Thursday, 22 December 2011

Matang Seafood Porridge in Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


What a delicious discovery today!


The Teochew style seafood porridge at the famous Matang Seafood restaurant in Taman Mount Austin was such a delightful treat.


The popular restaurant located in a large corner shoplot was crowded at lunch time. There were office workers and also local residents from the surrounding Austin Heights residential area.


The porridge came piping hot in a large clay bowl. Most of the ingredients were nearly invisible, submerged underneath the bubbling steaming seafood broth.


The rice grains were cooked only till soft (unlike Cantonese style congee where the rice grains are boiled into a gruel). The rice was soaking in the generous broth – each grain infused with the delightful flavour from the fresh ingredients and stock.


Our porridge came with crab, squid, prawns, grouper fish slices, and Enoki mushrooms. You could also add other ingredients like shark meat and fish balls.


The broth and all the seafood ingredients blended into a naturally sweet and flavourful treat. The key was all the ingredients were super fresh. No artificial flavourings like MSG or sugar was added.

I couldn't resist slurping up the last drops of broth and saw many people tipping their large clay bowls to scoop up the soup.

The treat came to RM35 to feed two persons.

I will definitely come back again with friends to enjoy this special treat.

->> Fresh wholesome natural flavours.


Restaurant name: Matang Seafood
Address: 91, Jalan Mount Austin 3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.561904, 103.779184
Hours: Daily
Non Halal

Dates visited: 22 Dec 2011, 13 Mar 2012

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  1. Nice but cannot go on your own as minimum is 2 person portion

  2. Ah yes, I should mention this. At least 2 persons. Thank you.

  3. RM 35 for 2! Thats very cheap. You can never find this at such a price in Singapore!

    Looks delicious!

  4. Ah yes, delicious meals at affordable prices.

  5. Thanks for this great blog. I heard it from a fellow office friend of mine. The food here looks delicious! Cant take my eyes of it. Must really
    try it soon leh...


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