November 1, 2010

This brightly lit, modestly furnished restaurant _ which specializes in seafood _ is the latest addition to Terrace at Hock Choon's slowly expanding family.

At first glance, Nordsee's one-page menu might seem a bit too basic, but everything we tried was expertly prepared and easy on the wallet. The prawn salad was a relative bargain at 12 ringgit: a light, refreshingly cold starter, featuring plump crustaceans soaked in garlic aioli.

Tasmanian salmon cakes with remoulade sauce, also RM12. Pleasantly moist and crumbly, without any trace of excess oil.

Seafood vol au vent (RM28). Absolutely addictive; mussels, prawns & fish, swimming in a creamy sauce that we merrily soaked up with the buttery, flaky puff pastry.

Herb-crusted butter fish (RM30). A hearty, succulent slab of flavorsome fish in a recipe that tasted reassuringly healthy and nutritionally balanced.

Prosecco, the perfect fit for seafood (more so than white wine, sometimes). Note that steaks are also available for anyone seeking to steer clear of the ocean's bounty.

Nordsee Bistro,
Terrace at Hock Choon, Off Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 4256-3886
Closed Sundays.