Saturday, August 25, 2012

Seremban Seafood Village (芙蓉烧蟹海鲜村) @ Jalan Tuanku Munawir, Seremban

During my trip down to Johor, I dropped by at this very well-known crab specialist, Seremban Seafood Village to try their signature Baked Crabs as well as other Chinese seafood delights. 

The crowd on a Sunday evening was so unbearable as the ambiance was very vibrant and we had to wait for 15 minutes before we managed to secure a few seats. 

#1 Homemade Chilli Dip (Complimentary)

A trio of salted crackers, chilli padi and a bowlful of sweet-sour chilli dip (specially for the crab) was served on the table as I digested the menu options. 

#2 Signature Baked Crabs (招牌烧蟹) @ RM110

We started with the house specialty which was the main reason people came here for. The crabs were really fresh, meaty and what made it a standout was its thick coating of special sweet sauce. The dark sauce was so sticky that it suffused into the sweet thick flesh, leaving us hungry for more.

#3 Salted Egg Yolk Crabs (咸蛋蟹) @ RM90

Famed for its huge crabs, we tried another common favourite which has a great consistency, not too dry or soggy. However, the chef was too generous with his application of salted eggs that day that it turned out rather overwhelming for me to taste the naturally sweet seafood. 

#4 Buttermilk Deep Fried Fish (奶油鱼) @ RM40

From the seafood family, we had a small-sized Tilapia fish dish ordered. It was heavy in buttery taste, and I personally enjoyed it as the sauce was thick enough to go with bowlful of steamed white rice.

#5 Salted Fish Belly Pork in Claypot (咸鱼花腩煲) @ RM40

For the 3-layer-pork "Ham Yu Fa Lam Pou", it tasted decent. No major complaints and I appreciated the beautiful aromas from savory salted fish. However, it was just not my cup of tea because of the soft fatty layer of meat.

#6 Beancurd in Gravy (招牌豆腐) @ RM12

The egg gravy was delicious for its faint flavour after having a few heavy dishes, but unfortunately it cooled quite quickly. For the beancurd itself, I find it rather firm, and I prefer one with softer smooth texture.

#7 Water Spinach (砚菜) @ RM12

When the bill arrived, it stunned almost all of us because the total damage was around RM50 per head! In terms of service, it was prompt but not friendly, probably because the business was too brisk so I would not comment much.


Verdict:
1. Frankly, the overall taste is just slightly above average, nothing much to 'wow' about. 
2. Recommended: Signature Baked/Grilled Crabs
3. Pricewise, it is really hiked up due to its popularity among tourists but you wouldn't be surprised if I come back only for their baked crabs.


Seremban Seafood Village  (芙蓉烧蟹海鲜村)
No. 3720-3724,
Jalan Tuanku Munawir,
70000 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan.
Contact: 606-764 1260 /  6012-628 7661
Operating Hours: 12noon to 9pm daily

17 comments:

  1. its kinda fun to eat once in a while in places surrounded by a lot of random people

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  2. wow, a big bowl of the complimentary creamy dip! and it looks really nice too :D

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  3. wow, a big bowl of the complimentary creamy dip! and it looks really nice too :D

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  4. The place is filled to the brim with people! Is it expensive?

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  5. I heard about Seremban baked crab is very famous and delicious, I must try it one day!!

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  6. That baked crab looks amazing! Thanks for visiting my little blog :)

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  7. Everything looks great, but kudos on the complimentary starters!

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  8. It is really good the baked crab. But I haven't been there for quite long even though my hubby is from Seremban.

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  9. Wow! Drooling at the crabs and imagine dipping them into the sweet sour chili!! Yum!!

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  10. For the grilled crabs...I usually go to the one located at Taman AST. I find that the taste over here is quite salty.

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  11. looks good the spinach > . < reminds me of restaurant oversea hahaha

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  12. Tried the grilled crab last Saturday, so so taste but at RM60 a kg, you can get better deal in Klang or Port Klang areas

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  13. expensive and not delicious at all...Seremban food sucks

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  14. Expensive. Not worth it at Rm65.00 per kilo

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  15. True , there's lot of people but the workers aren't friendly at all . Not worth going all the way from JB . There is lot of places better than this restaurant . At least you spend your money to someone who know how to respect you as a customer . Thank you !

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  16. True , there's lot of people but the workers aren't friendly at all . Not worth going all the way from JB . There is lot of places better than this restaurant . At least you spend your money to someone who know how to respect you as a customer . Thank you !

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