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.
Too sweet and enpowering desserts. Super Tanker does a better job in this.
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 : Lot C-G8, C-G7,
Ground Floor, Block C,
Plaza Tanjung Aru,
Jalan Mat Salleh.
Phone : +6088 313399 / 313166 / 225166