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April 18, 2009

Chiem Choo Seafood Restaurant, Klang

I recently went to Klang on a seafood adventure with rif, Jeen and Han. As it was a new area to us, we drove around Klang town like blind bats, looking for a particular restaurant which we did not find. An hour later, my stomach started rumbling so I suggested another alternative. I checked Garmin and Chiem Choo Seafood Restaurant was the first to appear. Ravenous, we settled for this.The place was not packed, but it took them a rather long time to take our orders. I looked around to see what other people were having and ordered based on that. We had to wait for almost an hour. By then, I nearly chewed the table out of hunger.Prepared Hokkien-style, the tapioca noodles looked like a heap of mess. However, don’t be deceived by its looks. With a sticky and slightly chewy texture, the noodles were brimming with “wok hei” and contained bits of crispy lard. Very unique we thought, and the plate was wiped clean in less than 5 minutes.The squid (RM12) were fresh and crunchy. Cooked just right, the fiery green chili paste further accentuated its sweetness. Jeen and I found this average, as we both love our squid to be deep-fried. The tofu (RM10) was bland and badly cooked. There was hardly any minced pork and the gravy was too starchy. Very disappointing; don’t bother with this. o_0On the other hand, we were pleasantly surprised with the tung po yuk (braised pork belly) – RM15. This simple dish got the thumbs up from us. The thick gravy was full of flavour and the pork was meltingly tender. It tasted divine with the fluffy mantau buns. I moped the plate clean with my mantau! =PThe Oh Chien (RM20) was slightly burnt on the outside. Taste wise, I found it too starchy and the oysters were very, very small. The egg mixture was vinegarish, which I didn’t like. rif and Jeen thought it was something different and nice in its own way.

All in, dinner cost RM 71.20 for the above. Although the noodles and braised pork were good, I found the food in general, average. Service was awful. We waited for more than 2 hours for all our dishes to be served!

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 5.5/10
Service: -1/10 (They didn’t even bother serving us!)
Verdict: Try the tapioca noodles and pork belly. Don’t bother with the tofu.

Chiem Choo Seafood Restaurant
Lot 236, Jalan Sg Putus, Batu Belah
42100 Klang, Selangor
03-3342 0058

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20 Responses

  1. taufulou

    hrmmm, never got a chance to go that far yet. If do go also would not try..the food in the pictures doesnt looks tasty..:)

  2. 550ml jar of faith

    The thing that jumped out at me here was the squid with the green chilli paste! Seafood best done simple! The tapioca noodles really does look like one hot mess, but I’ll take your word for it! Klang, here I come!

  3. Leonard Loh

    550ml, I second that! I think I’ll love the squids with the FIERY chili sauce..

    I missed those from Chang Kee restaurant, in Nibong Tebal… I should go there sometime and feature them…

  4. thenomadGourmand

    that noodle looks tempting and i think i’ll like the squids, simple and just w the sauce.

  5. backStreetGluttons

    A better choice for Klang food would have been the Western Klang ( Westport/Banting side ) of Pandamaran or Teluk Gong. Klang food is very average if you dunno which one to lookout for, and yes for 3 hours you will have already reached good old Simpang Dua , paid 1/2 the price and still have enough petrol to come back to KL ( plus tapau 2 bottles of red wine ) !

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    BSG – Yar…should have just gone to Teluk Gong!

    Haha…true true…but if I’m in Simpang Dua, I have to eat the Cha Yuee Mian too! =P

    thenomadGourmand – The squid is simple, and if you appreciate steamed seafood, you’ll like this too!

    Leonard – I heard about this place. Is the food good?

    550ml – It’s tasty! But have to order correct dishes…else you might end up disappointed like me! =P

    taufulou – Better to teluk gong to eat, food is nicer there! =D

  7. Leonard Loh

    Hmmm… Teluk Gong, it’s going to be my next post actually ;p

    B.Babe – well I last went to Chang Kee about a good 10 years ago I think. Hope their food is still as good. I used to love the squids (coz I was a kid), but I can recall they have good Crab Porridge, Teochew style steamed fish etc etc…

    Probably I should give them a visit the next time I go back to Penang :D

  8. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    sounds like a place that will drive me mad with the waiting time..!

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    Joe – Hehe…it drove me up the wall!!

    Leonard – Chang Kee…this is in “my must eat places in Penang” list now! =D

  10. foodbin

    for good Tapioca noodle go to Restoran Hua Xing in Seri Setia

  11. J2Kfm

    hmm … 2 hours of wait? i wont go for all it’s worth.

    somemore i dun like dark dark noodles, (though i like lards!).

    i find the squids rather appetizing.

  12. Sugar Bean

    I remember I’ve been to a restaurant in Klang called Coconut Flower, we waited for very long to have our seat and very long for the waitress to take our order. But still, the food is good. Worth the wait! ^^

  13. Selba

    The green chili paste looks so good to try! :)

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sugar Bean – Yup, I like the food at Coconut Flower too! =)

    J2Kfm – Not worth the wait! o_0

    The squid can get at any seafood restaurant lor…

  15. Bangsar-bAbE

    Selba – It was fiery and tangy! ;)

  16. Bangsar-bAbE

    Foodbin – Thanks for the tip! =D

  17. Leonard Loh

    Chang Kee is in my list too!! Let’s see who gets there faster :D

    Coconut Flower, never been there, some said worth it, some said quality dropped, some said you might get to see some robbery in action O.o

  18. Bangsar-bAbE

    I think Coconut Flower’s food is not bad lor…provided you order the correct dishes. ;)

  19. Precious Pea

    I agree with you…only the tapioca noodle worth visiting the place. I stopped patronise this place cos they don’t price their food consistently.

  20. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hmmm…I want to go try foodbin’s recommendation – Restoran Hua Xing, Seri Setia.

    My colleague told me it’s also quite reasonable. And nearer to my place! =)

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