Shrimpz ethnic thai

shrimpz

Shrimpz is a small little eating establishment located at Aman Suria that we discovered one night. We have been eating a lot of nasi kandar lately and wanted to eat some Chinese food (or Thai food, which is about the same in my books) so I stumbled upon this little gem quite by accident.

shrimpz montage

Shrimpz is apparently the sister restaurant of the flagship Shrimpz restaurant in Langkawi, according to the table liner. I can’t remember the last time I was in Langkawi, but the leaflet claims that Shrimpz Langkawi was and still is the only dining venue in Asia located within a shrimp farm, which is where I imagine they got their name.

shrimpz water feature

Shrimpz Kuala Lumpur is not located inside a shrimp farm, but they managed to re-create some of that ambiance with a water feature I like to call the “Sobriety Test” that is currently in vogue. The water feature is made up of stepping stones, and while it’s not as challenging as the bla bla bla Sobriety Test in Kuching, it’s still requires a certain level of dexterity to navigate.

shrimpz al fresco

Shrimpz is decorated Thai style, with a lot of Buddha statues (sans the body and head) and the al fresco dining area is interspaced with a lot of water features and bodies of water to simulate the Shrimpz Langkawi dining experience in a residential area. It looks clean (probably coz it’s new) and elegant, but the place does not serve alcohol, which is unusual for a restaurant like this.

shrimpz prawn

It is almost heretical to not order shrimp in an establishment called Shrimpz, and beheaded (Convert or die!) we might be have we not, so we requisitioned for their renowned Shrimps / Organic Tiger Prawns from Langkawi menu and had the Stir Fried Tiger Prawn with Petai and Belacan (RM 34.90). It had the exotic sounding name of Kun Pat Khapit Sator.

shrimpz prawn macro

It was alright, quite nice actually, but paying RM 34.90 for six (6) tiger prawns seems a little bit steep. It amounts to RM 5.81 per shrimp – not exactly cheap, but worth the price for the occasional indulgence. It tasted great with the petai and belacan gravy and I ate the entire crustacean whole, much to the horror of my girlfriend. It takes a man to eat the shell of a prawn. ;)

shrimpz drink

I had the Shrimpz Special (RM 8,90 – comma done either to emulate the French, or coz I had to much to drink is up to you to decide), which is a mixture of lime, lemongrass and mint leaves. I will not delve into the drink my girlfriend ordered, which would usually be OJ or watermelon juice or some other citrus based drink.

shrimpz crispy duck salad

This is the appetizer that we had – Shredded Crispy Duck Salad (RM 26.90). I know the dishes are coming out ass backwards, but I did it in chronological order – the exact same succession that night. The shredded crispy duck salad is excellent! My girlfriend loved it to bits (no pun intended). The fried shredded duck skin is sinfully delicious, with a satisfying crunch to it. Lovely.

shrimpz glass noodles

My girlfriend had the Thai Fried Glass Noodles (RM 13.90). It looks rather sad and much can be done about the presentation, but tastes fabulous. It was seriously mouth-watering despite the sorry looking presentation. It’s definitely one of their best mains.

shrimpz fried rice

I had the Fried Rice with Anchovy Sauce (Budu) and Petai (RM 9.90). I like the petai, I read an article not long ago about Malay families nowadays excluding this traditional dish from their diet. It’s raw vegetables, dipped into sauce. The fried rice was plain though, nothing special, but tastes great with the prawns.

shrimpz us

The food at Shrimpz is mostly good, especially the prawns…

shrimpz end

We literally licked our plates clean.

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17 thoughts on “Shrimpz ethnic thai

  1. twosuperheroes: Yeah, tiger prawns is their specialty. It’s superb, especially the gravy.
    deb: It’s good stuff indeed despite the lack of presentation.
    In other news, the condo finally has Streamyx! =D
    Hip, hip, hurray!

  2. Have u tried Bubba Gump Shrimp in The Curve?
    Much much more expensive but the shrimp… whoa!!
    Long time since I last read your blog bro. So many changes. ;)

  3. But I thought the shell of the prawns are not good for our intestines. Are you sure they are digestible? Haha… it doesn’t take a man to eat the shell of a prawn, it takes a silly man to do it! Lol….

  4. FieL: Nope, but I might head there tonight if I can’t find Jaya One. It’s our monthsary today, dinner with the gf.
    eiling: Hmm…I have been accused of being silly more than once. ;)
    I didn’t know it isn’t good for our intestines, but then again I also hold the title of having a cast iron stomach. Haha!

  5. HB,
    I don’t think Shrimpz Restaurant is the only venue in Asia that is located within a shrimp farm because in Sabah, there’s a restaurant located within a shrimp farm as well called Salut Seafood Restaurant. They are well known for their fresh seafood and freaking huge clams display at their entrance (it’s bigger than the size of a basketball). They even have a mini zoo filled with monkeys, snakes and peacocks.
    See. Salut pwns Shrimpz.

  6. ohyeahmoreyeah: Ye probably be right my friend. I went to Dragon seafood in KK too, and it was something of a similar settling. Still, shrimps at Shrimpz is pretty good though.

  7. I just don’t think the prawn is worth RM5.8 each, even after the chef prepares it :/
    Imagine the amount of kampua you can eat with that money. Can stuff you to death my friend! lol.

  8. It is very pricey considering the location. I am not a fan of such establishment no matter how good the food is. Half of what you pay is for the ambience:P
    Have you checked out this shop selling seremban hakka mee and char siew yet? You should give it a try.

  9. hey. thanks for stumbling upon my blog? lol. thanks for reading. oh yea. i love your blog. most of the posts are all bout food. yummy:) found your blog when i participated for digi’s duck hunting contest.lol.

  10. u two can really eat!!!!
    any tips to keep the weight down? You seems not gaining weight(not that obvious as I can see)?
    do share around..hehe

  11. alexallied: Yeah, but everyday eat kampua also sien. ;)
    Darren: Sure buddy, gimme a call when you’re here. :)
    anak pak lah: Yeah, I reckon it’s a bit overpriced too. I haven’t checked out the stalls yet, I’m gonna get lost without a map. :)
    May Yee: Yeah, I do a lot of food reviews for fun. It’s a hobby of mine to eat at different places. :)
    xin: I’ll get lost for sure. I need a guide. You. :)
    Hey, it doesn’t taste all that bad to be honest and I’m not even a vegetable person.
    kelvinsse: Remembered the Negarakuku guy and decided not to spend our monthsary being questioned. ;)
    Darren: Sure buddy, just give me a call when you’re here. :)
    eric: I have gained A LOT of weight since I got to KL. It should be okay, once I start work tomorrow, I should be getting some exercise at least. :)

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