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“Proceed with Caution”

Lou Dei Fong Food Corner
Ranked #45 of 113 Restaurants in Port Dickson
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

BACKGROUND:
It had the catchy banner of RM49.80 for 2 XL size crabs.

The 2 crabs added up to 1kg.

As it sounded too good to be true, I went to sample with a friend.

During his sales pitch, the confident chef eloquently shared that if we found the food to be good, we help to spread the words and bring more customers to the restaurant.

If we found the food to be not up to our expectations, we give our feedback so that they can improve.

So I am sharing with my fellow international travellers on my factual dining experience.

DINING EXPERIENCE:
Of the 2 promo crabs ordered, 1 crab was fresh and the other crab less fresh.

The less fresh crab meat was black on some part. It tasted loose and mushy.

After clarification with the charismatic chef, he assured us that it was edible.

But we did not finish up eating the less fresh crab.

To be fair to the chef and true to his words, we did not fall sick for the half portion of the less fresh crab we have eaten.

On balance, the RM 49.8 charge was reasonable even for 1 crab.

However as a matter of ethics, I feel that the less fresh crab should not be sold for public consumption.

As a suggestion, the owner might considered scaling up the price (e.g. RM$88) and offered 2 really fresh crabs (on the assumption it's still profitable to the business).

We tried 2 other dishes (prawns and kangkong sambal).

In terms of taste and freshness, they were reasonable.

We also noted that other than the tourists, there were some locals who did dine-in at the restaurant.

SUGGESTION TO FELLOW TRAVELLERS:
Go for the simple steam cooked options when you order for the crabs and prawns.

That way you can discern the meat's freshness without having it being masked by frying, spices or other ingredients.

CONCLUSION:
As a traveller to a new place, trust and ethics of the service providers are important.

Due to the experience encountered above, I can only give the restaurant a 2 out of 5 stars. Personally I will not be returning to dine again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

we liked the crab.
also fried bun + dry curry = yummy.
no complaint with the other dishes we ordered.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank whycb
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The staff was very pleasant... patient and giving good recommendations of their dishes. Not pushy but waiting for patiently for us to make up our minds. Never pushed the expensive dishes at all... whatever we asked, she was always eager to tell us if it will be good enough.
Food was good and prices were affordable.
Was a good experience

Date of visit: August 2018
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2  Thank fqtravellernd
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

They had a promotion on the crab...But it was not fresh at all. The meat was minced. Should have guessed when it is on promotion.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Stevo M
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Went there for twice: lunch & dinner. Must try their yummy stir fried young fern which we ordered twice. Fast service, environment is clean but no air conditioning. Price is reasonable & worthy. Sure will come back again if we visit Port Dickson in future.

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank LetsWalk2
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