Sunday, July 14, 2013

Golden Coast Shrimp @ Oasis Ara Damansara

This Taiwanese seafood chain invaded Malaysia this month, landing in Oasis Ara Damansara, PJ's current hot spot for hearty eating & heavy drinking.

Golden Coast Shrimp works for casual, communal meals. Service is amiable, space is abundant.

Not surprisingly, shrimp steals the spotlight here, hefty ones prepared in styles including buttered (our pick) or with pepper, garlic, sesame oil or lemon. Each plate costs RM60-RM65, comprising what seems like more than a dozen juicy crustaceans.

Marvelous 'mantou' bread to mop up the sauce. Hot & fluffy-fresh, with a golden-crisp exterior.

The menu's limited for now, but black pepper crab & spiral-shell sea snails also feature on it.

 Bonus shrimp & seafood stop: The Hokkaido summer food fair that started its run this week at Isetan KLCC's FoodMarket (operating July 12-22).

Everything here's expensive, but the RM50 for rice topped with a bounty of sea urchin, prawn, salmon roe & flying fish roe supplies a whole lot of satisfaction.

Hokkaido ramen with scallops, prawns & corn clocks in at over RM40; two can share this.

Chestnut-flavored Hokkaido milk ice cream (RM12), washed down with a little sake.

Numerous other attractions at the Hokkaido food fair, from cherry blossom rice cakes to 'sekihan' sticky red bean rice to fluffy cream puffs.

Golden Coast Shrimp,
Block D, Oasis Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

Golden Coast Shrimp,
Block D, Oasis Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

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31 comments:

  1. with that portion of sea urchin & plenty of roe, 50 bucks isn't too bad :D

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    1. KY: true, it's a bit of an extravagant lunch, but I guess once in awhile, it's ok. And ya, can't resist the combined power of a lot of uni and ikura! :D

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  2. OMG that rice with sea urchin and fish roe looks amazing!

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    1. Baby Sumo: it's very memorable! :D

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  3. Hokkaido Fair! Time to head in to Isetan for my meals again!

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, this section of isetan is gonna be packed with fans for the next week! :D

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  4. Yay! Hokkaido fair is here again! Time to look for my fav cheese fromage bars! :3

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    1. Ulric: heheh, there's definitely something for everyone at this fab food fair! :D

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  5. Shrimps!!! They're so big! They're prawns! Slurpsss!!!! I like!

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    1. Suituapui: the bigger the better! Heheh =)

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  6. Wow, awesome find! must visit soon !

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    1. Wong: hope you enjoy the feast of shrimp! :D

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  7. Wow, Sean, the shrimps are big!!!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, one could have a filling, stomach-stuffing meal by just eating these shrimp! :D

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  8. That's a fair not to be missed!! :)

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    1. Tng: especially for fans of interesting Japanese delicacies! :D

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  9. Wow the bowl of sea urchin and salmonroe is awesome

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    1. TummyDog: ya, we couldn't resist purchasing that packet! :D

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  10. Looks like I've to make my way to Ara Damansara. There seem to be lots of food joints now.

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    1. Chong: ya, customers will be really spoilt for choice at oasis ara damansara. There's Western food, Japanese, Chinese & more, mostly quite respectable =)

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  11. I had a lot a lot of sea urchin this trip! From fried to steam to grill, so yummy! :D

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    1. CK: fried sea urchin sounds like a fun recipe! hopefully it's much, much less expensive compared to sea urchin in KL's restaurants! :D

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  12. Are they not having the Hokkaido fair here in Isetan 1-U??

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    1. Pureglutton: from what i heard, only KLCC, but am not 100 percent sure, heh :D

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  13. what's your verdict on the sake? :)

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    1. Sibu Food Diva: hmmm, not too memorable actually. we just bought it off isetan's rack without really thinking too much about it :D

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  14. seafood overload.. i like! :D

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    1. Ciki: the bounty of the ocean! :D

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  15. I can imagine the rich and flavorful prawns gravy dipping with fried mantau. Yumsss...
    RM40 ramen indeed pricey...but they uses expensive ingredients.

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    1. Melissa: ya, Golden Coast's prawn sauce is nice and buttery, and the mantau seems perfect :D and yeah, i guess once in awhile, it's OK to indulge in seafood ramen, heheh =)

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  16. This restaurant has added more food in the menu. Almost every day, I visit this restaurant. The food is so fresh and delicious.

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