We have just come home after a sinfully sumptuous dinner at Robson's Seafood Restaurant - one of our favourite Chinese restaurants. The eatery is sited on a hill at 10B, Jalan Permai, off Jalan Syed Putra.
Our hosts, the Siew Nams, as usual were full of entertaining and humorous stories, that contributed to a wonderful evening. Their son Christopher had brought a couple of bottles of Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013, the previous week when he came for his annual visit from New Zealand and this was an excellent complement to the food.
Though some may complain of the 2 star ambience and tacky red plastic chairs and table cloth, Robson's is clean and has maintained the quality and taste of its food over the years, which is excellent and second to none (and I have travelled the world and tasted the fare in many Chinese restaurants locally and overseas).
We ordered our favourite dishes:
1) Kam Heong Crabs - steamed Sri Lankan crabs with the special Robson's sauce which amongst other ingredients contains dried prawns - the very meaty crabs go very well with the sweet and sour sauce. The only downside to eating the crabs is the mess you make with your fingers. You are given hammers and nutcrackers to break the tough shell but the sweet taste of the crab meat is worth all the effort and mess. A container of lime water effectively cleans your fingers at the end of the meal.
5) Pork Ribs - I have never developed a taste for this but my fellow diners loved it - terms like very tender, sweet were repeated used. We were stuffed after the last dish and thanked the Lord that the chef had forgotten to prepare the other 2 vegetarian dishes that we had ordered. Robsons is also famous for their Kam Heong prawns and glass noodles.
I would highly recommend Robsons to all visitors to Kuala Lumpur - it is definitely value for money and we have never been disappointed.