Pang (Hainan) Seafood, located opposite the Chinese Swimming Club is hard to miss. The place is just along the busy main road. Therefore it has always puzzled me as to why this premise has changed owners so many times over the years. My first memory of this place was when it was home to the Famous Fatty Loh Chicken Rice. After a while the place closed down and was left vacant. And then it become Craven Cafe with lovely tandoori chicken and mamak food…but it too experienced similar fate. Most recently it was Mahalos Cafe….
But now, it is home to…Pang (Hainan) Seafood. At first we were rather apprehensive about trying the place…but every time we passed by, it was crowded and bustling with people! So we thought.. hey must be not bad la!
And so we found ourselves dining at this place recently. Business was brisk and by about 7pm the place was full! We quickly ordered our food. We were in the mood for lobster and decided to pair it with a char bee hoon instead of rice.
The first dish to come out was their best selling ‘Choon Piah’ RM8 (spring rolls) which lived up to its reputation.
Then we had the Foo Yong Egg (RM16) as recommended by the waitress. I didn’t know what to make of this dish! I’ve never tasted Foo Yong Egg cooked in this manner… strangely it had a lot of cabbage! It was more like cabbage stir fry with egg. Tastewise, it was not too bad but it was very salty. Probably would have been better if we had eaten it with rice.
Then came the steamed fish (500g – RM50). Nothing extraordinary about this dish, but the fish was fresh. Again, it would have tasted better with rice.
The Char Bee Hoon (RM12) came and we were surprised by the large portion! It looked enough for a table of 6 and there were only 4 of us!
Finally came the highlight of our dinner…the cheese lobster…..RM126 for this 700g lobster…
I haven’t had lobster cooked in this way for quite some time. I used to love it as a kid and this dish definitely got everyone’s approval! The lobster meat was springy with a slight crunch topped generously with cheese and cooked with button mushrooms and onions. Very good indeed!
Plus I found the mango salad served on the side an interesting pairing! The sweetness of the mango contrasted very well with the rich cheesy lobster. I was busy attacking the mango which almost sidetracked me from the lobster!! 🙂
I took a peek at what everyone else was ordering and found that crabs and curry prawns were popular.
With definite hits in their food and business this brisk, hopefully they’ll be around for a much longer period than its predecessors.
Updated: Thanks to one of my readers, Venus, for the very elusive phone number of this establishment. 🙂 Pang (Hainan) Seafood Tel:04-8994863