Sunday, May 15

Sekinchan Ikan Bakar

yesterday, before seeing the scary dentist and removing my teeth in Gombak, my parent and i dropped by at Sekinchan Ikan Bakar restaurant at nearby shop area to have our lunch. we've heard that this restaurant is quite famous and there are many reviews about it. well, both bad and good reviews. so, we thought to give it a try to see the truth of what we've been reading and heard about this restaurant.

i must say, the ambience is pretty and comfortable. we also had a chance to choose which seafood we wanted to be baked/grilled. there's plenty of selections to choose from. for fish i mean. other than that, there's not much of other types of seafood they're offering. i'm expecting they're having bamboo lala, soft shell crab and such but they don't. i don't really care actually because i'm not a big fan of seafood.

in term of service, i think it's quite slow. because there were not so many diners when we went there but still, it's quite slow. i can't imagine if this place if busy, how slow it might get. but, i can't be biased, maybe because we're hungry to wait for our food to arrive and it somehow affect our waiting period.

these were what we've ordered.

vegetable soup. this one is sold separately. it isn't under Sekinchan Ikan Bakar and it costed rm10 for this plain broth!

the seafood. too bad i don't eat cockle much.

i think the taste of the fish was just ok. i know i'm not really good in differentiate fresh seafood or not, but from what i've tasted before, supposedly a fresh fish/seafood has its own sweet flavor of their own flesh without the aid of spicy/sauce and what not. unfortunately, not from this fish. it tasted just plain. and i thought, the sauce covered this fish is just average. still, the taste is there, but i don't think it's differs much from other ikan bakar places. this meal costed us about rm60++. what do you think?

another thing is, i think this restaurant could widen up their menu a bit. what i mean is, they still have to focus on their ikan bakar as house specialty, but i'd like to see them to put additional menus as accompaniment to ikan bakar as we know ikan bakar alone to be eaten with steamed rice is too plain and too dry. maybe they could offer tomyam soups, or vegetable dishes that would be great to go together with ikan bakar.

Wednesday, May 4

i'm gonna miss this breakfast :(

went back to hometown last week for 3 nights. miss being pampered by my grandparent, that's why ;p always, when i was at my hometown in Lenggeng, Negri Sembilan, my breakfast routine would be the same every day. it's either pulut sambal ikan keli & kelapa parut or nasi lemak sambal ikan keli or nasi lemak gulai ikan keli. oh, to be exact, it's not 'either' but, i can have them all at once! hahaa. i don't know, everytime i'm at my hometown, my appetite is like always mounting up. feel hungry all the time. maybe there's no internet connection there, so, my life mostly evolves around either tv or chatted with my grandparents and that activities would include munching ;p

so...these are my breakfast for 4 days i spent at my hometown:

nasi lemak. 2 for me, 2 for my grandmother. nasi lemak this size, 1 won't be enough

pulut kukus with sambal ikan keli and kelapa parut. best breakfast ever! but, i prefer if my grandmother make it. her pulut is much softer and milky but she doesn't want to make it when there's only grandfather and i left to eat it :(

nasi lemak gulai ikan keli. yummy!!! like i told you in previous post, nasi lemak at my hometown would be in this kind of version. nasi lemak and this side dish. no sambal, no fried anchovies, cucumber or eggs.

there's another version of nasi lemak which i don't include the picture here. it's same as above only it is replaced with sambal ikan keli instead. oh, and the latest version of nasi lemak (what on earth nasi lemak revolution am i explaining here?!) is, where they sell this nasi lemak together with small ikan sungai cooked with sambal goreng cili padi. it's gooooooooooooood too, very spicy indeed. but it is not always available because it depends on the fish catch that day.