Love seafood? Seafood dining in restaurants can be rather astronomical but here’s one place you can enjoy delicious seafood without burning a huge hole in the pocket.
Nong&Jimmy, Seafood Restaurant.
Pricing is pretty transparent and the current market price per gram of seafood is displayed at the whiteboard for customers’ reference.
Seafood produce are fresh from the sea and the amount is rather limited, so I would advice you to be quick to grab your choice of seafood produce to be cooked to your liking.
All seafood produce are priced in kilograms except for cockles which was priced per plate.
Fresh cockles, ready to be prepared to your liking.
Seafood being grilled
Fresh BBQ crabs
Also spotted in the vicinity of the restaurant is a You Tiao stall manned by two middle age ladies. According go the regular patrons here, the Yu Tiao is freshly prepared upon order and is a must try dish whenever you dine here.
Here’s some dishes that we managed to try the other day; Mango Salad, Prawn Cakes,Seafood Fried Rice, Seafood Tomyam, Grilled Stingray, Steamed Seabass, Sweet Sour and Spicy Seabass, Butter Prawns, BBQ Crab, Black Pepper Crab, BBQ Squid and Mini You Tiao.
Prawn Cakes RM15 (small) / RM30 (big). The prawn cakes was absolutely divine. It was adeptly fried and was bursting with flavours. Chunks of prawn meat can be easily found in each of it so this is the real deal. I would suggest you to go easy on this though, as Nong&Jimmy have plenty more to offer and you might want to save space for other irresistible delicacies.
Mango Salad /Kerabu Mangga RM12 per plate. Shredded unripened mangoes mixed with assorted chillies, crushed peanuts, fish sauce and topped with sweetened squid crackers. This is a typical Thai appetizer. This one is a watered down version though. I find it rather mild to my liking but it is appetizing nevertheless.
Seafood Fried Rice RM6 per pax. Very simple egg and shrimp fried rice. The fried rice has enough wok aroma but not overly overwhelming on the taste. You could still taste the sweetness of the seafood ingredients in it, so for those who can’t go without rice in their meals, you might want to give this a go.
Tom Yum Soup RM15 (small)/ RM30 (big). A forewarning: The Tomyam Soup is not for the fainthearted. While it was generous with seafood ingredients, it was flamingly spicy. If you can’t take spicy food, then I would seriously suggest you to tell the chef to go easy on the chillies upon ordering. I’ve always been a fan of tomyam, unfortunately this was way out of my league. It was really rich and no nonsense kind of Tomyam Soup, though. Certainly will be going back for more, but a milder version, that is.
BBQ Stingray RM20. Perfectly grilled and very flavourful. The meat was still tender and quite juicy on the palate. I usually prefer my BBQ Stingray done with banana leaf wrap instead of aluminium foil wrap, but these are not too shabby.
Butter Prawns RM44 per /500grams. The prawns are fresh and done on a sweet note. I wouldn’t exactly recommend the prawns done in butter style if you want to really enjoy the original sweetness and freshness of the prawn. Plainly steamed would be better but the dish is quite addictive and quite a treat.
BBQ Squid RM12 per plate. Served with a side of homemade Thai chilli sauce, the sliced BBQ squid looked rather unappetizing and plain. But please don’t be fooled by it’s unappealing presentation. The squid retains it’s original oceanic flavour, not overly chewy and is absolutely mouthwatering. Highly recommended and one of my personal favourite that night.
Thai Style Steamed Fish RM40. I’m definitely not a fan of steamed fish. I usually prefer crispily fried ones over steamed fishes but this one was tantalizing and delicious enough to make me go for second helping. Prepared simply with Thai chilli sauces but it was really tasty.
Thai Style Fried Fish RM40. Looks inviting, no? I did not manage to try this as it was gone the minute it was placed on the table. Hence, I can’t comment much but judging from how the rest at the table attacked the fish with fervour, I guess this dish was really amazing.
Grilled Crabs RM70/per kg. Grilled and not steamed, the crab meat still retain it’s freshness and juiciness.
Black Pepper Crabs RM70 per kg. Flavourful and sensational. Personally, I would recommend this black pepper crabs over the grilled crabs.
Last but not least is the Mini You Tiao served with a side of rich, homemade coconut jam. This can be taken as both dessert or starter but because the nature of this dish is rather sweet, I prefer it as desserts instead of starter. The dish is lovely and definitely for those who have sweet tooth. My son love these to bits and I’ll be sure to order more than just one plate in my next visit.
This modest restaurant is located in Taman Cahaya Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Getting there with public transport can be quite tricky but it is pretty much easy to reach if you are driving. I would advise you not to not expect much from the ambiance. This is not exactly the kind of place where you can have a romantic dinner, but a place strictly for seafood indulgence. Foodies who appreciates good Thai style seafood will most likely love this place.
Early booking and reservation is recommended as the place tend to be crowded with diners.
Nong & Jimmy Thai Seafood BBQ
Lot 27363, Jalan Cahaya 1,
Ampang Selangor, 68000
Business Hours : 6pm -11.00pm (Closed on Monday)