Monday, 7 March 2016

Kota Damansara Food: SHELLOUT Seafood Restaurant - Louisiana Cajun Boil Fresh Seafood Feast


Seafood is one of yours truly favourite food; and when the invitation to review Shellout Seafood Restaurant 16-1 Jalan PJU5/15 Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya came by, there was no hesitation to rescheduled all the other review.


What is so special about the seafood that is served at Shellout Seafood Restaurant? The seafood is cooked using the Louisiana Boil style. People of Louisiana USA are used to this cooking style; in which the seafood are boiled using a special seafood or crab recipe broth. The seafood is then interspersed on the table to be eaten with your bare hands and fingers; normally outdoor.


Shellout Seafood Restaurant was set up to have a seafaring theme since it is a restaurant that specialises in seafood and on most of its' walls, you can see the graffiti that are drawn and written by customers who patronise the restaurant.


At Shell Out Seafood Restaurant the recipe broth is the Louisiana Cajun Boil which has a slightly stronger taste with a slight spicy note. You can order your boil based on your tolerant level of spiciness; which is either on a mild, medium or the super spicy level which is known as OMG. You can also order the Original flavour (a stronger taste) or the Malaysian style (milder flavour and less salty).


The restaurant also served up some starter food like the one that we had; was the Sweet Potatoes Fries (RM9.90).


The second snack on the table was the Silver Pomfret which came with French Fries. We love the Pom-Fret as it was fried to a very crisp and crunchy texture. You can literally eat every part of the fish including the bones.


Next came our first boil on the table which is the Big Crab (market price) in the Original flavour Shell Bang medium spicy level sauce. Customers can order the add on to the boil in which we had the Broccoli (RM10.90), Corn-on-cob (RM2.10 each) and Potato (RM8.80 for 3 pcs). The meat of the crab was very fresh and the sauce was very tasty with a strong cajun flavour. These meat crabs are sourced from Indonesia.


To go with the sauce, we ordered the Garlic Bread (RM 9.90 for 6 pcs). Spread the sauce onto the crispy bread and viola, a toast that you just can't stop eating.


Next on the table was the Yabbies or Crawfish (RM50.90 for 500g) in Black Pepper Sauce. Some customer remarks that it is quite challenging to eat these yabbies, but there is a very simple way to enjoy this crustacean, first you snap off the head and suck out the cream from the yabbies head, then you proceed to break the tail section, give a massage along both the sides of the yabbies from front to end and when you are done; Peel off the skin and viola you have a single piece of crawfish meat. Yummy.


This is followed by the Succulent King Prawns, (RM 55.90++ per 500 grammes) on the Butter Garlic Sauce with OMG spicy level. The firm texture of the prawn is infused with butter and an aromatic garlic flavour; such that it melts in the mouth and leave a savoury aftertaste of this sauce.


Next on, is the Green Mussel (RM 31.90++ for 8 pcs) in a Lemon Pepper Sauce. This is another sauce that we like. The fresh mussel meat texture was firm and very succulent.


followed by the Bamboo Clams (RM 20.90++ per 500 gramme) also in Lemon Pepper Sauce. This method of cooking the Bamboo Clams brings out the clams natural sweetness.


The next seafood on the table was the Giant Scallops (RM 29.90++ for 6 pcs) on a Butter Garlic sauce - medium. We like this sauce and the combination of the butter and garlic does bring out the full flavours of the fresh Giant Scallop meat; which has a very bouncy and a slightly chewy texture.


Our last seafood which is the Star of the night is the Canadian Lobster with the Shell Bang sauce. For fans of lobster you really got to try this out. Although a little messy to eat, you can request the friendly staff to help you out with the dissection after you have feasted with your eyes and in our case, our cameras.


If you love fresh seafood and like to try out the Louisiana Cajun Boil style for a change, then head over to SHELLOUT Seafood Restaurant at Kota Damansara for your seafood fix. Make sure you made a prior reservation as it is usually packed.

Read our other Louisiana Boil Review