I first came across KL Delight Seafood Restaurant on Qoo10 some time back when they were having this $9.90 sea bass promotion. Yes, $9.90 for a 600g-700g sized sea bass and you can take your pick from 11 cooking styles that include sweet & sour, Thai, Teochew and more. So affordable. I mean, where else can we get a sea bass at the same price?
Just when I was planning to make my third order, I realised they no longer provide food delivery service on Qoo10 now but I certainly hope they’ll be back soon.
For those of you who are interested to give KL Delight Seafood Restaurant a try, you can visit their outlet at Geylang Lorong 27. Contact details are at the bottom of this post.
Initially I was a bit hesitant to order zi char from them because the restaurant’s location is quite far from where I live. I wanted to order some fried items which I knew would probably end up being soft or soggy by the time the food reached me. But as I really missed Kuala Lumpur-style zi char, I decided to just go ahead with it. And of course, I was really tempted to try the sea bass as well.
Delivery was on time and everything arrived warm but we didn’t eat straightaway as we had to wait for two guests to come. The fried dishes were of course not hot and crispy but weren’t that bad either. I requested for all dishes ordered to have less oil and salt and I was glad that they did take note of it so the food wasn’t very greasy or heavily seasoned. ??
Let’s take a look at some of the dishes we had.
The KL Hokkien Mee ($6) tasted exactly like the noodles I had in KL. They were the thick kind, almost like Japanese udon. This came with fresh, crunchy prawns and sliced pork. Lots of crispy pork lard too that really lent texture and fragrance to the dish. Sinful but they were definitely the hero of this Hokkien Mee.
This dry version of Wok Fried Squids with Salted Egg Yolk ($13) was packed full of flavour. There were plenty of salted egg yolk bits which I couldn’t resist picking up to eat, haha. Though they weren’t crispy on the outside, they tasted really good. The squids were perfectly cooked – tender and almost effortless to chew.
The Sambal Petai Fried Rice ($8) didn’t wow me as much even though M wiped out the entire box as she really enjoyed it. The rice grains were nicely coated with sambal and the dish was actually quite flavoursome. However, due to a lack of ingredients, this was just a little plain and boring.
My favourite carb dish was this Fried Hor Fun ($5) which really resembled a char kway teow. What really impressed me was its wonderful wok hei. It is not easy to fry kway teow or hor fun but they managed to nail it. The taste of the noodles was just so fragrant and moreish, I could easily have a second portion of this. This fried hor fun had prawns, sliced pork, cabbage and sliced fish cake in it.
These classic Deep Fried Chicken Wings with Prawn Paste ($14) were surprisingly good too as the prawn paste flavour stood out nicely. This was the smallest portion which was made up of 8 pieces or 4 chicken wings in half. Didn’t ooze oil and weren’t too greasy. Meat was pretty moist too.
This was the Steamed Sea Bass in Nyonya Style ($9.90 promo price). It had a curry-like gravy that was full of spices flavour and was piquant and delicious. That gravy went so well with rice. I liked that the okra was still crunchy and wasn’t slimy at all. The sea bass was of a good size. It was quite meaty and it tasted fresh too.
Also ordered the Deep Fried Sea Bass in Thai Style ($9.90 promo price). This was really appetising as the chilli sauce was sweet and spicy. Wished the fish was fried a little longer till more crispy and crunchy – it would be nice to chew on the bones then. Again, the fish was fresh with no fishy or muddy taste.
Overall, I must say KL Delight Seafood Restaurant really executed the fish dishes beautifully as the meat wasn’t overcooked and was perfectly tender and flaky. I actually liked all the dishes except the Sambal Petai Fried Rice and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this zi char place to you if you’re in the Geylang area looking for food options.
One gripe though – we all felt quite thirsty after the meal which I guess is too common a problem with most zi char stalls out there.
If you like crabs, do check out KL Delight Seafood Restaurant’s “Two Crabs for $48” offer. Also, if you dine in during their happy hour from 11.30am to 2.30pm on weekdays, you can enjoy 20% off your bill.