Road Trip and Dinner at Kuala Selangor

A view of the river from a restaurant...

It has been ages since I got a chance to go for a road trip. I managed to invite some friends to follow me to Kuala Selangor for a one-day road trip recently on Merdeka Day (Malaysia Independence Day, 31st Aug 2011). Since it was a public holiday, traffic was quite heavy but we managed to find our way to use the new KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR), which cut our travelling time to half. Upon reaching Kuala Selangor, we head on to check out the restaurants along the river to have our dinner. Although it’s my first trip there in years, it’s quite easy to find our way because of the signboards of restaurants splattered along the roads and also heaps of cars heading there. Since it was a public holiday, there were loads and loads of people at the restaurants, waiting to be seated. We went to a few which turned us down due to too many people waiting. We found a restaurant called ‘Restaurant Kuala Sungai’, and managed to get a table after waiting for about 30 minutes or so. Phew!

Coconut water and 'Keropok' snacks before dinner...

After we ordered our food, waiting for our dinner was even longer (about 2 hours!). So we ordered our drinks and had some snacks to keep ourselves from starving! LOL!

Crispy fried squids...

One of the first dishes that landed on our table was the ‘Crispy Fried Sotong’ or squids. Quite a standard dish among seafood places but the taste was okay.

Crabs 'Kam Hiong' Style

Next on the table was the ‘Kam Hiong’ Crabs. Another popular dish, ‘Kam Hiong Crabs’ are crabs cooked with dried shrimps, curry leaves, curry powder and chilli. The crabs tasted good but they were quite small. It would have been nice if the crabs were bigger in sizes…

Steamed Fish 'Tom Yam' Style

We were quite impressed with this dish…Steamed Fish ‘Tom Yam’ Style. Although it looked a bit bland here, it tasted great. The gravy was just right…not too spicy, not too sour, plus the fish was fresh too! (It has to be fresh because there’s a fishing village nearby LOL!)

Mantis Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk

This was the best dish at our dinner that evening… Mantis Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk. Very rich, aromatic flavor. If you’re worried about your cholesterol levels, then you’d better avoid this one. LOL!  To complete our dinner, we also had Fried Mee Hoon (Vermicelli), a plate of stir fried vegetables and some beers!

All in all, it was quite a pleasant meal, although it wasn’t the best. Most importantly, we all had a great time on the road trip and chillin’ out with friends. Looking forward to another road trip soon.

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