9.247 Chili Lobster

9.247

9 (Sun) September 2018

Chili Lobster

2.5

at Welcome Seafood Restaurant

(Jalan Asia City)

-Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia-

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Mission to Malaysia, Day 1.

In Kota Kinabalu.   At the 50th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium on Public Health, here to participate in a pre-event consultation to discuss the development of a surveillance platform for International Health Regulations.

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The restaurant was enormous, spanning several blocks.

Welcome Seafood Restaurant is a Malaysian restaurant.  Specializes in live seafood, sold by weight, made to order in a variety of Malaysian/Chinese styles.

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Mix of tourists and locals.
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I always feel like I’m getting seated in a corner.
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While food in Malaysia is generally quite cheap, prices here for certain items were clearly driven by tourist demand (e.g., medium lobster at MYR 260 = USD 62 per kg).
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Perhaps the widest selection of seafood that I’ve ever seen.
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The most lobsters that I’ve ever seen in one place.

The food was okay.

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Deep-Fried Soft Shell Crab (2.5)
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Baby Lettuce with Garlic (3.0)
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Mixed Seafood Fried Rice (3.0)
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Chili Lobster (2.5): should’ve splurged on a bigger lobster, this smallish one turned out to be more like a big shrimp.

Anyway, the meal was fun overall.

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