I went Batam for a 3D2N trip with 3 others and man, its good to spend money there! With the exchange rate favouring Singapore, spending on food and shopping is cheaper than before! A sad thing was that I lost my camera and could only rely on my friends for photos..
We had dinner at this seafood kelong restaurant which was highly recommended in my online searches. Golden Prawn was outrageously huge, wuth air-condtioned options and even a stage to hold your wedding! The menu all came with pictures which made ordering easy for us and we were shown to an area with large tanks to choose live seafood!
Soy Sauce Crab (1.1kg, IDR170,500 ~ SGD22.70)
Yes I know I said soy sauce, but it looked (and tasted too) exactly like chilli. We even double checked its called soy sauce. We chose a really big crab and the meat was full and succulent. The sauce was a real killer, with crab roe and other seasonings in it, heavenly!
Too bad we didn't have any mantous to go with it, or maybe its because we don't know how to say mantou in Indonesian (Roti, perhaps?) and their command of English wasn't really good either.
Steamed Fish (700gram, IDR98,000 ~ SGD13.00)
Steamed simply in cantonese style, the fish was a pleasure to eat, you can taste the freshness and slightly chewy texture of the fish. This was favoured by the girlfriends, thumbs up!
Standard Zi Char items, but its rather well-done here. Kangkong chilli was abit different from ours, and a special mention for the tofu which they topped with sotong bits instead of minced meat, gave more biting texture.
A&W Waffle Ice Cream (IDR22,000 ~ SGD2.90)
I bet many of you all missed this! Honestly, its nothing spectecular but just a taste of childhood. The set meal of 2 piece chicken, curly fries and root beer float costed SGD5.40 was a good buy too.
With only 30mins ferry ride away, I think I will be going back on a 1 day trip soon for more seafood and curly fries!