Thursday, 25 December 2014

Restoran Ah Lek Seafood Restaurant @ Hulu Bernam, Selangor

Restoran Ah Lek Seafood Restaurant is the latest entry among the Chinese Seafood scene in Tanjung Malim. This restaurant is located on the Ulu Bernam side of Tanjung Malim which comes under Selangor, just along Jalan Changkat Asa. They have been open for about 3 months now and they seem to have quite a number of flyers going around town on their Seafood promotions. Since we were all off for Christmas today, we decided to head here for lunch. 

Restoran Ah Lek Seafood Restaurant along Jalan Changkat Asa

Ongoing Promotions

Ongoing Promotions

Interior Of The Restaurant

Interior Of The Restaurant
This restaurant is air conditioned and they have spent quite a bit on the renovations. Previously this shop lot used to be a Curry Mee stall. Somehow, every time I pass by this restaurant, they seem to be crowded for both lunch and dinner. I have heard a lot about their cheap prices.

Outdoor Seating Area

Aquarium and Fish Prices
Besides the indoor seating area, they also have an outdoor seating area. Here too, there are aquariums with a number of variety of fish and other seafood. The ongoing prices for these items too are displayed here. This is also one of those restaurants in Tanjung Malim where you get lobsters. You hardly find this variety of seafood in other restaurants here.

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.40

Coca Cola @ RM 2.00
All the staffs here were very busy and it took them a while before they could come up and take our orders. Nevertheless once the orders were placed, they were quite speedy in delivering the orders. 

White Rice
We ordered two plates of small portion and two plates with large portions. The Small rice was priced at RM 1.00 each and Big was priced at RM 1.20 each. This is quite standard across Tanjung Malim.

Sizzling Tofu @ RM 12.00

Sizzling Tofu @ RM 12.00
Their Sizzling Tofu's portion was just right and it was priced at RM 12.00 . Taste wise, it was nice but not as good as those available in other restaurants here. I would say that the preparation at Restoran Ga Onn or Fu Man is anytime better than this.  This dish mainly consisted of the Japanese Tofu, Egg and some sliced mushrooms. The minced meat was scanty and perhaps it would have tasted better if there were more of it. The broth too was not up to the mark. I would rate this at 7/10 .

Pucuk Paku Belacan @ RM 8.00

Pucuk Paku Belacan @ RM 8.00
Their Pucuk Paku Belacan was again good but once again, scored less than the other players out there. The Pucuk Paku was fresh but it lacked Belacan and with that, the entire lost it's key flavour. I would rate this at 7.3/10 . Pricing was again very decent for the volume.

Steamed Ginger Fish @ RM 10.70

Steamed Ginger Fish @ RM 10.70
Oh yes, you read it right. The entire Steamed Ginger Fish which was almost 1 Kg was priced at a mere RM 10.70 . Despite it being the Black Talapia, it is still considered to be very cheap, about half of the usual market price. Taste wise, it was not as good as it looks. In fact, the ginger was still very course and pretty much insufficient to give it the flavour needed. To me, this dish was just so so despite the price being ridiculously cheap. I would only rate this at 5/10 .

The Bill
From our dining experience here today, I would say that the prices here are ridiculously cheap but the taste was mediocre and sub-standard for the fish. From the crowd, I was definitely expecting much more from this place or did I end up ordering the wrong dishes. Only another trip down here can confirm that. I would definitely come here again and perhaps order another set of seafood dishes and hope that that would be much better compared to today. Let's see and I shall be surely be blogging about that experience too. Till then, this would be my judgement based on what I had today.

Address: No. 9, Jalan Changkat Asa, Taman Weng Cheong, 35900 Ulu Bernam,
                Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1100 - 2300 Daily

Telephone: +6012 2949 338 & +6010 867 5934


  1. Venoth, looks like there Thanks for sharing. are lots of good places in Tg. Malim for good food.

    1. You're welcome Joe. Would love to show you around town sometime and be your culinary guide there. :)