Damansara Village Seafood Restaurant is a Pulau Ketam style steamboat restaurant at Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya. This restaurant which is owned by Patrick Teoh, a famous actor and radio personality also serves other cooking style of seafood such as crab, prawn and lala (clams). Not only the seafood are fresh, but the environment itself is special and unique compared to other steamboat restaurant. Let’s the photos show you why do I say so.
The steamboat at Damansara Village Seafood and the delicious lala
Damansara Seafood Village can be easily navigated to via Waze. It is in the same area as the Lala Chong Restaurant, Pantai Seafood Restaurant and Awet Thai Seafood Restaurant. You will easily spot this big signboard by the roadside.
You can choose to sit inside or sit outside to enjoy the nature.
There is this place for kids to play Longkang Fishing (Drain Fishing). Small bucket and net are prepared for you to catch the fish in the longkang (drain). Come and enjoy the activity of the time without Internet and phones.
A brief history of the Longkang Fishing enjoyed by your parents or grandparents, depending on how old are you.
If you come in big group, you can reserve a hut to enjoy the steamboat. Those huts around the restaurant make it looks like a tropical resort.
We come very early so there are not many customer yet.
Place for you to sit and talk and wait if the tables are full.
Before eating, lets visit the surrounding of this resort style steamboat restaurant. There are some animals here.
Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant also has a satay stall just like many of other steamboat restaurant.
There is this well but not sure if it is a real well..
We spot this cute creature, which is called sugar glider. Hard to snap a photo since they are all hiding in the coconut shell.
The explanation of the sugar glider. Can you see those coconut shells?
At Damansara Village Seafood you will also see a raccoon. The raccoon is sleeping in the dark corner so didn’t get the photo as well.
After visiting the mini zoo, we start our steamboat dinner. We order the herbal soup which need to pay extra but it is worth it as the soup tasted really great with all the stuff like black fungus, red dates, gingers, herbal and the Chinese wine.
If you sit in a hut, the staff will actually serve you. Let’s put all the herbal ingredients to be boiled in the soup.
Next, let’s pour the Chinese wine into the soup.
The fresh lala (clams).
Got fish ball, squid ball, fish noodle, wantan skin, tofu and other steamboat ingredients.
More ingredients such as scallop, enoki mushroom, squid and bamboo snail.
Close up on the scallop. Fresh and sweet.
The flower crab covered with slices of gingers.
We ordered as well the nice lala (clams) cooked with wine, chili and ginger. Recommended dish to try here.
Close up on our steamboat pot full of ingredients.
Close up on the lala (clams).
Two choices of chili sauce. I prefer the green colored one as it has nicer aroma.
Big and juicy bamboo snail. They are clean and no trace of sand like some other steamboat shop.
The barbecue crabs come with the set we ordered.
The barbecue crab, a lot of meat and juicy.
The prawns here are served fresh and alive. They are so alive and keep jumping and we have to cover them using a plate, which explains why there is no alive prawn photos.
The Damansara Village Steamboat at night. They usually get a lot of customers so better call for reservation before coming.
Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant 1067, Jalan Jenjarum, Kg. Sg. Kayu Ara, off Jalan SS23/10, 47400 Petaling Jaya. Open for Dinner everyday. Tel: 03 7803 1832.