This new Taman Gaya branch, opened by a brother of the Beh family that owns the Mount Austin branch
This branch at Taman Gaya has a large dinning hall, two private dining rooms and slightly ostentatious furnishings while the one at Mount Austin is a more basic shoplot restaurant.
We had a RM45 claypot of seafood porridge which was enough for 4 persons. The seafood broth was of course the soul of Matang seafood porridge. The broth was savoury and naturally sweet. The savouriness and sweetness were robust as the claypot was loaded with clams, slices of grouper, minced pork, shrimps, fish balls and a meaty crab.
These additional ingredients, add further savoury and sweet flavours to the already tasty broth. With all that real seafood goodness in the broth, no MSG was used at all.
The porridge was the usual Teochew style, its texture was between the Cantonese puree style congee and steamed rice.
We also had this steamed white pomfret at RM33. Just simple steaming with ginger, light soy sauce and shallot oil to bring out the freshness of the fish.
Here were some of the fresh seafood available on the day of our visit.
This shark head is a gelatinous speciality I wouldn't want to miss.
I am bringing a group of Singapore super biker friends on a Johor food trail and we are having Matang Seafood Porridge as part of our itinerary :)) Steamed shark head is on the menu! :))
Restaurant name: Matang Seafood View Restaurant
Address: 72-74, Jalan Gaya 1, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru
Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Date visited: 16 Jan 2013
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