Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village Restaurant Shah Alam

With his love and passion towards food, Chef Wong of Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village Restaurant ventured into the food and beverage industry at a young age of 18. After more than 10 years of being in the industry, he finally decides to open up Xin See Foo Zai 4 years ago at a shop house near the residential area that his sister lives at. Looking at the demand of Chinese Restaurant at the new area back then, the owner and chef of the restaurant aims to serve simple but satisfying classic Chinese dishes to his customers. After 4 years of operating Xin See Foo Zai, Chef Wong’s motivation lays on his regular customers that revisit his place frequently.

You might be thinking why aren’t they bored of the food? Let me tell you why, Xin See Foo Zai rotates its menu weekly so customers would get a taste of something new every time they visit. You can expect the familiar Chinese restaurant interior here in Xin See Foo Zai which has two sections of the restaurant, with one side air-conditioned and the other opened-air. Heads up that you should be there earlier if you want to be seated in air-conditioned room.

Crispy on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside, is the appropriate description for the pork knuckles here. A familiar dish that could be found in most Chinese restaurants, the Crispy Mongolian Pork Knuckle here is unlike the ones you find outside which are usually served deep-fried or roasted. The pork knuckle is complemented with Mongolian sauce which gives a spicy yet tangy aftertaste to your tongues. The golden crispy pork skin and tender juicy meat are complemented by flavourful thick sauce which may result in a delightful surprise on your taste buds. Not to mention, as a bonus, the portion of the pork knuckle here is also quite big in size. 

The fish head at times may be wasted on some people when it comes to having fish as it takes some skills to consume it. Here in Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village Restaurant, the flesh of the fish head is already pre-cut into bite sized so there should be no problem with that. For those who prefer something more flavourful, definitely give the See Foo Zai Minced-Fried Fish Head a go. The fish head is minced and fried with quality salted black beans and dried-chilli to pump up your taste buds. You can tell from its name that this is a signature dish here as they proudly claimed it with the name of their restaurant. 

As its name suggests, the tofu served by Xin See Foo Zai Seafood Village Restaurant is deep-fried along with spring onion and chives to give the tofu a jade-green surface. If you are familiar with the Chinese culture, jade and gold often come together – such is the nature of this dish’s concept. The Gold here would be the thick golden pumpkin sauce topped on their own homemade tofu. The sweetness of the thick pumpkin sauce would be best to have with rice if you are one of those who prefer some moisture in your plate of rice. Finally, the dish comes with bits of mushrooms to add texture to the whole dish. 

When visiting See Foo Zai Seafood Village Restaurant, you may want to give their smoked Pork Ribs a go as it is a popular dish of theirs. Aptly named The Great Wall on their menu, the ribs are arranged in a straight line when served and your eyes would likely be drawn towards the glaze of the ribs. The shiny twinkly glaze would get your mouth watering before you’ve even had your first bite. Don’t just stop there however, tear the ribs and you will find some tender juicy meat on the inside which is complemented perfectly with a sweet and sour taste of the sauce.

All in all, the food here is definitely worth the try but looking for a good spot would be quite a hassle especially during dinner hours so you might want to give the restaurant a call to get your order done beforehand.