Yo yo! Good day, mate! How's life? How's everything? foodandholiday is doing good! And we hope you guys are as well :) Since it's the deadline again for us to drop some lines and to topple some photos here, there we go to Rilex Seafood in Tanjung Pura Langkat, located approximately 60 kms from Medan city. Yes, foodandholiday always enjoy travelling from east to west or vice-versa merely to stuff our faces with good food, HAPPILY. Lol. As eloborated before, we are a team of 4 who share the same passion and love towards all things edible and all things drinkable. If any of you guys have any recommendations of new places or have any suggestions or comments towards our website, do drop us a message or two to show us some love so that we know you are out there :) Back to the today's topic. Over the past 2 weeks, as mentioned above, despite of the heavy downpour, foodandholiday was still very persistent with the plan to travel to far-far away land, just to binge on seafood. There was a point when seafood binge became foodandholiday's addiction and that's not a good thing to boast about actually. LOL. It took more or less 1.5hr to reach Rilex Seafood. It's still raining cats and dogs when each of us started to get off from the car. During our way, we saw many trees and billboards were uprooted by the constant, strong wind and heavy rain which has started since the previous night, but thankful no casualties was reported. My second visit this time, but it's the umpteenth visit for some of us. This billboard welcomed us to the restaurant with the wordings "RILEX SEAFOOD TANJUNG PURA. NO BRANCHES OUTSIDE TANJUNG PURA".
Another cool view welcomed us is this river-view the patrons get to enjoy while having their lunch or dinner (they opened from 10am until 10pm daily, foodandholiday has confirmed about this with them).
One thing we need to emphasize is the awareness of the owner and the staffs of hygiene issue. We noticed that each time the customers leave the table, the staffs will immediately come and clean the table TWICE. Same treatment is applied to the seafood storage room and also the toilets. We have no doubt to tell you, the toilets are clean.
Not long after we were seated, one of the staffs appeared to take our orders. At the same time, the other guy led us to the storage room to have our fish, prawns and crabs weighed.
We are all time big eaters, also the hunger pangs was getting unmanageable at that time too, as the result, we ordered as many as the eyes can see : crabs in 2 types of cooking methods, prawns, grilled fish, grilled eggplant, stir-fry kangkong and fresh coconut. - Fresh coconut was served before the big meal started : Idr. 10,000.-
Next, this was the spread we ordered after 30 mins of waiting : - Grilled Aji-Aji Fish (the most left) : Idr. 127,500. We loved how fresh and thick the flesh was and really, it's grilling spices was the hit. Recommended. - 3 pieces of grilled eggplant : Idr. 10,000/each, very sweet and delicate. Recommended too! - 2 pieces of grilled Stingray : Idr. 27,500/piece. This is not recommended, we felt like eating chicken instead of fish. - A portion of battered fried squid : Idr. 25,000/portion. As expected, very crispy, nicely battered, addictive and cheap. 2 thumbs up! - 2 small portions of stir-fry kangkong (not in the pic) : Rp. 10,000/portion. Cheap, but pretty close to tasteless.
- 1 portion (0.5 kgs) of grilled prawns in butter sauce (Udang Saus Mentega) : Idr. 85,000.- Somehow, it wasn't as delicious as our previous visit, not even passable. The salty level is over 9000! This kind of grilled type didn't go well with the prawns. In this eatery, steamed cooking method is their forte and they get along with it very well.
- 1.6 kgs of crab in black pepper sauce : Idr. 368,000.- Regret to say, this wasn't as delicious as what we expected, far below our expectation. The flesh was indeed thick and fresh, but the sauce couldn't make it palatable.
- 1.1 kgs of steamed crabs : Idr. 231,000.- Shot of the day goes to this steamed crabs! I brought it close to the river to get this melancholic-looking shot. Lol. Came up to our prediction, the crabs' flesh was very very very very fresh, very very very very thick, very very very very juicy and really really really really worth the calories!!! very thick and very veryv very very very very juicy, also really really really really to die for!!! Yes, we are totally biased, but you guys should listen to us. Just look at how biased we were, this pic ratio is bigger than the others. LOL.
So guys! Now you know which is foodandholiday's favorite, which is the second favorite, which is the less favorite and which is not our favorite. Foodandholiday definitely claim that this indulging trip is surely worth the journey, worth the petrol and worth the money!" Rilex Seafood Address : Jln. Pajak Ikan Lama No.84. Ph : 6261-8960341. Tanjung Pura. Operating hours : 10am - 10pm (daily)