22 January 2015

Equatorial Restaurant @ Tanjung Aru Plaza, Kota Kinabalu

Equatorial restaurant started off in Sandakan and has made its way to Kota Kinabalu many years ago. Although lots of people say its good, I find this trip disappointing especially if you are planning to order moderate-priced food. Although they say the premium ingredients dishes tasted far better, I find Equatorial concept is mostly on lightly seasoned cooking which embelishes a healthy flavour to it. 

Spinach Stew with Century Eggs and Salted Duck Eggs (RM 25)
 The saltiness of the ducks eggs seems to permeate in the spinach stews that is lightly flavoured.

Salted Steamed Chicken (RM 75)
A simple chicken tasting dish for me.

Beancurd with Oyster Sauce (RM 12)
 Simple, bland, lightly seasoned homemade tofu. Bleh

Teochew Steamed Pomfret (RM 112)
 As compared to the Teochew style fish in KL, this dish seems more bland and has a little sourness and saltiness to it.

Pork Belly with Salted Fish (RM 25)
 A so-so pork belly dish served in a pot topped with salted fish bits.

Complimentary Desserts
Too sweet and enpowering desserts. Super Tanker does a better job in this.

Equatorial Restaurant
My verdict? People say is good here but I find it otherwise in this trip. For such bill amount, I rather head to other seafood restaurants. Maybe the dishes I ordered was unlucky or I seem to loved strong flavour food. I guess higher premium dishes should perform better in this restaurant. Their interior deco seems a little tacky as I feel stuck in the 2000's era of design. 

This post is solely based on my own opinion

Address:

Equatorial Restaurant
Address : Lot C-G8, C-G7,
Ground Floor, Block C,
Plaza Tanjung Aru,
Jalan Mat Salleh.
Sabah, Malaysia.
Phone : +6088 313399 / 313166 / 225166