Thursday, June 4, 2009

Robson Heights of Ecstacy

Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant
10B, Jalan Permai

Off Jalan Syed Putra
50460 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2274 6216



It has been quite some time since I last caught up with my dear friend KL. With her living in Taman Seputeh and just a stonethrow away from the recently-raved-about Robson Heights Seafood restaurant, it just seemed perfectly natural that I made a date with her at that place!

The pictures in this post are from 2 separate visits - each time with KL & LL in tow and with DL on one occasion! On the 1st visit, we pretty much ordered most of the items recommended by the many floggers who have been there.

The Black Pepper Udon scored high marks with us, especially LL who polished off more than half of the single-portion we ordered. The fat succulent udon were done full of "wok-hei" with the black pepper packing in a good punch as well. The squids in this udon dish were also extremely fresh! I took only a few mouthfuls of this - as yummy as it was - because I wanted to save tummy space for the other dishes.

The Thai-style Pork Knuckle was a huge portion for just 3 of us. The skin was very crispy, a perfect foil for the juicy fatty layer underneath which gave way to the tender meat just below. Me - I enjoyed sinking my teeth into the chewy tendons! Dip those in the piquant spicy sauce and we're in for a yummylicious porky time!

As good as the Pork Knuckle was, it couldn't beat the Honey Pork Ribs which scored the most points that night! LL was still drooling about it many days after that dinner! The super-tender meat were practically falling off the ribs - just look at the glistening layer of bliss-honey smothering this out-of-this-world concoction! Indeed, this was sweet porcine heaven! We knew this was definitely a must-reorder dish on every visit to this place.

Next... the crabs! We had 2 types - the Marmite Crabs...

... and the Salted Egg Yolk Crabs! Ahhh... what can I say? Such sinful blissful indulgence! The pictures are telling a thousand words... and my postscript would be: They tasted every bit as yummy as they looked!

Not entirely satiated with the porcine dishes earlier on, we just had to order this Pig's Intestines dish the moment KL mentioned it! There was frantic waving of hands to catch the attention of the captain and very soon, this was placed on our table!

Yayyy - crunchy chewy succulent pig's intestines cooked with dried shrimps and chilli padi! I was still busy with the last piece of crab when this was served and I only managed to grab a few pieces before everything was gone! Talk about lightning-fast eaters!

Robson serves a mean "4 Heavenly Kings" vege dish - you know, the combination of petai, brinjals, ladies' fingers and longbeans in sambal. Dang! The pic I took of this dish was inadvertently deleted...sigh! It was so good that we wanted to order it again on the 2nd visit but unfortunately the jolly captain told us they didn't have petai that day...so no go.

Instead he recommended us a simple vege dish - Shredded Cabbage with Dried Shrimps. Nothing outstanding... certainly could not compete with the exotic 4 Heavenly Kings... this was like the village simpleton - just simple wholesome home-cooked fare.

We had to have the Honey Pork Ribs again and even after devouring a couple of those, we still had room for more pork! And that's when we were recommended this Taiwan Garlic Pork by the same jolly fella. Another simple looking dish but very appetizing. The slices of juicy pork fillet were full of garlicky sweet sour flavours which did not overwhelm the palate and you could actually enjoy these delectable morsels on their own.
Ahhh... here's the star of the meal! Claypot Crab Rice! This came as the last dish as the chef needed time to prepare this. When the claypot cover was lifted, this was what greeted us...

Just look at the mound of crab roe by the side of the claypot... and we were assailed with a spellbinding aroma of saliva-inducing crabby flavours wafting from this magic pot....
The rice had been deliciously infused with the crab flavours, fried shallots and hints of black soya sauce and a dribble of chinese wine... we scraped the pot clean, I tell you! I could eat the rice on its own... and took my time with the succulently-fresh crabs after that.
So if you feel like having some cholesterol ecstacy-inducing seafood, this unassuming restaurant in the quiet neighbourhood of Taman Seputeh is just the place to go.

My rating: 8/10!

26 comments:

J2Kfm said...

deadly combination of seasonings, and the sinful crab roes, plus a whole crab.
what more can one ask for?

btw, salute you. no petai, no 4 heavenlykings. agreed!!!

thenomadGourmand said...

ohohh.. tht pork was good horr?
and nx time i wil order tht crab claypot jz for the rice!

Sugar Bean said...

From the way you described, the food sounds really good. Would love to give this place a try when we have the chance! Thanks for introducing.

SimpleGirl said...

would like to try the claypot crab rice...looks good...r they famous of crab dishes?seen you ordered few crab dishes..must b good ya!

CUMI & CIKI said...

you picked the same dishes we normally eat! good choice!

UnkaLeong said...

No Sang Har Mein? We try together next time, k?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

whos goin to ask me out for dinner one day?? haha my work place is a 5 min drive away!

PureGlutton said...

J2Kfm: of coz mah...how to eat 4 Heavenly Kings withOUT the no.1 King = Petai, rite?! LOL!

PureGlutton said...

nomad: ALL the pork there were nice, LOL! Oohh yeah, that crab rice was really good - i dont usually eat tat much rice at nite but tat nite, wallopped quite a bit wor, haiyah!

PureGlutton said...

sugar bean: it's my pleasure, hehe :-) Ya, the food there is generally good and service is quite fast & friendly!

PureGlutton said...

simplegirl: Crabs are my faves mah...so we tried a few variety there and all turned out good!

PureGlutton said...

ciki: on the 1st visit, we chose what were highly recommended by you floggers la, lol! Good choice leh ;-)

PureGlutton said...

Unka: Their sang har mein good ah?? We were blasted by their udon dish, didnt think of ordering another noodles dish la. Wokey...set... we go wallop togeder-geder!

PureGlutton said...

Joe: You're most welcome to join us in the next outing there!

thule a.k.a leo said...

yes, the "yai ji guat" is a must-order dish there. Next time try their "ham yu fa lam pou"... the last time I had that, it felt like heaven although sinful... hehehe!
Price is on the high side though... as it's located in upmarket residency :)

PureGlutton said...

leo: oh ok, thanks for the recommendation. Will try that dish the next time we're there -woohoo, another porky delight!

Julian Si said...

Porky ribs here are deeeelish, I agree!

Life for Beginners said...

Ooh delish... been awhile since I was last here... Very good standard and consistent too! :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

believe it or not, after all the gatherings that had been held here, i've yet to visit this restaurant. gosh, the ribs look so good!! argghhh!!!

ohh, btw, lurve my word verification: lardi! :D

Pureglutton said...

julian: yesss, i totally agree with u - they're the best, hehe!

Pureglutton said...

LFB: Yeah, they're pretty consistent - so far we have not been disappointed yet and we have been there more than once and will be going again, haha!

Pureglutton said...

Nic: Then it's high time u go, hehe! Lets go makan there soon! U see, even Blogger knows wat a lardy person u are...haha!

550ml jar of faith said...

Claypot Crab rice?? Sounds ultra sinful and ultra delish! I've been reading such wonderful things about this place... one of these days, definitely!

Tummythoz said...

That claypot dish really is the star. So many pictures! ;)

Do not know why but been there so many times yet never ordered the crabs. (-_-)??

Btw, how much is the crab per kg?

PureGlutton said...

550ml: Yes, the crab rice is indeed sinful - carbs & cholesterol-laden, haha! But oh so good!

PureGlutton said...

Tummythoz: Oh dear, I never asked the price per kg for the crabs - and both times it was not me who paid the bill, hehe! But do be assured that their crabs are very fresh & yummy!