Last Saturday, I met up with L and his family for seafood feast at Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant.
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant is a place where you can be assured to have fresh seafood. Why? Because you are serve only what you choose! You go to these tanks, observe these living sea creatures, and then you indicate which particular one you set your eyes upon.
|Unqiue Seafood Market located just outide the restaurant|
|Tanks and tanks of living sea creatures.|
|Prices (by weight) stated clearly.|
|This is damn disgusting.|
|Thats our crabs being weighted!|
When you first step foot into the restaurant, wear a jacket. No, I am not kidding. Or maybe we arrived before the crowd, so the temperature were beyond comfort. But when one of the waiter saw me rubbing my arms to keep myself warm, he initiated to switch off the air-conditioner which we were sitting in front of. This thoughtful gesture scored 10 points for me.
|Interior of the Restaurant|
But if you are looking for a nice place to give a treat, skip this place. I will just be blunt, the decor is nowhere near the standards of a high end restaurant. There is a permanent, oily smell that lingered in the air the moment we stepped in. My whole jacket reeked of the smell after the whole dinner. Throughout the dinner, we were served by this grouchy waitress. And okay, enough said. Let's move on to food.
First dish of the night, Peking Duck!
Nothing particular special about this dish. The skin was thin and crispy, though a bit too oily for my personal liking. Wrap it with thin pancake slices, dab a little of the sweet bean sauce and add in a slice of cucumber or two. Not bad at all. Just not special enough to create a long lasting impression. The meat, however, wasn't tender enough for me to want more than 2 slices.
Next on the list, Oysters.
It's the latter for me. I cannot accept the after taste that lingered in my mouth. Too fishy and raw for me to like it. Swallowing it was a struggle for me. But this is definitely personal, because I don't have a liking for raw stuff. Both L and his parents did comment that the oysters were fresh and sweet though. In fact, L's mum went on to order two more. So I guess, if you like oysters, you will like the ones here.
Cereal Prawns, one of the top listed food item on our list.
If you are a fan of cereal prawns, I'm guessing you will be disappointed here at Ah Yat, because I've certainly tasted better ones elsewhere.
Okay this is probably the main highlight of the whole meal.
|Crab with Salted Egg Yolk|
Bill turns out to be over $300 for the 5 of us.
Not cheap at all, but for the fresh seafood that one can get, why not?
Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant (Turf City)
200 Turf Club Road #03-01/02
Main Grandstand Turf City
Tel: 6883 2112