Friday, October 27, 2006

Crabs @ King Crab, Taman Mewah Jaya, Petaling Jaya



Last night, we all went "crabby" to celebrate my friend's birthday. Excellent choice which came highly recommended by my friend, MY who is the crab specialist. She ordered all the dishes hence I'm totally clueless about what they are all and their prices. It was a big affair as my friend's parents also came along to celebrate their daughter's birthday plus MY brought her two adorable kids.

We ordered two crab varieties - Thai barbeque and salted egg yolk. The barbeque variety got everyone's thumbs up as the crabmeat was sweet and fresh tasting. You don't really need the Thai sauce to complement it as it's perfect on it's own.



Malaysians love crabs cooked in different styles whether it's sweet black tasting Marmite, spicy and fragrant Kum Heong or with lots of Sweet and Sour sauce. This variety of crabs that is fried with salted egg yolk was pretty good too. I liked how the salted egg yolks coated the crabs. However the taste doesn't really get absorbed into the crab meat as it's only on the outside part.



My friend also ordered grilled lamb shoulder which was tender. Since there was no mint sauce, I used the Thai sauce with green chillies and it was a great combination.



For the small and big kids in all of us, we had fried chicken with crispy skin and meatballs. This was served with a small portion of sliced century eggs and ginger.



We had two vegetable dishes - this yummy sambal fried four angle beans and tender baby french beans. Didn't manage to snap the french beans as my hands were all full of crab shells.

Even after our meal of crabs were finished off with a plate of refreshing and healthy fruit, we were already planning our next crab meal. The damage for the night was RM256 for 9 of us including two kids. Not sure if this is expensive but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. By the way, if you love hairy crabs, tis' the season now. The restaurant serves them at RM38 per kg.

Restoren King Crab
No. 103 - 107, Jalan SS25/2
Taman Mewah Jaya
Petaling Jaya

Tel No: 03 - 7808 2388

( You can't miss the huge signboard of crab if you travel down the LDP from Puchong towards Damansara. It's right across the Kelana Jaya LRT Station. The owner of this restaurant also owns Pathlab and Marco's Pizza on the same row of shophouses.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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8 comments:

Tummythoz said...

I wanna go crabby too!

666 said...

im going tru this blog at work & theres another hr or so to go before i get off. Im getting big time cravings for the dishes here...

flymeng said...

The picture of kacang botol looks delicious. I managed to buy some from Vietnamese flea market last weekend. I cooked them with belacan/chilli/dried shrimp. I like them medium cooked and still crunchy. I grew them when I was a kid and they crawled up the wall. The Malays eat them raw. The fried chicken looks good. I hope you had a nice long holidays.

gazard said...

I passed by this restaurant everytime i back from office. Yet I haven't try the crab there. Salted eye yolk crab tastes so-so only, when I tried it in Kuala Selangor.

babe_kl said...

sighhh i hardly ever get to eat crabs since hubby find it too much of a hassle to eat them :( how sad! my dad loves crabs though but need to cut down due to his age. hopefully i get to try this place some time

Joan Chew said...

omg!!!!! king crab rawks!!!

u should have ordered their famous butter crab baked in claypot and served with crispy mantau! damn nice! =P

boo_licious said...

tummythoz - Go next weekend? Remember to bring a crowd of people as it tastes nicer with lots of friends and family to share.

666 - incentive for you to leave work early and go eat dinner.

flymeng - thxs! I love kacang botol too.

gazard - yeah, no one can miss this place with their huge billboards.

babe - we don't usually eat crabs too as bf finds them too troublesome to eat.

joan - thxs for the tip. Will give that a try the next time we are there.

Abeer said...

hi.. just wanted to inquire: is it halal? if not, do you know any seafood restaurants that are halal yet affordable for a university student?

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