It was the night before polling day, which was a public holiday, when all of a sudden, my family decided to go for an overnight stay at Johor, which was kinda next door. My mom figured out that if we went the night before, the jam at the causeway won’t be so bad. Hehe.
That night, we left our luggage at a hotel called the Bayu Marina Resort located next to Sungei Tebrau. There wasn’t really a view because of the haze. Then, we set off straight to a village called Kampung Senibong which was about a 15-minutes’ drive away.
The seafood “market” kinda has a few restaurants placed next to each other. Surprisingly, the prices for their food are significantly different. …and of course we went for the cheapest one. We were greeted with a bunch of waiters and waitresses begging us along with other passers-by to come to their restaurant. Of course, we gave it a pass (and it did put a frown on their faces) since the money they charge for their food ain’t great.
Outside, along the restaurants, there are a couple of shops that sell a variety of things like pirated DVDs, toys, cotton candy, popcorn, and mostly, fresh seafood. It is from there where the restaurants get their supply and cook their food so… you know. Great. Fresh seafood. The smell stinks. Haha. The seafood ranges from crab, to prawn, stingray, fish, lobster, and a bunch of sea creatures that I don’t really recognise at all. Usually the crabs are put in glass containers, prawns, lobster and fish in water tanks, and the rest in blended ice.
So, after doing a little bit of looking around, we found a table and started ordering our food. I didn’t really remember exactly what we ordered, but I guess the photos can sorta tell the story themselves. We were sitting right next to the ocean. The view of the sea (Well, Singapore was opposite) wasn’t as great, once again, thanks to the haze.
Now comes the food. Well… the food actually ain’t bad. But personally, I didn’t try the crab, lobster or crayfish since I don’t fancy eating crustaceans. Yuck! However, my favourite, ironically, was the butter prawns. Oh, and we ate all of the seafood with rice. There was chicken and beef satay too! They were amazingly tender!
Overall… it was a great experience! We are planning to return there in the future someday!