Looking for sekinchan seafood restaurant? You will be overwhelmed with many choices in Sekinchan. I blog before about restaurant bagan. One of well known Sekinchan seafood restaurant. Which is why this time I am trying a new one, Cha Po Tion. This place might not known to outsider but it is favorable for locals to have their seafood meal. You can see many local dining here during lunch time.
Location of Cha Po Tion
It is quite challenging to find for the first timer. The sign is not that clear, as you can see they only put cute little small sign.
You would not find any fancy seat or with air-con when dining in this place. In fact, if it is crowded, it will be competition based to get seat. Seriously, you need to stand nearby with the table that almost finish. Good thing I am carrying my toddler, so some customer finish their meal fast and giving the seat to me.
I found out that it is kinda typical Sekinchan seafood restaurant layout, open air, fan, and round tables. Well, as long as you serve good and killer taste, that itself enough. To me the main thing is the freshness of ingredient and how they cook it.
Dishes in Cha Po Tion
We ask the owner to give us recommendation about the food. The aunt confidently told us that she can cook anything. Well, It gives me doubt when people have such bold claim. It raise my expectation. To prove it, I order steam fish, my wife wants to try their fried squid. Last dish we want to have mantis prawn in chili. Since it is only two of us, we only order in small portion.
I like how they cook steam fish. The sweetness of the fish, with some slightly sourness from tomato, plus generous onion. I also taste a bit of rice wine. The reason I order steam fish is to ensure the fish is fresh. At the same time, it is not easy to get right balance. I really love this fish dish.
Second dish is fried squid. Apart from fresh ingredient, they did not use any MSG at all. I am even surprise that they did not put much salt in this dish. Commonly it will be quite salty, to match with rice.
Lastly is my favorite, mantis prawn chili. This one is another highlight of the dish after steam fish. It is quite spicy, so you might ask to reduce chili if you can’t take the heat. The sauce of this dish are superb to have with rice. Not to mention the egg cooked just nice.
Sekinchan seafood restaurant Cha Po Tion
Overall this place obtain one star easily from me. If they are using better cooking oil and soy sauce. Pretty sure it will improve the taste significantly. So when you looking for seafood, can have big feast here. Ah, the price is not that expensive!!!!
You can find location of Cha Po Tion from below link:
They are open at 7 AM to 2 PM. Closed at Monday. Be there around 11 AM if you want to avoid long queue.