Wednesday 22 October 2014

Matang Seafood 马登瓦锅海鲜鱼粥 @ Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bharu

Matang Seafood 马登瓦锅海鲜鱼粥 @ Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bharu

The seafood porridge are flown from Northern to Southern, Johor. Not long ago, I discovered this seafood restaurant located at Mount Austin. When I take a closer look on the name, I was so surprised that the origin of this restaurant is actually not far from my hometown, originated from Matang, Taiping. And yet, I only to taste it out at the southern part of Malaysia. 

Seafood Porridge in Claypot 海鲜沙锅粥
This portion of two in piping hot claypot cost us about RM44, which comprised of ingredients of our choice, such as big prawn (RM8), fish (RM12), crab (RM14), squid (RM5), clams (RM5). I am impressed that all the ingredients used are very fresh and with the natural sweetness of seafood, I love it very much. The texture of the porridge is different from the typical Cantonese congee type of porridge, which is fine and smooth. The rice is cooked and fully absorbed with seafood broth, rendering it soft but remains its shape and not totally crushed.

You Ma  油麻 RM6.50

For seafood porridge lover, this restaurant is open whole day from 11am to 10pm and no rest hour in between, enable the customers who are craving for seafood to enjoy their dishes whole day long. The price is considered reasonable as well with the wide variety of fresh seafood. There are few more seafood porridge restaurants nearby, however Matang Seafood is always ranked as one of the most outstanding among the others. We have planned to visit another famous seafood porridge restaurant in Johor Jaya too, and the comparison will be up soon in near future. 

Address : Matang Seafood 马登瓦锅海鲜鱼粥
91, Jalan Austin Heights 3, 
Taman Mount Austin, 
81100 Johor Bahru
GPS : N1 33.718 E103 46.753

Business Hour : 11am - 10pm
Tel : 016 - 761 8909

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Goh Zha Lang Taiwan Porridge 古早人台湾粥馆 @ Skudai, Johor Bahru

Goh Zha Lang Taiwan Porridge 古早人台湾粥馆 @ Skudai, Johor Bahru

Goh Zha Lang Taiwan Porridge is not strange to Southern Johorean, as it has several branches in Taman Sentosa, Taman Abad and Taman Sutera Utama respectively. By chance, we visited this Goh Zha Lang Restaurant in Taman Sutera Utama to look for shelter during a heavy rain. It is definitely a good idea to have hot porridge during such a rainy day. 

Photo taken after our high tea session at Goh Zha Lang Restaurant. This big word of "粥" in front of the porridge restaurant simply cannot be escaped from passerby's eyes. Although it is named as "Taiwan Porridge" restaurant, it actually offers wide variety of dishes accommodating the taste bud of local people to pair with rice, plain porridge or sweet potato porridge.
Fried Sweet Potato Leaf with Sambal  参峇番薯叶  RM8
Departing from the norm that porridge must be paired with light dishes, we have ordered this stir fried sweet potato leaves with sambal, which is heavy in taste.
Fried Pork Intestine With Pineapple 黄梨大肠  RM9
This is one of my favourite dishes in Goh Zha Lang, and has become a MUST whenever I visit Goh Zha Lang nowadays. Freshly cut pineapples have been used rendering the dishes very refreshing, the heat control is very good too. It is extremely appetizing and tasteful, I can easily eat this with two big bowls of porridge.
Fried Prawns With Dry Chillies  宫保虾球  RM14
We have ordered another heavy taste dish-- prawn balls with dried chilies. Although the portion is not very big, it is very flavourful to go with porridge.
Sweet Potatoes Porridge  番薯粥  RM1.30/per head
 We have ordered sweet potatoes porridge, which is with additional natural sweetness. Diners can enjoy unlimited refill at no extra charge.

Complementary desserts of the day- red bean with black glutinous rice.

Address : Goh Zha Lang Taiwan Porridge 古早人台湾粥馆
65, Jalan Sutera Utama 8/3,
Taman Sutera Utama,
81300 Skudai, Johor Bharu
GPS : N1 30.917'   E103 40.140'

Business Hour : 11am - 12pm
Tel : 07 - 5585172

Branch at Taman Sentosa, Century Garden, Taman Gaya