Batam – 3rd Trip: Wey Wey Live Seafood
We managed to get the massage palour to arrange for transport to take our group to Harbour Bay where there is a row of seafood restaurants stretched out into the sea. It was the first time we were there and we didn’t know what to expect. We walked into one of the 2 Wey Wey Live Seafood restaurants, one situated at each end of the stretch of restaurants. Wey Wey 2 was the one we walked into.
It was crowded at 7pm and due to the size of our group, we were split into 3 tables, one of the tables for drinkers only. We ordered our food separately and had to wait a long time to be served. There was a Chinese man who oversaw the operation at the restaurant and a few times we had to engage his help to check on our orders and when we were given the wrong dish, to change the dish.
We had shellfish (gong-gong) which was very fresh. The chicken dish we ordered was supposed to be Mongolia Chicken (don’t ask me what it is cos I still don’t know) but we were given salted egg chicken instead. As we didn’t know what Mongolia Chicken was supposed to taste like we dug into the dish until only one drumlet was left before we decided to ask the server if it was the right dish. We were given a replacement despite the fact that we had almost finished the whole dish.
The cereal prawn was normal, nothing to shout about. Dou miao (pea shoot) was nice and fresh. Teppan (hotplate) beancurd with egg was normal. Can’t remember if the squid was buttered or salted egg but it was good. The last dish of prawns (can’t remember what we ordered) didn’t look good on picture but the prawns were fresh. Overall, the seafood was very fresh and the price was cheap, at S$10+ per person. The watermelon was complimentary.
The only complaint I have of this place is the stench coming from the debris collected on the shore. The plus point apart from fresh seafood and cheap prices is the free wifi, although it was quite difficult to get a connection because many people were using it. But then weren’t we supposed to be eating and bonding instead of surfing or playing games on our phones?