Saturday, 15 June 2013

Lobsters at Jade Garden Seafood Corner at Sungai Rengit, Pengerang, Johor - Second Visit 翡翠园海鲜酒家

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Yesterday, I brought my high school schoolmates to Sungai Rengit for lobsters :) We were in high school together in the 1970s. This was a trip we had been talking about for a long time. So we came to Sungai Rengit excited - talking and laughing like children on a school excursion after the final exam :)

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I picked Jade Garden for this special trip because this is by far the most popular seafood restaurant in Sungai Rengit. I've also tried Jade Garden before and I like their "Superior Broth" lobster. It was lunch time on a Friday, and as usual there was a good crowd of diners in the bright and spacious restaurant.


How fresh are lobsters in Sungai Rengit? Well, they come straight from the sea (a stone's throw away) in plastic bags with no water. Once they arrived, the flapping lobsters were immediately sorted according to species and size, and tossed into the display tanks.

We asked the staff who came to take our orders to recommend their signature lobster dishes. There were five of us, so we ordered one lobster for each person. These were the lobsters dishes recommended by Jade Garden to us :)

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Lobster in Superior Broth

I had this "Superior Broth 上湯" lobster before during my last visit and this is my favourite style of cooking lobster. The savoury buttery broth brings out the exquisite flavour of the spiny lobster very well. 

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Today's "Superior Broth" was slightly heavier on saltiness than my last experience. We all agreed that the thick lobster flesh was springy and refreshingly crunchy.

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Fragrant Fried Lobsters

For our second dish, Jade Garden recommended this "Fragrant Fried Lobsters 香炒龙虾". After the slightly salty "Superior Broth", looking at this dish, we were initially wary that this dish might be a little too heavy on saltiness.

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The "Fragrant Fried Lobsters 香炒龙虾" turned out not overly salty and we all liked this style, though it was slightly greasy. The herbs used to cook the lobsters indeed spiced up and perfumed the lobsters.

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The gravy though a bit greasy was finger licking good :) The lobster meat was still bouncy though a little drier compared to the "Superior Broth 上湯 " version.

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Marmite Lobsters

After our lunch, we noticed that the next table had these luscious looking lobsters. LOL as usual, I could not resist asking the customer if I could have permission to take a photo of it so that I could share it on this blog and also to come back again for it at my next visit.

The gracious customer who is a regular told me that this "Marmite Lobster" is Jade Garden's best lobster dish and is offered only to regular customers. LOL I will make sure I ask for "Marmite Lobster" at the my visit, though I am not sure if visiting them a third time qualifies me as a regular :P

I also noticed that some customers had a large bowl of interesting looking herbal chicken soup. (I didn't take a picture of this because the bowls were all nearly empty :P ) The regular customer told me that this special chicken soup is one of Jade Garden's best dishes and available only on Fridays and Saturdays. Again, it is only for regular customers. LOL I hope to have a chance to try this next time :)

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This was our bill for our lunch at Jade Garden. We had 5 lobsters altogether :)

->> The most established seafood restaurant in lobster town.

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Restaurant name: Jade Garden Seafood Corner 翡翠园海鲜酒家
Address: 54, Jalan Kerisi, 
Lorong Siakap 1, Sungai Rengit, Pengerang, Johor
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/mUkH
GPS
1.350967,104.224076  1.347917, 104.223740

Hours: 11:00am to 10:30pm

No Pork, No Lard, No Halal cert


Date visited: 5 Jul 2012, 14 Jun 2013


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11 comments:

  1. Jade used to be a gem - good food and reasonable price. However, it went downhill after it was featured in a media crop food variety show. After the show, hordes of Singaporeans went there, price went sky high and quality went down ! for the price you are paying, there is probably better choice somewhere else.

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    1. I am looking for more nice seafood places in Pengerang. Can you recommend some? Thank you.

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  2. Hi Tony,
    Thanks for your recommendation. Before I went to Desaru last week, my colleague told me about this place. Then I came to your blog to search for it, and true enough, I was able to find more information on the lobsters places.
    I was there for dinner on 13th & 14th too! I went to Restoran Hai Zhi Lian, it wasn't as good as Jade Garden though. Thank you very much for all your detail write-ups. I could just follow your blog and pick the dishes! :)

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    1. Thank you, PAB. Glad you found JK useful :)

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  3. Went there on the 28th June for lunch with my family. The place was quite easy to find but sadly the food are not that fantastic although the seafood are fresh.

    For four dishes of lobster (1 kg), Steam fish (0,85 kg), crabs (1.4 kg) and vegtable plus drinks, the total bill is MYR530. I think there are other places that can offer better foods and prices.

    Have not try the rest of the restaurants around that area yet but I do not think I will go there just for the foods unless I am around Desaru area.

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    1. I am trying the other restaurants here and will share any good ones I found.

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  4. Hi Guys, if You're seeking an alternative, Straits View 海景轩 would be a nice restaurant@ Pengerang,with various choices,reasonable price & quality delicacies.I just attended cousin's wedding last Saturday in SVSR,it was fantastic. please check their FB page for more information, www.facebook.com/StraitsViewSR .

    Deliseeker

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    1. Thank you. Yes, Straits View was a good seafood restaurant. However, now they are restructured into a catering and economic rice place.

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  5. Hi besides Sg Rengit area are these nice seafood restaurants nearer to JB town ? Am staying 2 nites in JB next wk. Wanting 2 try some good ffresh n reasonable prices seafood there. Prefer seaside if any. Apprec ur expert advice. Rgds Annette

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    1. My apologies Annette for the late response. You may try Restoran Todak. Thank you.

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  6. Restoran Todak beware when you order crabs. Most easy item to cheat your money.

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