UPDATED on 8 June 2008, 7.34 p.m.
Surprise surprise! My previous post on this restaurant has been chosen and featured in today's Star Metro. I guess my terrifying toilet experience was worth it after all! HAHA!
Remember this shabby place?
Or this 'scare-the-poo-out-of-me' toilet? If you have not read my earlier post on this, please click here.
I never say no to good food. Even when I have to dine in an unpleasant or somehow a bit unhygenic-looking places as long as I don't end up with food poisoning. And this place, I promised to return cos the food we had during the first visit was really good. And yes, I did return two weeks ago for lunch after I finished with my 'seafood shopping'. Just the three of us this time; Hubby, Papa and myself. Hubby and I got a bit overboard and ordered way too much food for the 3 of us as we found out that the serving size for 3 is the same as for 6! I felt so embarassed to be so gluttony when diners at the next table stared at our table full of dishes.
First dish served was Hot and Sour Prawns priced at RM15.60 for 300 grams. There were about 9-10 large-sized prawns and at that kind of price, it was a GOOD deal! Needless to say, the prawns were FRESH! Initially I was a bit upset at Hubby for having it hot and sour instead of steamed. But he made the right choice after all as the tasty hot and sourish gravy goes so well with white rice.
When we walked into the restaurant, we saw a Malay man came to deliver 3 live-and-kicking mudcrabs. Guess where it ended? Our table of course. Priced at RM36, the crabs were steamed with chinese cooking wine and lots of shredded ginger, some chopped birds eye chilies and drizzled with fried shallots oil. One word: PERFECT!
Also as we walked in, we spotted live mantis prawns in a huge tank and 6 of the unlucky ones ended up on our table. Our salt-baked mantis prawns costs RM2.30 each whereas during our previous trip, it was only RM2.00 each. Funny enough, we also discovered the live mantis prawn we bought home from the seafood stall had reduced from RM1.50 to RM1.20 each. So why is this restaurant raising its price then? Doesn't sound logic right? Anyway....still worth every cents paid as this dish was the highlight of the lunch. The taste was just right and it wasn't too salty the way I expected it to be. It was cooked to perfection. The flesh was superbly sweet and juicy. For this I shall return again!
A generous portion of stir-fry Romaine lettuce for only RM6. The serving of this veggie was more than twice of the serving size in KL. Big enough to serve a table of 10.
The last dish is a dish which I have tried during my previous visit. It was also the reason for my return. Kung Po Baby Squid at RM10. Portion so huge, you just cannot believe the price until you see the receipt. However, major disappointment as it doesn't taste the same as before. The dish seems to be a 'cross breed' between Kung Po and Kam Heong as it was loaded with curry leaves and dried shrimps! I suggest they should rename this dish as Kung Heong or Kam Po (take a pick!). It was very salty too and I vowed to never ever order this dish at this place again.
The total price for this meal including rice and several cans of soft drink came up to RM91.80 for 3 of us. I reckon that the dishes we order can fit for 6 people! Cheap isn't it?
Suang Le River Karaoke Restaurant is located at:
45500 Tanjong Karang, Selangor
H/P: 019-690.6788, 019-233.5296
Sunday, June 08, 2008
UPDATED on 8 June 2008, 7.34 p.m.