rif decided to take me to Coconut Flower Restaurant for my birthday last Saturday. I asked Jeen, Mei Shum and Michael to come along. We were supposed to reach the place by 2pm but no thanks to the jam, we reached the place at 3pm.rif took me here to try the toddy (coconut wine) as I have been keen on knowing how it tastes like. When we got there, I ordered a large bottle of toddy (1.5 litre), Bihun Lala, Butter Squid, Chiew Pai Tofu, Kam Heong Bamboo Lala, Sweet & Sour Crabs (1kg), Kam Heong Crabs (1kg) and a large plate of Oh Chien. The toddy was pungent, sour and gassy. I didn’t like it. Tasted better with Guinness…but I still didn’t find it good. Well…at least now I know what it tastes like. The food didn’t take too long to arrive, we only waited for 20 minutes or so. (probably because there weren’t that many people dining at 3pm) The bamboo lala was quite good. They used the fleshier type so there was more meat to chew on. The spicy Kam Heong flavour went very well with the juicy lalas. The Chiew Pai Tofu was delicious. Although it looks very bland, it is far from that. Deep fried till crispy golden brown, pry it open and you will find smooth, custard-like egg tofu flesh. A generous slather of mayo and I was in heaven…rif too. The Butter Squid was superb. Succulent squid rings deep fried in buttery light batter and topped with deep fried egg yolk, it hit homerun with us. Sooooo delectably good and sinful I-Tell-You! The crabs were mediocre. I still prefer the ones from King Crab and Greenview in PJ. rif really enjoyed the Kam Heong Crabs. He tends to favour spicy or curried flavours. Mei Shum too, preferred the Kam Heong Crabs to the Sour & Spicy Crabs. She found it too sweet for her liking. Mike and I liked the latter. We enjoyed mopping up the gravy with mantau buns and ordered and extra plate of it just for that. I agree with Mei Shum that the gravy was too sweet; it would have been better if it were spicier.The Bihun Lala was decent. I’ve had better ones at King Crab but for more than double the price. The lalas were peeeeeeeeuuuuuuny! So small till I had to dig into the noodles to find it. And there was no lala taste because of the puniness. Taste-wise, the bihun was alright with enough “wok hei’ and it was well-seasoned. We had another plate of this because Mike felt like having some more. I wasn’t impressed with the Oh Chien at all. The batter was too dense…with the flour ratio trumping the egg. The oysters were nice and bursty which was great, as I get really annoyed with the shriveled, dry ones. Palatable, but not something I would order again.Once we were done with lunch, they brought out my birthday cake. rif got me my favourite flavour from Secret Recipe, White Chocolate Macadamia. It was as yummy as always. I loved every bite. Thank you rif!The bill came up to RM 151.45 including 5% tax and 10% service charge. All in, it was a pleasant meal with a few hits and misses. The great company made up for that. They charge for wet towels and peanuts. The peanuts suck, so if you want to save a few bucks, just tell them NO PEANUTS, NO TOWELS. There’s a sink and a clean toilet for you to wash up.On the way back, we stopped by Subang Jaya because I wanted to have my favourite cendol. Hehe…rif is such a dear hor? If only my birthday is everyday…kekeke.
Verdict: Reasonable priced, average tasting seafood. Order the butter squid, bamboo lala and tofu. Yummy!
Coconut Flower Seafood Restaurant (Pork-free)
702 Jalan Udang Galah,
Kampong Teluk Gong ,
42000 Port Klang,
03-31341218 / 016 636 9600