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Found myself at JB a couple weeks ago looking for dinner options after a short day trip for work, and since I know very little about JB, I decided to be a bit adventurous and head to KSL area which I stayed last time to pick a restaurant to try out.

Matang Seafood View, Johor Bahru
Matang Seafood View, Johor Bahru

As fate would have it, we stepped into Matang Seafood View, a relatively quiet looking place at 6 something in the evening. Little did we know that the same place would be packed just half an hour later, always a good sign for a restaurant.

Ordering affair is pretty simple, you can choose one of the pre-packaged seafood porridge deals or go by picking your favorite ingredients to be in the same claypot. Alternatively, there are quite a number of ala carte dishes to choose from as well.

seafood porridge with crab and garupa fish
seafood porridge with crab and garupa fish

We ended up ordering a claypot porridge with 2 crabs, minced pork, and fish fillet, a plate of vegetable, and two rather large oysters as starters.

Those oysters turned out to be better than I’d expected, they were huge, fresh,and packed with sweetness, a couple drops of lemon was all we needed to bring out the flavor.

As for the main dish, the crabs weren’t exactly huge in size, but they were rather flavorful. The garupa fish and minced pork further adds to the overall taste of the porridge as well. It was rather satisfying.

fresh oysters, cho sum vegetable
fresh oysters, cho sum vegetable

The dinner came to RM 90.30 with drinks included. Pretty decent value for what we get, and it is no wonder this place was packed. Would not hesitate to go back again should I find myself at JB.

Matang Seafood View map


Matang Seafood View
35, Jalan Seringaka,
Taman Century,
80250 Johor Baru, Johor
GPS1.486020, 103.761499
Tel07-336 5746
Hours: 11am–10pm daily

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Discuss : KY eats – Seafood Porridge at Matang Seafood View, Johor Bahru

  1. KY, the seafood look so good. I know my cousin would enjoyed it . I try the
    soup see it fancy .

  2. amazing wonderful seafood just loved this eats very appetizing!

  3. Packed restaurant – high turnover of good – good sign.

  4. there is one shop in puchong bdr puteri called taiping seafood porridge also sells variety porridge. you should check it out… 🙂

  5. Have never seen oysters served quite like that…on a Chinese-looking plate with ais batu…haha! 😀 And neither have I eaten choy sum served this way…with so much soup-like sauce.

    • eatwhateatwhere: hahaha ya exactly like gwai lou style, tastes good tho that’s what’s important!

  6. those oysters look tempting. i know there are a handful of oyster farmers in peninsular malaysia, and i’ve enjoyed our local oysters – hopefully we’ll see them more in restaurant menus alongside the irish, french, nz ones 😀

  7. We only have meat porridge here, no fish, no seafood. 🙁

  8. RM90 for a meak with oysters, crab and fish, “dai dou lan” lah! LOL

  9. Amazing article. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love your blog especially around the holidays and was sad to feel that the cultural context of this dish was just kind of swept under the rug.

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