The Royal Selangor Yacht Club (RSYC) is no stranger to me. My in-laws were the first food operator of this grand dame, way back many years ago. At that time and until a few years ago, the RSYC was strictly for members only. It’s the oldest and largest yacht club in Malaysia, having been established in 1963. The club is graced by the royal patronage of HRH Sultan of Selangor.
Some of you may be familiar with the prestigious Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, which is organised by the club and it’s the most challenging offshore sailing event in South East Asia. Over the years, the RSYC has gone through many milestones, including a fire which razed the club house in 1992. A new club house was built and completed in 1996.
The good news is that the RSYC Club House is open to the public for dining. The traditional style club house and terrace offer gorgeous river and port views and where boats and yachts are moored at the pontoon area. This lovely ambience is the perfect backdrop for some casual dining at The View Seafood Terrace on a lazy Saturday afternoon as we discovered recently.
Bright airy open spaciousness for your dining pleasure
Chill-out at the bar
How about some al fresco chill-out on a cool evening?
Browsing through the menu, we were tempted by so many of the dishes listed under various categories. Entrées, salads, soups, mains (both local & western items – I heard their burgers are awesome!), pizzas, pasta and desserts clamoured for attention. As we were in Port Klang, seafood won our hearts.
First to arrive was a bowl of piping hot Seafood Tom Yum brimming with prawns, squids, fish fillets and lots of mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. Flavours were well balanced as how a good tom yum should be and we slurped up every drop of it in no time.
We loved this Seafood Tom Yum (RM25)!
Next came Steamed Squids in Lime, Butter Prawns, Sweet Sour Fish and Kam Heong Crabs in quick succession. The squids were really fiery with the generous portion of chilli padi in it and we struggled a bit with the burn. The Butter Prawns were spot-on, easily our favourite for the day. The creamy buttery sauce scented with curry leaves and chilli, clinging to the succulent prawns was very addictive. The crabs were sweet and fresh and I would have preferred to savour them plainly grilled or just lightly steamed but the guys loved the fragrant “kam heong” sauce.
Steamed Squids in Lime (RM20)
Taking a break from the seafood onslaught, we tried the Mutton Varuval, a signature dish by one of their veteran kitchen crew. The dry-style spicy mutton was tender and had totally absorbed all the aromatic goodness of the spices cooked with it.
Mutton Varuval (RM32)
Our choice of vegetables was their Pucuk Paku Belacan, a dish that’s great with white rice.
Pucuk Paku Belacan (RM18)
We couldn’t resist having a pizza as it seemed to be the right kind of food to have when dining with a sea view! Besides, we also knew the kitchen here can dish out some really mean pizzas. The Beef Bolognese Pizza we had proved the point – thin crust, gooey cheese and well-flavoured beef topping.
Beef Bolognese Pizza (RM30)
If you are pressed for time and just want a one-dish meal, there’s a good selection of fried rice and noodles. We had the Fried Beef Noodles and Singapore Hokkien Mee and these were well-executed. The latter was a creation and favourite of Eu-Gene, the man handling the F&B repertoire at the RSYC. Eaten with a squeeze of lime and dollops of sambal belacan, the Singapore Hokkien Mee was polished off quickly.
Fried Beef Noodles Thai-style (RM15)
Desserts were simple… the usual ice-cream, fruits, waffles etc. We tried the Goreng Pisang with Ice Cream and Chocolate Lava and both gave a comforting sweet end to our sumptuous lunch at the RSYC.
Goreng Pisang with Ice Cream (RM8)
The spacious club house provides an ideal venue for weddings, parties and corporate functions, either on the terrace area or in the Kenaga Room. The RSYC catering serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and can provide a wide variety of cuisine customised for group bookings and events.
So the next time you are hankering for a seafood meal in Port Klang and wish to avoid the crowds, the The View Seafood Terrace at the RSYC is just perfect for a spot of cosy dining in a laid-back club environment and with that lovely view, it’s hard to beat! Not only just seafood – like I’ve mentioned, the menu is really very comprehensive! Be it lounging and chilling with some beer and pizza or a full-blown sumptuous meal, this is a venue that’s worth checking out.
THE VIEW Seafood Terrace
The Royal Selangor Yacht Club
42000 Port Klang
Open from 11.00am till midnight daily