Quality Seafood is not hard to come by in an island city like Penang but it's uncommon to find fresh and good imported Seafood. Seafood lovers need to make their way to Oriental Red Seafood Market (东方红海味), a place where they can dive into an ocean of freshest and most delicious catch of Seafood. It's hard to miss the newly establishment along Lim Chong Eu Expressway, the restaurant has a signature, monstrous King Crab displayed at the facade. Step in the restaurant and you will find yourself in an upscale fish market, where you get to see a display of premium Seafood as imported goods. The ordering format in Oriental Red Seafood Market is fun- diners get to 'shop' for the Seafood at the display counters as well as the fridge. Pick the ingredients and inform the servers the preferred way of cooking; they will then serve to your table shortly. Extensive variety but quality goods certainly do not come cheap; if price is not a concern for you, this place is ideal to devour some of the most mouth-watering Seafood in town.
Oriental Red Seafood Signature Hot Pot
Boiled King Crab (Rm 248/ 600 grams)
Fresh Sea Cucumber (Rm 35/ 200 grams) and Red Lion Fillet (Rm 11.76/ by weight- Rm 120 per kg)
Frozen Fish Maw (Rm 15/ 100 grams)
Soba (Rm 6)
Sashimi Platter- Hotate (Rm 52.48/ Rm 328 per kg), Japanese Kanpachi Fillet (Rm 42.88/ Rm 320 per kg), Salmon Fillet Sashimi (Rm 28.43/ Rm 138 per kg)
Spanish Iberico (Rm 66.82/ Rm 128 per kg)
Australian Mango (Rm 25 each)
Oriental Red Seafood's Signature Hot Pot is almost a must-order item and its a commonly seen order on almost every table. As long as you have purchased some items for the Hot Pot, the broth will be complimentary- you need not pay an additional fee for it. We were also told that the broth is imported from Japan on a daily basis and unlimited top up is possible. The broth is seasoned and carried a bold Umami taste but can be a little salty towards the end, especially if you are cooking a lot of Seafood in it.
We had ours with Boiled King Crab, Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw, Soba and some greens. The result was amazing and the broth was most delicious. We were satisfied with the quality of the Seafood, particularly the King Crab... addictively sweet with a delicate texture. To share, we had a Sashimi Platter, a combination of various Seafood picked from the display counter. All items were fresh and skillfully sliced. For a sweet ending, we had one of the Australian Mangoes, perfectly ripened (a pity that it was not well-chilled).
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No *Prices shown are GST-inclusive*
Address: No. 28, Fortune Park, Jalan Perusahaan Jelutong 2, 11600, Jelutong, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 283 3363