Sunday, June 07, 2009

Restoran Makanan Laut Zhen Liew Siang, Sentul Raya

It was raining heavily.
Followed by a horrendous jam, near accident and a series of lost and finally found, Vincent eventually managed to lead us there.
We were having the famed Sentul pork knuckle, something that Vincent had mention for umpteen times until we were so sick of it.
Vince didnt take too long to order; he knew what he wanted us to try..
Of course the first dish we had was the pork knuckle..
The large pork knuckle was served on a creamy concoction, so that the skin at the top part remains crisp. The skin was thin and crisp, like those you get on suckling pg. As it's served immediately after deep frying, the layer of fat underneath the skin was melt-in-mouth and the meat was moist and tender. The accompanying sauce was heavy; creamy sour plumish-cream based. A wee bit of sauce complements the meat; too much and it gets way too rich.
Most unfortunately, I didnt know what was ordered (i went to the ladies); I was in for a very sinful meal that night.
Next up was the seafood with special sauce serve on hot plate.
Consisting of squids and prawns, it's served piping hot with spicy cream sauce which was very tasty at the first bite. But as I took more of it, it gets rather taxing for the tastebuds.
Luckily I got a break with some stir fried vegetables..
Simple, light and sweet.
Alas, my light dish was short lived when they placed a huge claypot of curry fish head right in front of me.
Vincent was happily tucking in, very satisfied with this dish. I, on the otherhand, find the curry diluted while Jo said the fishiness was too much for her. An average curry in my opinion.
I guess if I do come for a meal again; I'll order lighter dishes to complement the knuckle. This meal was just too overwhelming for me :p
Total bill was RM102 inclusive of drinks.
Restoran Makanan Laut Zhen Liew Xiang is located at 30, Jalan 14/48A, Sentul Raya, Off Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur.

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20 Comments:

Blogger boo_licious said...

Very cholestrol clogging meal! The pork knuckle does look interesting though, is this when you overdosed on pork knuckles?

08 June, 2009  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohh i remember this..very famous from the yesteryears..esp that tit pan sotong/prawns combination..

08 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

boo: hehehe you remembered! yes, this was round 2 of pork knuckles. extremely sinful meal indeed!

joe: yeah, this place have been there for years..my friend told me about it 6 years back and only now i get to try it..

08 June, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

that squid looks way too creamy. If i eat that, i'l miss half the meal!

08 June, 2009  
Anonymous kampungboycitygal said...

i love their steamed sting ray n siong tong lala, gotta try it! nice meeting u yterday too :)

08 June, 2009  
Anonymous Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I've heard lots of great things abt this restaurant. Still haven't tried it yet. Shall have to push this up on the priority list. Especially for that pork knuckle. LOL.

08 June, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

yeah, the curry was kinda dilute when i had it for dinner a few months back. i wonder if they added water cos i had it for lunch once and it was still thick and tasty..haha!

apparently, there's another branch in the same area, at bandar baru sentul. i am waiting to go check it out. akan datang!

09 June, 2009  
Blogger Jason said...

So much meat + thick gravy based dishes. Heh... your friend sure can eat!

09 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

cumi&ciki: yes, it was thick and creamy. quite jelak after a while..

kampungboycitygal: really? that sounds much lighter to go with the pork knuckles..darn, should have checked with u. yes, lovely to meet u too ;)

lyrical lemongrass: the pork knuckle's pretty tasty la. should try.

nic: maybe that's the reason for the diluted curry..eergh..another branch? let me know when u do check on it, if it's nicer (or not)

jason: oh yes they can. and they are as slim as you too! one ate 3 plates of rice with these dishes *shivers*

09 June, 2009  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Aiks. Everybody seesm to know this place. Except me. Sentul Raya is near err .. help.

09 June, 2009  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

OMG. The pork knuckle. Who needs vege anyway. lol

09 June, 2009  
Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

Now only i realized there's quite a fair bunch of ppl who hasnt tried this plc!
Must organise an outing to this plc soon...

09 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: ok ok..let me look for the map... only recalled turning right after passing dynasty on your left, then drive straight pass 2 rights, turn at the third...

simon: gosh, you carnivore!!

thenomadGourmand: yes, i'm surprised too! when are you going eh? ;)

10 June, 2009  
Blogger Joyce said...

Just had a horrible experience there! Had a family gathering for 30 ppl there n all was wonderful ie knuckle, sotong n prawn, deep fried wings etc incl lala in superior soup. We found a huge FLY in a lala and the management was so rude to us. Told us that its not their fault as they got their lala from the market. WT...!!!!!!! anyway her attitude was really bad as she was literary telling us off for the fuss. Eh hello! we had a FLY in our food!!

15 August, 2009  
Blogger Joyce said...

thenomadgourmand - you can try for taste n I must say, its not bad. But service from the management really suck esp when dealing with problem. The lady boss or person in charge is really something... =)

15 August, 2009  
Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

@joyce: U are Joyce frm ME?
Anyways, I went after the KL Std Chart Marathon, food was good and as for the service, I can imagine tht happening. Places tht are stil ran by old folks, they dont care abt service one.. "you want to eat, eat, Dont want to eat, then dont come."

16 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

joyce: oh dear! that's bad! hmmm, my only time there was ok coz we were there late, so there were no food orders. the lady boss was infact quite friendly to me. no stress at that time i guess..

thenomadGourmand: yeah, agree on old school eatery; thats how they treat their customers.

16 August, 2009  
Blogger Joyce said...

@nomadgourmand - yes its me =) and you know la I'm a food crawler. I can tolerate bad service but this place takes the cake. Such a shame as I find the food tasty!

@SC - just my luck I guess. Lucky you had a good outing there! I really like the sotong n prawn dish but now dun think I'll go again. Did you try Lau Heong? i heard the food there is similar.

16 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

joyce: i heard there's another shop serving similar stuff- but my friend prefers this. ok, now i know the name, shall look for it soon! :)

17 August, 2009  
Blogger Joyce said...

ok SC, do go try n blog bout it. Hopefully I can get to try the sotong n prawn soon ;)

17 August, 2009  

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