: : TopSpot, Taman Kereta : :
G.Exp, going to make you hungry with this posting. I saw what you did with the nasi lemak pic. :p Prepare to drool!! Wan a hanky for emergencies? Make that a bucket. :p
Got invited to dinner with some netball players as I became their official (or rather, unofficial) photographer during their matches. Wow! Eating seafood in 2 weeks. Definitely not good for my cholesterol (which I still have yet to check). Went back to Topspot, Stall 25 : Bukit Mata. Some of the dishes we ordered were the same that was posted previously : oyster omelette, cockles.
Other than that, we also had :
Black Pepper Crab
Curry Bamboo Clam
A famous and extremely popular jungle veggie. It’s actually the young shoot of a fern found in swampy areas. The locals eat it. So do the tourists : they love it. Getting more and more expensive as time goes by. We had it stir-fried with belachan. Spicy spicy spicy! For those who can’t take spicy food, there is the garlic version and also another one with Chinese Rice Wine. The downside of this veggie is that it cannot be eaten by people who have gout. The veg itself contain high levels of urea although am not sure in what form. The veggie also doesn’t keep. It tends to become black after some time. Midin is sometimes confused with another type of fern which is known locally as paku (local name for fern. Paku-pakis : Malay word for fern) which is extremely hard. Midin is soft, yet crunchy at the same time. Very expensive in West Malaysia so whenever I’m there, I usually don’t order this. However, a lot of West Malaysians travelling over to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, will buy back a lot of this veggie! I took a pic of this veggie in another posting.
A slightly different version of Assam Prawn compared to the one that Granny cooked but equally tasty. Prawn was deep fried in butter and the sauce added later on. Everything was walloped! For Westerners, the shell of the prawn is usually left on so that the flesh doesn’t shrink too much. As for a pic, it’s also in the same posting as the midin. However, I think I wrongly labeled the picture as freshwater prawn. Think the pic was showing tiger prawns. Freshwater prawns are a lot bigger than what is shown in the pic. Have to check with Uncle Cyril when he comes back from his trip to Lundu.
Black Pepper Crab
Freshly cooked crab. However, I didn’t like the sauce they used. They took it out of a bottle! Urgh! Apologies to the Pepper Marketing Board but I think the recipe for your sauce needs fine tuning. There is too much starch in it and not enough pepper! I can taste the flour! Urgh! Well, the others did like it though so that was fine by me. I stayed away from this. That doesn’t mean that I don’t eat black pepper crab. I do. Just that I prefer it cooked with raw peppercorns. I don’t know if they do it this way anymore but the crab will definitely taste a lot better. If anyone is going to this restaurant, order the Chilli Crab or just the plain Fried Crab with Egg. Safety bet.
Curry Bamboo Clam
This tasted so good with curry powder. Yep, it’s called bamboo clam because the shell looks like one. The uncooked version was posted in the same posting as the midin and prawn. Had to fend off the numerous chopsticks itching to pinch it! Was not a very popular person that night. As with all seashells, if it tastes not good, DO NOT EAT IT! By the way, any dish that is off, can always replace it with a new one or get your money refunded.
TopSpot is a cheap place to eat seafood and also halal. That was why we went there. There were about 25 of us altogether and we filled up 3 tables! I believe the bill came up to about RM300-RM400 only. Not that I have ever eaten in Klang. Just that a friend from Klang mentioned that for a table of 10, costs is more than RM200!! Unless someone knows where to get cheaper seafood in Klang. Sabah has even cheaper seafood!