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Selasa, 12 Agustus 2014

Sampan Seafood

The menu bookHi Eaters.

So it's been nearly a year since I wrote a review about this restaurant.
Anyway, this restaurant is my favourite spot to eat seafood at Kelapa Gading. Why? Well, mainly because its 50% discount for crab menus. Sadly, that promo isn't available anymore. Now the crab menus only get 20% discount. Well, at least there's still a price cut for the crabs. So I decided to have another dine at Sampan Seafood.





When I got there the other night, this restaurant wasn't that crowded as I would remember it used to be. I guess the less discount on crabs really put an impact, and not to forget that this restaurant stood side by side with the infamous Wiro Sableng restaurant.

The grill outside
The grill outside
Choose your crab
Choose your crab
So when I came there, what I did first was I chose my crab. The crabs are put in a box where you can choose the one you want and how you want it to be cooked. My choice of crab has always got to be the jumbo crab. Sadly that night, the biggest jumbo crab there only weighed about 4 ounces. Well, better than none, right? So let's get in to the restaurant.




The interior was pretty simple. The furniture were mostly wood. But it's really comfortable, clean, and comfortable. The service was nice. Probably because I came here quite often, the staffs recognized me and pretty much knew about the menu that I am going to order.
So let's start eating!

Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah - Rp. 290.000/kg (before discount). This is something that's a must-order everytime I come to Sampan. The jumbo crab is cooked in a mild-salty and savory salted egg sauce. The crab itself was cooked nicely. The meat was still juicy and tender. But what I loved in this menu was the salted egg sauce. The sauce was cooked with orange leaf, making the aroma so fragrant and appetizing. It's really delicious.
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Kering
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Kering
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Kering
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Kering
Kepiting Jumbo Saus Telur Asin Basah - Rp. 290.000/kg (before discount). This is another version of the jumbo crab cooked in salted egg. The salted egg was deep fried with the crab, resulting in salted egg crumbles. This one was also delicious. The salted egg tasted fantastic. The crab meat was perfectly cooked too.
Gurame Asam Manis
Gurame Asam Manis
Gurame Asam Manis
Gurame Asam Manis
Gurame Asam Manis - Rp. 43.000. It was cooked and prepared nicely. No weird dirt smell, and the meat was tender, not overcooked or undercooked. The actual taste was quite nice, although it was too dominantly sweet. I couldn't barely taste the sourness.
Kerang Dara Cabe Rawit
Kerang Dara Cabe Rawit
Kerang Dara Cabe Rawit
Kerang Dara Cabe Rawit
Kerang Dara Cabe Rawit - Rp. 20.000. This menu was also one of my must-order. Surprisingly the clams used were a lot bigger than the ones I remembered. Thus, resulting is a less smaller portion of clams that I got that day (even though they got bigger in size). I loved the sauce used for this dish. It's chilli cooked together with garlic and a bit of salt. It tasted delicious and it went together well with the clams. The clams also were cooked nicely, no weird tangy smell, and they were fresh. 
Kangkung Balacan
Kangkung Balacan
Kangkung Balacan
Kangkung Balacan
Kangkung Balacan - Rp. 15.000. Kale has always been my favourite vegetables to go with any seafood menu. This one I ordered was cooked nicely, the stems were still crunchy. Too bad for my palate the flavors were too mild. I was hoping for more bolder taste from the shrimp paste. The level of saltiness and savoriness were fine for me, just hoping it could have been bolder as I used to remember.
Nasi Putih
Nasi Putih
Nasi Putih - Rp. 6.000. As Indonesian, a meal wouldn't feel complete if I didn't eat rice. True story. The rice was nice, fluffy and hot when it was served.
Soda Gembira
Soda Gembira
Soda Gembira - Rp. 10.000. I tried this drink and it tasted good. The pink layer was Fanta and the white was milk. So yes, it tasted sweet with a sparkling sensation from the soda.
Es Teh Manis
Es Teh Manis
Es Teh Manis - Rp. 3.000. The final closure of my meal was my favourite drink, sweet ice tea. It's nice that the price tag for sweet ice tea was so affordable here. It tasted not too sweet with a strong tea flavor. It's quite good.

Overall conclusion, still remain my favourite seafood restaurant in Kelapa Gading. 
Even though the discount is now cut to only 20% but the flavor of the food still kept me wanting to come back again and again.
The price tags are still quite fair, and you might find some menus are more affordable compared to other seafood restaurants.
Last words, I would still love to come back to dine here. The salted egg crab has captured my heart.

Keep on chewing!



Jazzy Dee

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Sampan Seafood
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok QA III No. 4 - 5
Phone: (021) 4500180
Kelapa Gading, 14240

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