PRAWN DYNASTY @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras

With a name like “Prawn Dynasty”, it’s clear what the speciality of this restaurant is. Serving plump fresh udang galah or freshwater prawns, otherwise known as “tai thau hah” in Cantonese, the restaurant sees a steady stream of prawn lovers strolling in. Although open for just a few months, word has already gotten out about the sweet crustaceans served in Prawn Dynasty in this quiet corner of Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras.

At RM39.90 a plate, the freshwater prawns are cooked in more than 20 variety of sauces. You may have a hard time deciding, like we did. In the end, we decided to go with the popular choices of “Kam Heong Lai Yau” (buttermilk sauce), Salted Eggyolk and Black Pepper Prawns. All 3 dishes proved to be worthy winners and if I have to choose a favourite, it has to be the Kam Heong Lai Yau Prawns for its most enticing spicy flavours!

Kam Heong Lai Yau Prawns

Salted Eggyolk Prawns

Black Pepper Prawns

Besides the prawns, the menu also has an extensive listing of other seafood, chicken, pork, tofu and vegetable dishes. If you love steamed fish, please order the divine Orange Roughy Steamed in Ginger & Soya Sauce. Imported from New Zealand, it’s a rather fearsome-looking fish with the smoothest silkiest texture ever and hands-down the best tasting fish I’ve had so far this year!

Orange Roughy in Ginger Soya Sauce (from NZ) RM8.80/100g

I’m a fan of clams and la-la so when I saw “Excited Clams” on the menu, I just had to try it. The clams are cooked in a delightfully fragrant broth, tinged yellow with the addition of butter in it and slices of pork belly give it that extra meaty porky robustness. We slurped up every last drop of that addictive broth.

Excited Clams (RM25/RM40)

Do order some plain rice ready to go with their Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish, the Taiwanese-style 3-Cup Chicken, Crabmeat Tofu and the mis-translated “Saliva Chicken”! No gross saliva in the chicken – it’s just a direct translation from its Cantonese name which means the golden-skinned chicken is salivatingly delicious!

Ham Yue Fa Lam Po (RM25/RM38) – Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish

3-Cup Chicken (RM20/RM38)

Hau Sui Chicken (RM40/RM78) – “Saliva Chicken”

Kam Si Hai Pha Tofu (RM18/RM35) – Crabmeat Tofu

French Beans with Seaweed (RM18/RM30)

What a feast!


26 Jalan 6/91
Taman Shamelin Perkasa
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2856-0765


Opening Hours
Daily: 10.30am to 2.30pm;
5.30pm to 10.30pm

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