Seaworld Seafood Restaurant, Miri

spent last weekend in Miri with the rest of the family for our grandmother’s birthday. it was a nice family reunion, albeit being a little rushed. i tried to catch up on my sleep, thus losing out on a good pig out session with the relatives at the wet market’s food court. pity. lucky i didn’t miss out on the excellent dinner on our last night in town.

this seafood restaurant in town has been gaining popularity recently after it slashed down prices for their fresh seafood. of course we had to go to check out the hype. tanks of swimming sea creatures knew little of the fate that was to befall them – to end up in the hot wok! when we arrived, saw this huge lobster trashing about in the tank and i thought, what a giant! little did i know, it would be chosen my uncle to be part of our dinner.

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We started off easy, with fresh prawns, 白灼虾 which is quickly cooked in boiling water and seasoned with salt and some cooking wine. reminds me of what we had aboard the cruise on Halong Bay. the prawns were firm and sweet. excellent way to kick off the dinner as we were waited in anticipation.

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Next, we had the “Four Treasures”, 马来四宝 which is a platter of 4 different vegetable dishes – midin kerabu, butter oyster mushrooms, deep fried kai lan with anchovies and a stir-fried pucuk manis with egg. all local favourites. everyone enjoyed this and it was evident in how quickly we polished everything off.

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Steamed Garoupa fish, 清篜七星班 was the following dish. Even though I didn’t see this in any of the tanks, the texture and flavour of the fish was still very fresh. Lightly steamed, it was sublime.

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The Barbequed Chicken, 烤鸡 was totally overshadowed by the rest of the dishes. I didn’t try any as I was more eager to try all the seafood dishes we ordered. But the kids loved it.

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The Steamed Crabs with egg, 篜花蟹 didn’t receive much attention as it appeared only shortly before the next dish was served. And everyone’s attention was thwarted. But I had some after and it was delish. Juicy and fleshy. Required a bit of work as the shell was a little harder than your usual flower crabs.

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So this is it, the dish that was the highlight of the night. Lobster Sashimi, 生龙虾. the raw slices were kept ice cold within two layers of shaved ice. It was beautifully arranged with the head propped up and served with lime wedges, wasabi and soy sauce. Needless to say, it tasted wonderful. Afterall, the freshness of it was guaranteed as it was still happily swimming some twenty minutes ago.

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After we were done with the lobster, the head is then taken back into the kitchen and chopped up before being stir-fried with spring onion, garlic and ginger. Served glistening in its sauces, it was finger licking good. Even though everyone was groaning at the thought of more food (we were stuffed!), no one complained about finishing this up. Nor did anyone say no to seconds. Love the wok hei (wok’s breath) and subtle hint of cooking wine too.

Great & satisfying dinner all in all. Food was fresh and cooked well. And reasonably priced too. Everyone in the family left for home, satiated and happy.

Seaworld Seafood Restaurant 海霸王海鲜楼
8, North Yu Seng Road,
98000 Miri,
Sarawak.

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7 Comments »

  1. OMG! Look at the Lobster! Sashimi Lobster……it looks so grand…..must be fantasticly good….yummy. “Dine like an emperor”

    epicuriousgirl says: it was excellent. 🙂

  2. omg..the lobster..exactly haha..no wonder no 1 cared about the rest of the dishes..haha

    epicuriousgirl says: exactly. lol.

  3. Michelle said

    Oh my god. The size of the lobster….

    epicuriousgirl says: indeed. 🙂

  4. Happy Belated Birthday to yr grandmother. What a yummy feast esp the huge plate of lobster sashimi. I like the look of those prawns too.

    epicuriousgirl says: thanks. great seafood indeed.

  5. […] the restaurant here has maintained its standards, I do believe that new restaurants (such as this one) has more to offer. But it’ll still hold a special place in most Mirians’ […]

  6. Do you know how many pounds that lobster was? Alot of people don’t know this, but lobsters can get up over 10 pounds…

    It is hard to say, but looking at the size of the plates and glasses, that particular lobster was probably about 3 pounds?

    Just wait until you see a 10 pound plus live lobster… It would scare you to see one while swimming!

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