Thursday, January 7, 2010

Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant @ Jalan Permai

I have heard about this place ever since i started blogging which i realised is in the region of years. However from the weathered looks of the restaurant, i am not surprised if it has been around for tens of years.

Despite the number of years we are talking about, it was only sometime last year that i finally on top of my head suggested to bring our neighbouring friends a.k.a Singaporeans there. Thank god they didn't disappoint, especially with their signature "Yat Chi Kuat" Pork rib. That said and done, it took me another good half year to finally get hold of a camera and re-visit them for some loving Chinese food.

Robson Heights is a very simple seafood chinese restaurant, almost no frills. Although a look at their seafood tank, you have a variety of cheap fishes to exorbitant fishes like the empurau at RM65/100gm (only upon reservation), not to mention their meaty crabs.

After a long list of fish mentioned, none that was below the threshold RM50/kg range which intrigued me, we settle for the very affordable kam foong done "cheong ching" style (RM30/kg). Essentially, chilli paste, soy bean paste, garlic, ginger and pork lard (which was sadly omitted) steamed with the fish, there was no muddy smell with the intense sauce.

The Green Dragon Vegetable which is an organic kind of vegetable was rather expensive, RM12 for a small plate.

The Sizzling Beancurd was rather homogenous. Should have ordered something else.

The whole reason we were here again, the ribs. This time, deboned which made life easier, the sweet sticky sauce and the soft succulent meat makes for a perfect formula.

The Signature Claypot Crab Rice (RM52). A huge crab was cooked with rice flavoured with shallots, abit of dark soya sauce and god knows what. A bite into the rice and you will be able to taste the sweetness of the crustacean. A wonderful delight but the huge crab failed to deliver as the meat seemed to be overcooked from the long cooking time of the rice.

Overall, a good find and i forsee myself having some family dinners over here and trying many more dishes. Although do note that if you choose to dine between the peak hours of 7-8pm, a waiting time of almost half an hour is required.

Address and contact details:

Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant
10B, Jalan Permai,
Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 KL.

Tel: 03-2274 6216

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. A no frills seafood restaurant that deliver decent crab dishes and an awesome pork rib dish.


Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Ah, my favourite seafood place in this part of the world! Love the sticky pork ribs. Love the crabs...very fresh too.

Precious Pea said...

Sista Lemongrass...should we go for the claypot crabby rice??

Julian Si said...

I love Robson Hts and its porky ribs ... Mr Porky approves!!

ps. LL / Miss Pea - HAPPPPPY NEW YEAR!

Sean said...

i've been hoping to try their pork ribs for the longest time. only been here once, but that was during chinese new year, and unfortunately, they were only serving set menus, which didn't include the ribs!!!

thenomadGourmand said...

oh, Love the sticky pork ribs!! Must go try the crabby claypot

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tng: yes just for the rice..

sean: aiks, well time for some chinese food..

julian: well if its thumbs up from u, theres obviously no more guarantees required!

pp: y u nvr ask me?

ll: haha this "part of the world".

thule a.k.a leo said...

thumbs up for the pork ribs! I love it too :)
I remember their claypot pork belly with salted fish.. ham yue fa lam pou but they said that the dish is occasional.. one of the best I'd tried with the thinly sliced pork belly enveloped by the aroma of high grade salted fish!
the empurau RM65/100 is indeed exorbitant!!! I can buy one at RM1500 for 4kg of the fish..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: really?? swimming 1 ar? i heard cheapest dead 1 can get for 400rm/kg which still makes urs way cheaper! want to try, i wonder if they sell by the 100gm ar? hehehe

J2Kfm said...

Yeah, the claypot crab rice and glass noodles prawns are good stuff. sinfully lip-smacking food.
and the ribs as well.
I need to write about this, before memory fails me.

Tummythoz said...

One of my default restaurant esp when with guests. Pefers this to Siu Siu.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I like beancurd done that way. Ordinary, but it makes a good comfort food. =)

Tummy Rumble said...

woot!! must try this place some day :)

Precious Pea said...

Oppsss..Joe, let's go together..the more the merrier, the more dishes we could order!

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: hahah its ok, i shall not intrude on ur sisterly gatherings..but i dont mind if u can tapau some of tat crab rice for me hehe

tummyrumble: u shud!

bbabe: i prefer home made taufu.

tummythoz: safe bet.

j2kfm: u sure have a huge back log!

UnkaLeong said...

@Pea & @TNG : We golar when you come back..Lucky it's lunch time now. Drooling di!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

unkaleong: this sounds like a huge gathering!

foodbin said...

the pork ribs brings back memories.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

foodbin: i just revived those memories again yesterday hehe

eiling lim said...

ooh the crab rice looks good. Have not tried any rice cooked with crabs before. yum yums

pang said...

tis is my fav lunch pit stop.
besides their signature dishes, i luv their claypot belly pork "ham yu fa lam pou"...1 more rice pls...ha ha..

Life for Beginners said...

Haha, I'm going here again tonite, with Devil, Alilfatmonkey and McCutie! I love the "one-bone" spareribs... such sticky goodness... :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: awesome..

pang: must try

eiling: well hav u tried it?