As a treat, mom decided to bring me and a friend to dinner at one of our favourite restaurant. Although it was a little far from where we stayed, the food at South Sea was definitely worth the drive up there.
Since there was only the three of us and neither had super large appetite, we were only able to order a few dishes. However in a rather large portion since we decided to splurge slightly.
For appetisers, we decided to get a plate of these cockles. What we usually see being grilled on the street and these are absolutely different because these were HUGE in size. There was one or two that was equivalent to the size of my palm and being someone that really likes eating cockles, having two of these giant ones were super satisfying.
We also got cheese baked Japanese Snails. Imagine escargot but without too much garlic & butter, also with some more crunchy meat. This I liked a lot especially when it just arrived at the table because the cheese is still nice and melty, the snail perfectly succulent plus warm. I think I eaten the most of this because mom & friend were not exactly excited about the amount of cheese that coated the snail.
Stir-Fried Lala with Ginger and Spring Onions was also on the menu. Although I prefer the wine option, this was also pretty good because the scallions and ginger provided a very good kick. This was a favourite between the two adults because of the flavour, plus the clams were nicely sized so it was super plump and juicy.
Just to make up for the lack of green in our diet, we also ordered the Paku Stir Fried in Belacan. This was only mediocre and personally, I think we can get better ones at a regular thai restaurant.
All in all, the service at South Sea never fails as servers are kind and attentive without any sort of sour face. Plus the decor at the restaurant was also very nice and I liked that there was a seperate area where one can go to choose & examine what kind of seafood they would like to order. Also there is a wine room for those who enjoy a sip or two of wine while they enjoy their dinner.
Although the price were a little on the steep side, it is a good place to visit if you're in the mood for something slightly more fancy. Plus the great food quality and taste do make up for the price.
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