite their dine in, it’s their new mini-production facility where everyone could just walk in to place a bulk orders and look at the busy ladies working on the steamed buns.
Mui Choy Pau (preserved vegetable steamed bun)
Sang Yuk Pau (steamed minced pork + hard boiled egg bun)
Before dinner time, a drive & walk around the fishing village;
This particular temple caught my attention,
By dinner time, most of the local seafood restaurant is packed with customers, I chose Ocen Seafood Restaurant. And 45 mins later (the price you pay when you choose a restaurant based on number of crowd in it), dinner is served.
Sizzling O’chien (clam’s omelette)
Hands down to this, I feel this is one of the best o’cien I had. They altered theirs to a deconstructed version, with a nice crispy layer of omelette and the fresh clams, unlike the usual o’cien which is too starchy for me. This version gives a great texture and the sizzling plate keeps it warm too.
Stir fry potato leaves with sambal
Every meal got to have some greens, so here it is. Nothing to shout about but no complains too.
Seafood at it’s best when it’s being cooked in the simplest way. Here the clams are being steamed with ginger, chilies and rice wine, and you get lovely broth.
Crab in salted eggs sauce
Mud crabs, deep fried then coated with salted eggs sauce. A nice aroma from the curry leaves.
All in all, there’s is nothing to boast about of the cooking style, the main difference here is the freshness of the seafood. And yeah, it make a huge difference when it is this fresh.
A night walk after dinner.
There are few other things I discovered, which it’s available in the morning, and I shall come back to:
1. savour the seafood bakuteh (breakfast only)
2. visit the coffee house (they roast their beans everyday at 7am)
3. orchard visit (longan & dragon fruit)
4. seafood maggie mee (where instant noodle is cooked with the freshest catch of the day)
How is your weekend?