What makes a seafood meal GREAT? When eating seafood, the most important thing is that the seafood must be fresh. Last week, we were at Gastro Sentral yet again to sample their Seafood Rules platter.. and man, was it delicious! Look at the variety of seafood we had, is your mouth watering yet?
Seafood Rules, Platter for 2
I think it's really nice here during the day when there's lots of natural lighting
The Seafood Rules promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. The platter for two (RM220 nett) comes with 6 live oysters, 6 boiled tiger prawns, 2 halved boiled Sabah spiny lobster, 4 pacific jumbo clams and 2 whole flower crabs as well as a bowl of mussels in lemongrass and Thai basil broth and Italian fristo misto di mare. And not forgetting, a jug of Carlsberg draught and free flow shoestring fries. What a feast we had!
Warm rosemary bread.. really good!
The seafood (except the oysters) have either been simply poached or boiled, to retain its natural sweetness and freshness. The live oysters comes from Sabah tasted of the sea. My favorite from the platter has to be the Sabah spiny lobster, especially the HUGE lobster claw. Oh yes, they remove everything from the shell so it makes eating easy for you. That's what I call first class service. No struggling with a hammer to get the crab meat out of the legs.
Four dips are provided with the platter, pimiento aioli, salsa verde, shallot vinaigrette and sweet Thai coriander chilli. Personally, I like the shallot vinaigrette best, it goes well with the flower crab. The pimiento aioli is good with the tiger prawns and the sweet Thai coriander chilli goes best with the shoestring fries. The fries were good, crisp but do eat them before they get cold and soft. And there are two shots of spicy Bloody Mary too.
Oysters, crabs, clams and prawns
The presentation is really nice, don't you think?
We enjoyed the mussels in lemongrass and Thai basil broth... the broth had a nice spicy kick to it.
Italian fristo misto di mare - deep fried battered squid rings and prawns
Lobster tail... so fresh, good on its own!
Thick chunky lobster claw
Hello, nice to meet you. Where are you from, Mr Lobster?
Chill, it's Sunday! ;)
Flower crab, pretty meaty
And if all that is not enough, you can add on more spiny lobsters (RM120 for 500g), live oyster (RM6 each), sea scallop thermidor (RM12) and many more. Or you could also order from the tapas menu.
The homemade nachos with classic tzatziki dip (RM12) was surprisingly very good. The nachos are made in-house, very crisp and goes superbly with the dip. I love the cute paper bag that it is served in too.
Crispy Fried Szechuan Salt & Pepper Squid (RM12)
Asian Spiced Lamb Meatballs (RM15) - juicy and flavorful
To end our meal on a sweet note, we tried the Sticky Toffee Pudding (RM22) which Hubby wanted to try during our last visit. It was served with butterscotch sauce, a berry coulis and a chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse was really good.. so smooth that it outshone the pudding.
The Seafood Rules promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Platter for two (RM220 nett), platter for 4 (RM440nett) and platter for 6 (RM660 nett).
Read about our previous visit to Gastro Sentral here.
Opening times: Sun to Thur: 11am to 12am. Fri + Sat: 11am to 1am.
Price: RM220 nett for platter for two.
Location: Gastro Sentral, Lobby Level, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03- 2263 7555
Parking: RM8 for the first 2 hours, RM5 for every subsequent hour.
GPS Coordinates: 3.135685, 101.686524