Weng Yin Seafood Village is, unsurprisingly, a big seafood restaurant with a large menu, which also includes a few meat dishes (chicken, beef and deer). It’s on the Port Dickson coastal road. The main area is open and has ceiling fans to keep you cool, while a side room has air conditioning and is popular.
The indoor section has a lot of Chinese decoration and is pretty nice, while the open area seems more budget. The place is really busy, with queues for seating, and the waiting staff – who appear to be an extended family down to 11-year-old grandsons – are rushed off their feet, but do try their best to make sure you have what you want.
The restaurant obviously didn’t have much choice for me, but they made me a plate of vegetarian fried noodles which I enjoyed – a good blend of salty, sour and slight sweetness. My friends pretty much unanimously said the sotong nestum (squid in milky oatmeal batter, similar to calamari) was the best dish with kangkung belacan (it’s like a stringy, more fibrous watercress but with less flavour, cooked with a small amount of shrimp paste) second, the clam soup and baked clams were OK, while the butter crab was disappointing and the oyster omelette was undercooked in parts.
The food then was varied, with some dishes apparently being rather good and others under par. Overall, if you enjoy local fish there is a lot to try here so it’s probably worth a go if you’re in Port Dickson.
Address: KM15.5 (Batu 10), Jalan Pantai, 71050 Port Dickson