Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cheap seafood @ 阿娇 Cha Po Tion, Sekinchan

Planned a day trip to Sekinchan with my bunch of secondary school friends. I actually didn't expect they would all agree to go but thanks all.

It was a long drive ~.~" I expected it to be a shorter trip but it took us like almost 2 hours to reach there. We used the old way that exits from Subang - the highway - Ijok - Kuala Selangor - Sekinchan. If you know how to access the Latar Highway, please use it! Much faster, lesser small winding roads.

Thankfully it was worth the drive. We had a good meal, and discovered the beach! :)

 There are few other seafood restaurants around the area. Most of them are also crowded with people, mainly Guan Seng Loong is the biggest restaurant, my mum suggested there too, she say they will have more variety of seafood as some of these small restaurants have limited types of seafood only, but we saw that there were many tour buses outside Guan Seng Loong so we were afraid that the food quality won't be that good.

And so my friend who has a friend who lives in Sekinchan suggested this one and so we tried.

 Deep fried calamari with chilli sauce.  This was good. We ordered 3 plates of this :p RM14 per plate. Great as a snack itself already.

Steamed prawns. Very curious why they want to put egg to steam together... But the prawns were amazingly fresh. There were one or two not-so-fresh ones. We ordered 2 plates. There were about 10-12 medium sized prawns per plate. (RM15 per plate)

Steamed lala (RM14)

 Fried crab (dry-style) The crabs were a bit small. They didn't have methods like salted yolk style or buttermilk style. The taste was okay la. RM20

There were a choice of shark soup or fried shark with chili paste. We chose the chili paste style. I don't know if it's like that or overcooked, it was kinda mushy and it didn't look appealing/taste appetizing. Maybe the soup style would be nicer. RM12

We ordered mantis prawn as well but we checked with one guy if the order was taken, he said noso we canceled it. But when the bill came we did order the mantis prawn =.=" I told the female staff who took our order, she apologized saying that she wasn't aware that it didn't come.

We ordered a plate of vegetables too, stir fried yau mak (RM7)

8 of us were guessing the bill would come up to RM250, but when the bill came it was RM132.50. All were like 'huh?' We were surprised it was so cheap. Tea and rice were RM7.50. It would be perfect if the shark dish was good because I was told that people go there for the shark dishes. (The sharks are farmed for their meat.) But anyway, my friends were very satisfied with the 3 plates of deep fried calamari :D

Was looking at some of the articles printed out by my mum about Sekinchan and saw a map that leads to the beach. We asked a local boy along the way and he said turn into the junction next to a sotong/seafood factory. There's a sign that says Jalan Redang or Pantai Redang I can't remember. Turn at the junction and just go all the way straight and you will see the beach!

 Good way of recycling *thumbs up*

 On the way back to KL. My initial purpose coming to Sekinchan is to snap a polaroid picture of my rainbow umbrella at the paddy field, but wrong timing, it's been harvested, no green or gold paddy field. Next time.

Along the way we stopped at one of the fruit stalls, bought some fruits to eat and mango juice. Oh my, their mango juice is awesome. Really fresh mango juice because you can taste the pulp. They also sell yams, corns etc. But my friend say it's not that cheap so we did not buy any.

Saw a stall selling kelapa bakar (burnt coconut) so we stop by to try. They put the coconut in a big tong and burn it to charcoal black on the outside and then cut it.

We drank the other type of coconut, the small one. I prefer normal cold coconut. This taste like double boiled coconut soup (yes it's hot one).

And then we stopped for cendol and laksa. There were lots of cars parked along the way dining here so we tried. 

 A very typical Malay laksa. Nice but not hot enough.

 There's no exact yes or not in phood. Some would say nice, some would say not nice. One of my friend likes the texture of the cendol, another friend prefers the chewy type. Just a bowl of plain cendol (they have it plain, with corn, with corn and durian, with durian etc). They use the durian paste, not original durian meat, you can see the bright yellow liquid at the bowl behind.

The neighbour of Cendol Borhan sells some chips, keropoks and kuihs at RM2 per packet or RM5 for 3 packets etc.

Overall, a nice day trip. One of my wish list completed. Thank you all.


Angie said...

Could you let me know the location of Cha Po Tion please? Address or GPS or how to get there? Thanks for the detailed review!

Eve Lynn said...

Angie, so sorry I just saw your comment! :p

Erm, you can follow the direction towards Kuala Selangor, passing Ijok/Kuala Selangor, then you will reach Bagan Sekinchan. Just turn left once pass Caltex (there will be a sign "Bagan Sekinchan").

The other day I exited from Subang that side.

Sorry I don't have the GPS.

There's a latest highway that u can reach there in 25minutes, it's called the "LATAR highway". I think it is linked from Jalan Duta there. But I never used that highway before.