I would really like to know how many kilograms of crabs are consume every week. This double lot restaurant (plus upstairs and alfresco) could easily fit 50-70 tables. Just 2 rows of shophouse and tucked inside a sleepy a sprawling housing estate. It is very near to Desa Parkcity and not too far from Tmn Sri Sinar, Segambut, Mont Kiara and Sri Damansara. This time I made sure I got the route right following the last misadventure.
The Saturday night was muggy but we managed to get into the air-con section. It was packed to the brim by 8:20 pm when we got our table. Our expectations were heightened seeing the various styles of cooking crabs adorning part of the wall. Salivating somewhat and relishing a good meal we don't mind waiting which comes with a full house restaurant. I predicted the food will arrive in 30 minutes and my son 45 minutes. I am more optimistic due to conditioning from the nature of my work while my son has my darker side. Still both of us were wrong. It took 65 minutes for the crabs to arrive. Crap!
We were warned a minimum of 2 crabs will be served per style of cooking with a combined weight of at least 1.2-1.3 kg. They were calling the shots and we have to take it or leave it. We got their top-seller, Creamy Butter Crab. It looked really creamy so I decided that we get something thin on sauce to complement. Black Stout Crabs it was. That set us back RM117.00 excluding 5% government tax. Other dishes and drinks were not in yet.
Black Stout Crabs. Sticky, thin and sweet caramelized layer of sauce. The crustacean were sectioned and dipped fried lightly before the wok cooking to coat it with the sauce. I found the taste unique and earthy. It's sticky sweetness but not exactly in my list when I am there next. I will go for steamed savoury ones.
The Creamy Butter Crabs were ordered for their creamy sauce as we wanted to have mantou instead of rice. It was really good wiping the creamy sauce off the plate and crabs with the mantou. The creamy and gummy sauce has quick diminishing returns in taste as we got 'jelat' pretty quick. The 1.3 kg worth of crabs were too much for us to eat. The next round I will try meehoon or vermicelli with Fried Crabs. And without the sweet mantou. Kind of not of the right match. Carbs and Crabs!
From eating both plates of crabs I realised that two small sections of the crabs were bruised from one of the legs to the side of the body rendering the meat there soft and soggy. Any bigger damage will spoil my meal.
The mantou was not oily with a crispy crust and fluffy dough. Round up the meal with Young French Beans.