Monday, March 14, 2011

Senibong Seafood Adventure

So, I had made a mental note before coming home to JB this time around to visit this particular place that I've never ever been to before. In fact, I had never even heard about it until someone mentioned it a couple of months ago, i.e.: Kampung Senibong. Apparently, it's famous for its seafood with a stunning view to boot.

And so, after checking out the place on google maps, we confidently drove there which is near Permas Jaya. And really, with JB being one huge construction site now (more on that later), the drive itself was an adventure, what with various diversions, potholes and inaccurate signboards to negotiate.
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Seriously, it's nothing like driving up to Fremantle from Perth (don't laugh lah), which it really should be since Senibong COULD be a top tourist draw.

Anyway, when we finally got there around 6pm, we were greeted by the sight of various seafood joints on stilts. Woohoo! And yes, the view of Singapore and JB city itself in the distance were quite breathtaking.
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We chose a place called "Selera Senibong Seafood". What really enticed us was the lineup of impressive fresh seafood just at the entrance.
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We got a table by the Straits and proceeded to order; fish, squids, crabs, lala, vege and some other stuff. And by George, they were good!

The sotong goreng tepung was crunchy with a delicious batter. The dip was top notch as well.
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..The black pepper crabs were another definite highlight with ample white flesh to feast on. Cracking 'em open was quite a challenge though.
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We also ordered lala and soup daging.
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But the highlight of the meal was definitely the ikan ketarap, i.e.: parrot fish.

Can't recall ever having this fish before but it's now in my Top 3 Best Fish Ever list. The isi was simply extraordinary; tender and somewhat sweet. And the way they steamed it made it even better.
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In case you're wondering, the bill only came up to RM135 including the drinks. Bargain!

By the time we finished up everything it was already sunset, so we got to enjoy a different view of the skyline.
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There were also some pasar malam-type shops selling toys, fake branded good etc.
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In case you're wondering, OF COURSE I'll be coming back! There are still a few other stalls to try out. Just hope the roads won't still be fit enough for the Camel Trophy challenge by then!

6 comments:

Che Kay said...

aduhai,sungguh menggoda makanan-makanan tu. Kalau kedai seafood di Sabah kebanyakkan tempat masakannya lebih kepada Chinese style.

MIZZ SUE (ASAMGARAMGULA) said...

nampak sedap ni..

M.Zul said...

memang sedap :)

SHAH ABDGHAFAR said...

senibong mmg terbaik, hidangan makanannya.... tapi masih kurang enak dari pandangan mate yang ditepi2 pesisirpantai...... klu pe malam mmg tak nampak! mmrm

Mohd Khairul said...

Cuba makan di Restoran Permata Senibong No. 8, paling hujung. restoran baru buka makanan disana memang unik tidak pernah jumpa. Masakan seafood ala Cina dan Nyonya. Cadangan Siakap Stim Nyonya, Sotong Bakar Baba Stail, Crispy Kailan ( Taiwan resipi , Salted Egg Crab, Cendol Durian dan lain-lain. Facebook Permata Senibong Seafood and Steamboat. Tel 013-7211516

Papa-NtiQ said...

hi ZUL, saya baru jer upload gambar2 masa makan di senibong kat www.blogmakanbest.blogspot.com topik blog ni pasal tempat2 makan menarik terutama di sekitar JOHOR (saya orang JB) tapi tempat lain pun ada...kalu sudi singgah la yer blog saya nih dan kalau bolih follow ok TQ TQ TQ

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