Seafood is one of my all time favourite food that I can’t live without although seafood especially crabs and prawns will contribute to my already mid to high cholesterol level. So it is no surprise that I venture to the new opening of Kai’s Plato Kota Kemuning outlet located at No. 31G & 33G, Jalan Anggerik Aranda BG 31/BG, Kota Kemuning. 40460 Shah Alam Selangor.
Riding on the success of its flagship outlet, Kai’s Plato Kota Damansara, they have decided to open a new outlet in Kota Kemuning to served their signature dishes to customers of this affluent and growing township.
Unlike your usual seafood restaurant, Kai’s Plato has a “hands and table” concept. No cutlery will be provided and customers will be enjoying their food with both hands. The idea of such interesting concept is to encourage communication and interaction between family and friends. Furthermore, they believe that seafood always tastes nicer when it is eaten using hands!
“Kai” meant ocean in Welsh, which coincidently is the middle name of their chef; while “Plato” is a philosopher but also meant plate by plate at the same time. In short, “Kai’s Plato” means Ocean’s Philosopher. Looking around the restaurant, you’ll see lots of beautiful scallop shells on the walls that are either painted or written with messages by their customers.
Kai’s Plato has a simple menu that consists of simple starters and their signature seafood platter. Depending on the size of your group, Kai’s Plato offers 3 different platters for you to choose from. The platter would be served in a pot with 3-4 tiers with different seafood to be found at each tier.
Deep fried calamari in their signature batter, the Crispy Calamari is a good appetizer or side order to have.
Sandy Crabby is a Fried baby crablets that are coated with salted egg yolks. You will love the crunchy and the savoury taste which is a perfectly paired with a nice glass of wine or cold beer.
Kai’s Chili Mussels
Cajun Fried Shrimp
The seafood Jumbo Platter (6 people) came with a five layer of a steam pot with a total of 11 combinations of seafood. The first three layers have different types of seafood and the bottom layer is the aromatic seafood soup. At Kai’s Plato, they practices “hand and table” dining, so no cutlery would be provided. All you have to do is, use the tongs to pick up the seafood, place it on the table and start digging in with your hands. A bucket will be provided for you to dispose of the seafood shells.
The first layer consists of Fish , Abalone, Oyster , and cabbages. These were intentionally served as the top layer as its’ meat texture is more tender, requires less steaming and easier to eat.
A little bit peeling and de-shelling would be required for the second layer, which consists of Big Clam , Shrimps , Squid, and Bamboo Clam served on a platter of cabbages at the bottom, which is used to encapsulate all the juices from the seafood.
The third layer is the Third Layer : Mussel , Fresh Water Big Head Prawn, and Scallop. Loves the Roe of the big prawns.
The fourth layer is an impressive layout of succulent steamed mud crab, Shell Fish and Slipper Lobster with Sou hoon. Both the crab and slipper lobster have very firm flesh and you could taste the natural sweetness of the seafood.
After all the feasting you can now sit back and enjoy a bowl of aromatic seafood soup that is packed with umami flavours with Angel Hair pasta or Enoki mushroom to savour this seafood enriched broth.
Come September 2016 Kai’s Plato is planning to launch its version of Louisiana seafood boils with four of their signature sauce. Each serving of the seafood is cooked with potatoes , carrots , corns and refillable rice. The first of it is the Pineapple Sauce – our most popular choice.
Garlic Butter sauce – needed some improvement on this sauce.
Sambal Cili Sauce – a little too spicy for us.
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If you are a huge fan of fresh juicy seafood just like me, Kai’s Plato Kota Kemuning Seafood Restaurant is certainly a perfect spot to be. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the fresh seafood served at Kai’s Plato, and don’t forget to leave some wishes or messages before leaving the restaurant.
Kai’s Plato Kota Kemuning Seafood Restaurant Address
No. 31G & 33G, Jalan Anggerik Aranda BG 31/BG, Kota Kemuning. 40460 Shah Alam Selangor