First of all, let me say this is going to be a very long post. Not because I am going to crap lol, simply because there are more than 20 photos to be included ;) So last weekend I treated my family for a seafood dinner in Bukit Tambun. We decided to dine in Prawn Village because of its large variety of seafood and cleanliness. This was actually my second time there. The first time I came I was just a small kid. All I remembered was the stair case down to the restaurant.
Parking in Bukit Tambun is quite scary, the roads are small and most people double park. Each car is charged RM2 for parking here.. kinda costy huh? But for the seafood.. don’t care la lol. There are a lot of monkeys playing around and walking on wires. Not scared to get electrocuted one.
If you are unlucky you may have one of them landing on your vehicle. Just pray they don’t scratch your car or poop on it lol.
It’s not hard to find Prawn Village. Just keep driving towards the jetty and look for the sign board.
And this is the stair case mentioned earlier to enter the restaurant. It looks small but you will be surprised ;)
Aquariums containing different types of fish greet you at the entrance. Prawn Village has almost twice the seafood offered by other restaurants nearby. No kidding!
What’s better than ordering off the menu? Being able to look at the real dish first. I like this photo, it gives a false perception that the dish labels are photoshopped in it.
I finally know what these clams are. Previously I call them ‘than’ in Hokkien. In English, they are called JackKnife Clam. Do correct me if I am wrong, they look the same in Wikipedia to me. On the right is a ‘Hor Hu’ which translates to Tiger Fish. I got a shock when I googled up ‘Tiger Fish’.. the fish sure looks mean lol.
Not sure what this seafood is. They are usually steamed and taken with Thai chilli sauce. Maybe a close relative of Balitong?
Live oysters and scallops.
Poor crabs being tied up. These crabs are from the river hence their shells are dirtier than those flower crabs, which originate from the sea.
Lai Liu Ha, prawn mantis. Look at their size!
A big garoupa swimming among flower crabs. Poor fish.. one of its eyes is severed.
And more seafood! Those bawal putih (pomfrets) are big for sure.
One of the counters in Prawn Village. Have your drink made here ;)
An overview of the Prawn Village’s dining area. It sure is clean for a seafood restaurant, especially in Bukit Tambun. The one next door.. OMG king-sized flies flying around. Totally no mood to eat seeing that.
Most seafood restaurants here have a nice view of the river and boats passing by. It doesn’t smell so don’t worry.
It’s near Christmas, and Prawn Village had the ceilings nicely decorated. There’s even a medium sized Christmas tree in the center of the restaurant.
Enough virtual touring the restaurant lol. This was the first dish to arrive, ‘Sam Gu Sai Lan Choy’ @ RM14. Three types of mushroom cooked with brocolli flower. The dish’s name gave me and my brother a good laugh. ‘Sam Gu’ lol.
Fried Tong Fun tasted good and very well worth its price @ RM3 only. The prawns are big and very fresh.
You must try the satay in Bukit Tambun. Kinda difficult to find satay that has this much meat (and fatless) now. They are only RM0.60 per stick.
Fresh scallops cooked in curry powder @ RM2.50 per piece.
Kam Heong Jackknife Clams @ RM9. Super nice, too bad the clams are little.
Fried osyters on sizzling plate @ RM12.
Steamed Tiger Fish @ RM8 per piece. Despite the ugly looks, their meat sure is sweet and tender. :drool:
Surprisingly this is the most expensive dish of our meal. At RM18, it has 3 types of spring rolls accompanied with 3 different sauces to dip in. Nothing spectacular about the dish except the Prawn Village Bean curd (top left). Our dinner totaled up to RM102 including drinks. Considered reasonable because we didn’t order any prawns or crabs. Anyway, do you know that Prawn Village is a