I was in Batam for a short 3D2N trip! I stayed at Turi Beach Resort, which is pretty much the outskirt area, far from the town.
Batam is famous for their cheap and fresh seafood, so we had to try some for dinner! The nearest seafood restaurant to our resort was Rezeki Live Seafood.
Fresh steamed scallops, 500g
It wasn’t enough. This was so good!
Butter garlic prawns 500g. These were frozen prawns not fresh ones so it didn’t taste that good.
Balanchan chilli crab 500g
Butter crab 500g
Avocado juice – an Indonesian specialty
Coconut, which was huge and cost like $1
And not photographed was the best dish – Hong Kong style steamed seabass! The fish was SO GOOD! It was fresh, tender, and melted in my mouth.
There was kang kong too.
The total cost of the meal was around $18 per pax.
For the second day, we took a one way ‘taxi’ to Nagoya Hill Mall and had A&W for lunch, which sucked. It costs round $4.50 for my waffle and milkshake which was a disappointment.
The waffles were bland and the texture wasn’t good.
For dinner, we had Ayam Penyet at Ayam Penyet Ria in Nagoya Hill Mall.
Avocado shake, again.
It cost $4.50 in total for Ayam Penyet, rice and an avocado shake. It was definitely cheaper than the franchise restaurant in Singapore.
We bought donuts from J Co before heading back to the resort! Each donut cost like $0.70 each when bought in a dozen!
The highlight of the day was the avocado donut – the green ones on the top row. They were great!!! The other one which was mine was the green tea with almond flakes. Yummy too!!!!! I don’t think they have those in Singapore. They really should consider!
On the last day, we returned to Rezeki Live Seafood for lunch!
It’s a Kelong style restaurant.
AMAZING fried calamari. The taste has been etched in my mind forever. We had a second plate of this.
Sweet potato leaf
Snapper steamed Hong Kong style 700g
It was not as outstanding as the seabass we had on the first day.
The prawns were fresh not frozen! Steamed prawns 500g
The lunch cost $13.50/ pax
For the seafood and donuts alone, it’s enough to make me want to return to Batam for another cheap getaway! Such prices are nonexistent in Singapore.