Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Restoran Kang Guan @ Pulau Carey, Selangor

If you are looking for good and fresh seafood served at very cheap prices, than Restaurant Kang Guan is the place. Having been in operation for 59 years now, this restaurant is located on the left near the bridge heading towards Carey Island. It may seem like quite a drive from Kuala Lumpur but the distance is worth travelling. To head to this place, take the NKVE (depending where you are) and connect onto ELITE (the highway heading to KLIA) and exit at the Westport exit which connects to KESAS Highway. Once you get onto Kesas, just keep driving south and exit at Banting. At the traffic lights, turn left and keep driving straight until you pass a town and shortly thereafter, you would see the signage to Carey Island. All in all, it takes about an hour (assuming you adhere to the speed limits all the way) assuming you are coming from Damansara and can be much shorter if you are coming from Puchong or Sunway. If you're coming from Kajang or Cyberjaya, then using the SKVE would be best. 

Entrance To The Restaurant

Opening Hours

Lovely Views

The Entire Restaurant Is On Elevated Platform

Bridge Heading In To Carey Island
This restaurant is usually running at full capacity on most days. Specially weekends and during Public Holidays, it would be full house and it is always wise to call early and book a table. I even go to the extent of informing the time of arrival and ordering my dishes before hand. That way, you do not get items being sold out when you arrive there. Do note that crabs tend to be sold out rather fast on most days and it is best to book prior to arrival. If you come here during the day, you would be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Straits of Malacca that is visible from this restaurant. There are ample of parking spaces here and that should not be a concern. You would find a lot of Muslim customers here too as they do not serve Pork but they do not have the Halal status as alcohol is served. 


Chili And Garlic

Peanuts @ RM 2.50
If you had not done any prior ordering, it would not be a problem except that you may risk not being able to have some kind of seafood as it may be sold out. Otherwise, ordering is quite fast here. They would hand you a menu and you could choose your favourite dishes from there. My usual practice here is that I always avoid ordering rice and the meal is based solely on seafood and perhaps a small dish of noodles. Usually within 20 minutes from time of order, the dishes start arriving. 

Fried Tong Fun @ RM 7.00
Although requested for one pax, a huge platter of Fried Tong Fun was placed before us. It was cooked to somewhat the Hokkien Style of preparation and it had loads of Squid, Prawns and Fish Paste in it. The noodles too were moist and springy and that shows that it was fresh. The flavours of the dish were strong and it had a character of it's own. Definitely a well prepared dish and I would rate it at 9/10 .

Stir Fried Mantis Prawns @ RM 13.00
The Mantis Prawns were stir fried in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce and it came with diced onions and dried chilies. The Dried Chilies must have contributed to the spicy taste and the Mantis Prawns were crisp. Loved this dish! For the same dish, you would have to pay at least double the price in Kuala Lumpur. I would rate this dish at 9/10 .

Kam Heong Crab @ RM 72.00 (1 Kg)
Crabs are another must try dish here. Here you only get good quality, fresh and extra large crabs being cooked to perfection. The minimum order size is however 1 Kilogram. It was so delicious so much so I was scooping the gravy and eating it when the crabs were done. I would rate this dish at 10/10 .

Nestum Prawns @ RM 32.00
When you order Butter Prawns here, what you get is the Butter Nestum Prawns. It is just their practice to cook it that way and you won't regret it as they were heavenly. This dish priced at RM 32.00, came with 12 massive prawns and they were extremely fresh. The sweet taste of the prawn meat and the juicy taste of butter and Nestum went very well together. I would rate this dish at 10/10 .

The Bill

The Beach At The End Of Carey Island

The Beach At The End Of Carey Island
For fresh, delicious and cheap seafood, Carey Island is one of my favourite places. Do note that this is a Pork Free restaurant too. Located just an hour away from the city, this little island has so much to offer. Not only cheap seafood, there is more to do here like visiting the aboriginal village, golfing and even a drive to the beach that is located at the end of the island. A destination that I would highly recommend!

Address: No.3, Batu 1 1/2, Jalan Bandar Lama, (Tepi Jambatan Pulau Carey),
                Teluk Panglima Garang, Kuala Langat, Selangor, Malaysia.

Telephone: +603 3122 7737 / 1997 

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