Kuala Selangor Seafood Restaurant Kwan Hwa
We heard so much about the seafood restaurants and the fireflies of Kuala Selangor so we visited them a few years ago with our friends. We went to dine at Restoran Jetty and enjoyed the fireflies at Firefly Park Resort. It was a fun and memorable evening trip.
Lately, we went to Kuala Selangor for lunch after we went to Tanjung Karang to purchase fresh live seafood. It was recommended by my sister in law’s family and we spent thousands of ringgit buying seafood. You can read it on Fisherman’s Catch at Tanjung Karang, Selangor.
Since the last time we dine at Restoran Jetty, this time we went to a different restaurant. It’s called Restoran Kwan Hwa. It is a huge restaurant with the river view.
We started off the lunch with a plate of “helicopters”. It is a type of shell fish.
To eat the flesh, you must use the stick to pull it out. The texture was slightly chewy, similar to edible snails. Some might love enjoy having this with a glass of beer.
There was no better way to start off the seafood lunch than Tom Yum Gong in the coconut. This was thick version of tom yum gong enhanced with the flavor of the coconut flesh.
The Cereal Mantis Prawn was next. The fried crunchy mantis prawn was flooded with cereal. Some might find this too dry even though the mantis prawn is delicious.
The La La with superior soup was more refreshing. It would be better if the superior soup came first before the tom yam soup. It is always better to start with something light and progressively heavy.
The Stir Fried Mee Hoon with La La is a very popular dish in Kuala Selangor. You can see many tables ordering this dish. This was ordinary, nothing to shout about.
Potato Leaf with Belacan was the only vegetable dish. Our mission was seafood so we ordered mainly seafood dishes.
We ordered three different types of mee hoon dishes as per recommended by the waitress. The first one was the Stir fried mee hoon with La La and the second one was Stir Fried Mee Hoon with crabs. We finished the crabs instead of the mee hoon.
By the time the third mee hoon dish came out, we had too much of it. The recommendation of having three mee hoon dishes was too much and they should make the dish smaller. To make it worst, the third dish which was the Mee Hoon soup with Promfret Fish was badly cooked. The soup was too little and the mee hoon was too dry. To be honest, we had better experience of having the same dish in other restaurants. This was disappointing.
Lastly, we had the Butter Crabs. It was apparent that we over ordered our food. Their version of Butter Crabs was spicier and strong in curry flavor. It was something new than the usual creamy buttery flavors we had.
For the drinks, we ordered the coconut toddy. Coconut toddy is an alcoholic drink made from coconut branches. The Indians loved to drink this. The taste of the coconut toddy is slightly “stale”. Even though the taste of the alcohol is minimal, the coconut toddy is a very strong drink. Many might get drunk by having couple of glasses of this.
Overall, we were over fed for lunch. Imagine driving back all the way to Kuala Lumpur with stuffed tummy was not ideal. We had mixed reviews on the food in this restaurant. We enjoyed the crab dishes but we didn’t like the mee hoon dishes, especially the one with the promfret fish. As usual the bill was reasonable but we were not pleased with their food recommendations. Lastly, we wouldn’t mind dining there again only with better food recommendations.
Restaurant Kuan Hwa Address, Tel, Map and Contact:
No 1A, Jalan Bagan Sungai Yu, Pasir Penambang
45000 Kuala Selangor
Tel : +03 32896719