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Monday, 28 October 2019

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Grand Seafood at Stellar Walk is Johor Bahru's newest seafood restaurant. It was just opened for four days when we dropped by today.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Grand Seafood has a large, bright banquet hall of 55 large round tables. They also have several private rooms.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Executive chef Foong hails from Ipoh. In the 1990s, he came to Johor Bahru to work at Grand Straits Garden Seafood when it was a kampung style zhi char restaurant at the shores of Danga Bay (before it was redeveloped). He then moved to Gim Tim (a Hokkien) restaurant in Singapore where he worked for 20 years before coming back to Grand Seafood. Chef Foong's cuisine is a blend of Cantonese and Hokkien styles with contemporary touches. The idea of Grand Seafood is slightly elevated food at reasonable prices.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

I like it that the prices of live seafood are clearly displayed.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Deep Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk (price RM15+). Light, crispy, crackly with layered savoury flavours. Nice appetiser while waiting for the main courses.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Baby Sotong (squid) with Honey Sauce (price RM24+). Fried to a crackly crisp and well enveloped with a mild sweet savoury spicy sauce. This appetiser is like a nibbly beer snack.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Braised Fish Maw with Rich Chicken Stock (price RM8 per 1 pax serving). Nice smooth rich body chicken soup with spongy fried fish maw, two types of mushrooms, tofu, cabbage, carrot etc. Comforting familiar taste at an attractive price.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Steamed Soon Hock (marble goby) with Black Garlic (seasonal price - today RM138+ @ RM23 per 100 grams).

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Nicely steamed meaty sweetish fish slathered with gently savoury sweet minced garlic and savoury sweet soy sauce blend. The usual subtle earthiness of soon hock was fleeting and almost indiscernible. I like this steamed soon hock.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Wok Fried Three Pepper Crab (seasonal price - today at RM112 @ RM16 x 700 grams).

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Meaty crab with briny sweet flesh. We tried Grand Seafood's signature 3 pepper sauce - it's mildly savoury spicy in layers of flavours.

First time trying 3 pepper style. Next time, I shall go for their other preparations which include chili, kam heong, black pepper, salted egg yolk, glutinous rice steam (interesting), chicken flavour oil (interesting).

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Chef's Special Traditional Noodles (price RM15+). Must order this traditional Hokkien dish rarely found found in restaurants.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

The thick spongy strips made with tapioca flour were well enveloped with a caramelised savoury sweet sauce flavours like a good char kway teow. The tapioca kueh were very springy like those candy gummy (very unlike chai tow kueh).

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Fresh Tropical Fruits and jelly served on ice (price RM10+).

Disclosure: Please note that this was an invited tasting. 

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

The exterior of the banquet hall at the ground floor of Stellar Walk mall. The al fresco dining area opens in the evening. At night, we can see the lights of Sembawang and Woodlands across the Johor Straits. Most of the mall is still untenanted.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

The entrance to the private rooms.

Grand Seafood Restaurant @ Stellar Walk, Permas Jaya 海霸王 @ 星海广场

Restaurant name: Grand Seafood 海霸王
Address: Stellar Walk, RT7-01, 01, Jalan Persiaran Senibong, Permas Jaya, 81700 Johor Bahru
GPS1°29'10.9"N 103°48'35.1"E 🌐 1.486370, 103.809735
Parking: Plenty of free open air parking 
Hours: 12:00 noon – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:30pm

No pork, no lard




Date visited: 27 Oct 2019

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