Sunday, April 5, 2020

Kean Seng Lee Café, Kuala Kurau, Perak

A trip to Kuala Kurau means fresh seafood. I am glad to make this trip beyond Sepetang into Parit Buntar then dropping by a pomelo orchard with very good and juicy fruits. I reckon, comparable to those in Ipoh.

Seafood was simple kembong and some prawns. Kembong has some delicate flesh and steaming makes the flesh more fragile. Doing it right is the key. The meat came off tasting as a kembong should. Nuance and light in taste yet exhibiting the strength of character with its distinctive kembong smell. This is the reason why kembong is the Malaysian favourite small scaleless fish. The broth complemented the fish, lightly accented soy sauces and subtle, with some julienne ginger and chili to bring the kick — a good combination.

The prawns were done Thai style with a surprise bamboo twist. It's going native as bamboo cooking is an indigenous style of the Orang Asli. I would have preferred a more straightforward form, but alas, we eat together, so give and take. The sweet, sour, savoury and spicy dish has lots of onions slices to kick it up for a heightened chow.

Don't miss your seafood when in Kuala Kurau!

Kean Seng Lee Café
Kuala Kurau, Perak
011-2652 2991

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