Floating Restaurant (Semporna FoodieVenture #2)

Like I've said on my previous post, limited time equals limited materials. With my limited time in Semporna, I only manage to visit just one restaurant (yes, I'm frustrated myself) and it also happens to be the nearest to the hotel I'm staying there. So here I present to you the Floating Restaurant (aka Pearl City Restaurant). And no, I did not just made up the name, it's actually printed at the front of their menu (see below pictures).

I don't blame you if you're imagining a restaurant that's floating in mid air or something (heck, I'll probably will) but it's actually a very pretty little chalet inspired place on the shores of Semporna. The restaurant is situated not far from the town's jetty and it's within the Semporna Ocean Tourism Centre. I do recommend you to visit the latter, since it's a major tourist attraction (what with its restaurant, handicraft shops, sea creatures exhibit and chalets-for-rent collectively called Dragon Inn - and all within the area of the tourism centre).

Now onto the good stuff. Honestly, I didn't even know that there's a restaurant inside the vicinity. Me and a colleague were just walking around the area when we stumble upon what seems to be a restaurant resembling one of those old Chinese movies (you know, the one where the kung-fu hero makes a dramatic entrance before sending the bad guys flying - along with all the wooden chairs and tables nearby). Upon seeing the place, all logic says that the place must be expensive (hey, it looks like a expensive place to me) but my instinct still wants to go and try out the place. And yes, it is quite on the expensive side when we were given the menu but since we're already sitting down, we might as well try some food. We ordered their Fried Rice with Crab Meat (for my friend) as well as the Floating Restaurant Special Fried Mee Hoon (Fried Vermicelli). When our ordered came I was a bit disappointed because at first glance, the food looks uninteresting. I was thinking of giving a negative review should the food taste bad as well but lo and behold, I was proven wrong. The food were delicious and very satisfying. My colleague was very happy with hers since it contains actual crab meat (as oppose to one of those cheap crab sticks). Mine was also not too oily and the taste was just right, with lots of ingredients inside.

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