Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their signature dishes: fish head curry and mamak-style fried chicken.
They are extremely busy especially during lunch hours and a long queue is a normal sight. Luckily the service is quick so the line moves fairly quick. The aroma of seasoning and spices immediately hits you before you even reach the stall. Batches and batches of chicken are fried non-stop to cater to the crowd.
Rooftop dining is not uncommon for fine dining restaurants and bars. But what about seafood in a hawker setting? Well, in Kuching there’s this place called Top Spot Food Court where half a dozen of restaurants – mostly serving seafood (halal options available) operate on the roof of a 6 storey car park.
The environment is dim but airy and always buzzing with activity. If you are staying in the hotels along the Kuching Waterfront, Top Spot is reachable on foot within minutes.
Although you could sit down and order the dishes off the menu, it is more recommended that you browse and pick the seafood yourself – provided if you know how to judge a fresh fish. But from what we saw, the seafood variety here is good and more importantly fresh. So the tastiness pretty much depends on the chef’s skills. Anyway, we chose Ling Loong Seafood among the available options simply because the name sounded nice.
The star dish of the night has to be the Grilled Spiny Lobsters, which were wrongfully listed as prawns in the menu. So you could imagine our surprise when these meaty lobsters arrived on our table. They were cooked perfectly, as the chunky sized lobster flesh was sweet, juicy and succulent.
Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they’re one of the busier restaurants in Shaftsbury Square.
There are three types of soup: chicken, tomyam and vegetarian. The soup’s flavor only starts to appeal towards the end of the meal when you boil the noodles with it. Each person get his/her own pot since it’s shabu shabu and there are plenty of sauces to choose from the self-service sauce bar. But despite the choices available none seemed to hit the spot for me.
Honestly speaking the food here is not cheap and the quality is nothing to shout about. The vegetables and processed food stuff taste exactly as predicted but the seafood could be a little fresher. The meats especially the beef has an unsettling odd color with an annoying piece of fat attached. Maybe I live in a steamboat town so my opinion is harsher but I truly expected better for an individual set that starts from RM18.90.