Wednesday, January 14, 2009

RM18/kg Crabs - Tak Fok Seafood Restaurant, Aman Puri, Kepong

It was a weekday and by the time we arrived it was 8:40pm. There was no line and tables alfresco and inside was available. Except for the air-conditioning, this place is a really like our regular 'tai chow' coffee shop. Food took just 10 minutes to arrive. Some MSG.

Address: 2 - 2A, Jalan Desa 1/3, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong
Tel: 0362723346

Appetizer and some basic 'kah chang' all ready to tackle the crabs, the star of this restaurant.
Deep-fried mantou. A sheen of oil on the surface but did not feel oily when eaten. Skin was crispy and the inside is soft and smells like a freshly cook pastry - 7/10.Butter cheese crabs - 6/10. Though smelt fresh the meat was not firm enough. For RM18/kg expect some smaller size crabs mixed with some medium ones. Those who do not like cheese skip this style as the cheese smell was strong. However, the sauces were thick and plentiful and that's where the mantou came in.
Salted-egg style. It was well coated. Complement the crab meat as it is rather bland, save the fresh crabby smell which indicates freshness - 7/10.
Marmite Pork Ribs. A bit chewy. Not the best cut and quality - 6/10.Fresh, crunchy and a good dish to round up the meal - 7/10.

8 comments:

Tummythoz said...

The shop front looks like a place we had to wait for almost an hour to get a table. Then again, that place was in Bandar Seri Damansara.

Alex said...

I like the butter cheese crabs. the gravy is nice to eat with the mantao :)

-vkeong

worldwindows said...

TT... I think its the same one. The queue during weekends is terrible. Aman Puri is adjacent to Sri Damansara Sections 1-5.

Alex... The gravy is good for mantou. Its not surprising that mantou is ordered alongside this dish.

cocoadeluxe said...

I get crazy when I see crabs.... either way to cook them, I just love to eat them...

550ml jar of faith said...

Salted egg is really the only way I prefer my crabs... not much use of the mantao but I sure could eat them on their own, without any gravy!

worldwindows said...

CCDL... the crab fan club?

550mljof... salted egg with crabs, prawns, squid yummy all the way.

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow.. so difft preparation crabs had difft ratings... for me , the best sorta crab is plain steam! taste the essence of the roe and know that this world is a better place!

worldwindows said...

Steam and BBQ (actually steamed in crabs' natural juices!) are my favourites too but need big and 'wild' ones for succulent flesh.