I am continuing to explore the seafood restaurants in Bukit Tambun and Floating – Seafood Paradise restaurant was my stop this time. It is one of the largest seafood restaurant in Bukit Tambun and located quite hidden from the road.
If you are driving a little too fast you might miss the turning as the sign board is not that big. As the name implies, the floating restaurant is the main attraction other than the food.
We saw the frog legs were exceptionally meaty compared to other restaurants so we just had to order it. It’s not easy to find seafood restaurants that have meaty frog legs nowadays, skinny ones are just no no for me.
The best way to cook frog legs to me is none other than using dried chilis (kung pao stlye) because they will rid of the unwanted smell. Some people perceive frog legs as exotic food but not for me. I have been eating them since young and have always been a fan of frog legs.
The dish was not as spicy as I expected and turned out to be a little sweet instead. Cost RM15 for about 4-5 frogs.
Tiger fish 虎鱼, a quite unknown species to most has one of the most delicate and sweet flesh. They are grey colored and can be easily recognized from their big, bulky head.
A full grown tiger fish typically costs RM6-8 depending on its size.
Steaming is definitely the best way to cook them to ensure they taste the freshest. Also, unlike other fish they are usually skinned before being cooked. We had two, costing RM14.
Next up was on of Floating restaurant’s signature dish – Salted Egg Mantis Prawns @ RM4 each. My mom and sister didn’t really liked it but me and brother enjoyed it. They said the dish was too wet and thought it would fare better if drier. Well, I do agree with that.
Fried oyster @ RM10 came in a big plate alright. Sadly, we found that the amount of oysters was not only lacking but also small in size.
We felt like we were eating omelette more lol. Luckily it tasted quite good.. Only if more oysters were used, then it’d be an excellent dish.
Lastly, Kam Heong Bamboo Clams @ RM15. They aren’t as big as what I’ve previously eaten in Pulau Ketam but the tastiness made up for that.
Nicely stir fried with dried shrimps and curry leaves in special chili sauce, the dish was both exciting and a palate pleaser that went extremely well with white rice.
Now let me take you on a brief tour of the restaurant. This is why it is called Floating Seafood Paradise, the restaurant’s dining area is sitting on a huge man made pond with lots of live fish swimming around. I am not sure if they are edible or used in the dishes though.
Some of the seafood on display to help customer make their orders. This is the first thing you will see once stepping into the restaurant. I’d certainly love to try that huge lobster but it was too rich for my blood lol.
The kitchen area, next to the place where the seafood is located shown in the last photo. By the way, actually there’s one problem about Floating restaurant – the flies.
If you are a hygiene freak then you might want to give it a miss. And chasing the flies while trying to enjoy your food at the same time is really frustrating, lol.
The last time I ate here was like 7-8 years ago and I am quite surprised that Floating restaurant has managed to keep their business up.
I remembered it was not as popular but there were a lot of people that day, maybe because it was a public holiday. And parking won’t be a problem because the parking lot is huge.
Address: Lot 2400, Jalan Bukit Tambun, 14110 Simpang Ampat.
Map: http://wikimapia.org/#lat=5.2757833&lon=100.4454017&z=17&l=0&m=m&v=2 (not very sure)