Reunion dinner is always the happiest meal of the year. Not only because get to eat good food , but also is the time to meet the family who seldom get to meet together. It is a tradition which I think should practise not only on new year eve only. I get very happy during CNY every year, when young, CNY means time to play with cousins, for now, is more like meeting up with family and have some good quality time. Not to forget angpau (red packet) also :D So again, Happy CNY! It was the 7th day of CNY yesterday, did you bai ti gong? I heard lotsa lotsa fireworks yesterday night.
Anyway, I’ve discovered this super awesome seafood restaurant in Sungai Lengit, Johor during CNY. Family went to Desaru Lotus Resort to stay for a night, and drove another half an hour to Sungai Rengit, just to have this dinner. They said is a MUST to go.
Here am I to introduce you the Jade Garden Seafood Restaurant 翡翠园海鲜酒家
You definitely need a GPS to go to that place. And don’t go alone cause at night there’s no light on that long quiet road.
Singapore Channel U Yummy King 3 came to this restaurant, and this restaurant has won the champion by voting from the public! There must be a reason for it.
Before you continue scrolling down this post, I have to say sorry for the photos. They are really awful. Can’t take any proper photo of the food. Reason? THE FOOD IS TOO NICE AND THE PLATE IS EMPTIED IN SECONDS. I don’t even have enough time to take their photos!! #truestory
Since is CNY time, Lou Sang is a must. Unlike the other lou sang in normal restaurants, their lou sang taste very good, except for the green and red colour crispy thing. I hate that one.
The chicken soup that I only get to take picture of that smell bowl of mine D: Taste authentically and taste like home.
I am not exaggerating. This is how it looks like when I just about to take the photo of this plate of tofu about erm maybe 10 seconds after this dish was served. Even their tofu is nice wtf. The skin is crispy but inside is soft and smooth. I feel like taking the whole dish but it was empty before I could do so =.=
The steamed fish. I believe the yellow colour thing beside is pumpkin. The normal steamed fish with soy sauce but it brings out the sweetness and freshness of the fish itself.
The second when the dish was served. LOOK AT THOSE CHOPSTICKS!!!
The best abalone I’ve ever tried. Tender, soft and awesome Thai sauce to go with it. There’s pineapple,onions under the abalone but well, nobody is going to eat them.
I don’t know what is this. Looks a bit like abalone but it is not. It is soft and the taste… normal only. I think is one of the abalone family la.
Ok here comes the highlight of the meal
FAVOURITE DISH OF THE MEAL!! Lets talk about the sauce 1st. According to mum, it was made of salted egg. But somehow I think it tastes like pumpkin because it was sweet. The sauce is thick and covered the whole lobster fully.
How fresh is the lobster? This fresh. Nuff said. I can’t bear to finish my lobster.
Black pepper crab. Homaigawd I tell you, the flesh is freaking nice n solid. Usually I very lazy to use my hands to touch food one, but this time, I can’t wait to eat them ALL. You can smell the black pepper sauce even if it just sit on the table quietly. And the smell lingers on fingers after wash it. The flesh itself taste naturally sweet. ahhh heaven.
Eating those oily dishes sometimes make one sick. So it is best to have a Thailand coconut with you. My sister claimed that this is the best coconut she has ever tried. The coconut juice is fresh and sweet and addictive. Just that the flesh is a bit old so only get to eat some parts.
A TeoChew dessert. in the middle is made from yam and the milky part is something like milk with corn. Very sweet. I think is not bad but my mum who is a Teochew said this is a let down as the yam is not smooth enough.
The whole dinner costs around RM600 per table. I think is very worth it. Get to eat so many nice food and each person is only around RM60. Definitely can’t get the price anywhere in any famous restaurant in city area.
Map to this place : here
54 Jalan Kerisi,
Telephone: 07 - 826 5460
Love from Kukup,