Monday, August 09, 2010

Restoren New S.E.A. Seafood @ Sri Hartamas, KL

Tasty Chinese fare in Sri Hartamas...

Hartamas - a gastronomic haven where you are spoilt for choice if you are looking for Japanese food, Korean food, mamak food or booze-y places....

.... but it can be difficult if you are looking for a simple, no frills Chinese style meal (tai chow style). So far, there's only one such restaurant which my friends and I go to in this area - New S.E.A. Seafood.

It's pretty conveniently located in the horse-shoe shaped block of shops where Uncle Don's mamak used to be:
SEA from the outside....

One really shouldn't expect a fine dining ambience here - it is a basic coffeeshop set up of plastic tables, chairs and a slightly greasy tiled floor (indoors) as well as an "al fresco" dining option on the sidewalk area:
Al fresco dining....

They have a fairly wide range of options there for dinner, ranging from a la carte orders of chicken/ vegetables/ seafood cooked in various Chinese Malaysian styles (like normal tai chows) as well as fried noodles/ rice and soups.
(For lunch time, they scale back and just serve fried rice/ noodles/ simpler fare)

My fave noodles there is the Venison with Spring Onions & Ginger Fried Kuey Teow (RM 6.50):
Carbs are yummy....

If I'm not wrong, they also have a dry version of this but I prefer this comforting sauce-y, carb-y Cantonese style of noodles.

Admittedly, the venison that day was not very tender (although still tender enough) but I still enjoyed the yummy noodles that thankfully, had a touch of that much loved wok hei (wok-fried aroma?)....

I washed down my meal with a cool Iced Chinese Tea (RM 0.50), happy that I had economically spent less than 10 bucks for a fulfilling meal*:
(* Which helps to counter the fact that I had "accidentally" bought new clothes at a nearby Hartamas shop just moments before....*guilty grin*)
Oil combating Chinese Tea....

So, it's: Wide range of tasty Chinese Malaysian food, reasonable prices for the Hartamas area BUT nothing bad to say except that parking can be a pain and there's no pork served there for you babitarians (but that opens it up for the general public lah).....

Summary Information:
Restoren New S.E.A. Seafood @ Sri Hartamas, KL

Opening Hours: Daily, lunch and dinner (around 11am-3pm, 6pm-late).
Phone: - (oops, will get it soon)
Address: No. 4, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL



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  1. i cannot imagine i've seen this place.. u la.. u r like the hartamas food wiki.. velly good wor;)

  2. halal chinese food? i would have imagined that's harder to find than a purple elephant in hartamas!
    wonder what the s.e.a. stands for. add an 'n' to that and guess what it spells! :D

  3. Carbs are yummehh.... you said it sister! I want my wat tan hor!

  4. I think I've been there before. It's the only Chinese coffeeshop place in Hartamas right?

  5. really? I didn't realise that there's only one place in Sri Hartamas that serves tai chow :P those Chinese living there must be suffering from the lack of tai chow restaurants

  6. to Ciki:
    Thanks... I still have a long way to go before I can earn that title! But I'll try my best... :)
    (Hee hee hee. I eat in Hartamas a lot because Im lazy to drive too far from my ofis!)

    to Sean:
    LOL. Well, just one can of spray paint and we can have a restaurant S.E.A.N.! :)

    to minchow:
    *high fives fellow carb lover*
    Carbs are the best!(Unfortunately...)
    :) :) :)

    to Bangsar-bABe:
    There's other places like Nam Heong for chicken rice but yeah, I think it's the only Chinese tai chow style one in that area....

  7. to thule aka leo:
    So far I have only noticed this place... but I guess since the ppl living in Hartamas/ Mont Kiara are mostly expats, they don't feel the difference. :)

  8. Oooh i know this place, but that angle of the shop by the corridor got me confused for a second. LOL

    But finally i SEE. S.E.A Seafood! :)

  9. to qwazymonkey:
    LOL. Very punny! :)

  10. where is this hidden place in sri hartamas....

  11. Wow, a chinese tai chow in Hartamas? That's so cool. Great to have some cheap alternatives in that area that isn't mamak food. :-)

  12. to vialentino:
    Actually it's just in the main area of Hartamas! If I'm not wrong, its just a few steps away (diagonally opposite) from Jarrod & Rawlins. :)

    to Lyrical Lemongrass:
    It's probably relatively expensive (as compared to the normal tai chows around pj/ etc) but its very affordable by Hartamas standards! :)

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  14. to Robson:
    Done. :) :)
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