I was told by a few friends, Setia Alam is like a dead zone when it comes for good Chinese food. Most of the folks in this area will either go to Klang or Subang. Past weekend, my friend insisted I head over to Klang to find them and introduce me this Restaurant Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village.
This place is indeed hidden from the main road of residence area as it is operating behind the busy main street for the past 5 years. I would say its a hidden gem in Setia Alam. The chef had vast Chinese experience by learning from different chef by preserving and serve the best of his skills to us, diners with authentic strong flavours. He has 15 years of chef experience under his belt.
When you ask for menu? We are ask to look at the wall, as the people in this restaurant works differently. So ended up we ask what is the best or recommended dish.
Start off with chef signature, Special Pork Ribs with marmite and special sauce mixture @ RM 38. Pork is marinated over hours, steam then fried. When it was serve on the table, the aroma trails around the table is gooooodd! Then you know that this is going to be good. The colour, the caramelization on the pork, the thick sauce and goeyness of it.
A piece like this is heaven, soft, juicy, meat just tears apart easily and fats that melt in your mouth. Sauce is spot on and if this could mix with asam curry on my rice, it will be match made in heaven.
This is very interesting and it reminds me of my childhood food that my grandma used to cook. It had been ages since I last taste such food. Fish with Black Bean Paste @ RM 32. Filled with wok hei, and just look at the topping of pork lard in this dish.
Fish is soft, fresh, aromatic as the flavour of dry chili, onions and eat it along with a cube of pork lard is just bursting with flavours in your mouth.
Everyone can cook veggie. A veggie that is stir fried with ‘wok hei’ is not an easy task yet preserving the greens that the Kai Lan is still crips and top with salted dry fish flavour that is not overpowering the sauce with hint of chili spicy at the end.
This was a random order as there was only 3 of us, then we decided to order a fried rice. My friend in particular want a veggie fried rice and it turns out to be one of a top fried rice in our list. The rice is punch with ‘wok hei’ , love the rice that is so dry and we wallop the whole plate till it clean like a new wash plate.
It had been ages since I last had a very good “tai chow” place and this certainly top in my recommended list. We will definitely be back with more friends to try it out. Could it be one of the best Chinese Restaurant in Setia Alam? Shall let you guys vote it out.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 9/10, very good, been ages since I last had good Tai Chow~RECOMMENDED -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Restaurant Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village
42 & 46G, Y, 9, Jalan Setia Indah
U13/10, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tuesday to Sunday : 11am – 3pm/ 5.30pm – 10.30pm
tel: 012-394 6657