Saturday, August 5, 2017

Crazy Crabs, Oasis Ara Damansara

Taste buds gone haywire, the need for crabs has to be satisfied. This was our 2nd trip here but we have not gone for their signature crabs dishes yet. They tried to introduced the RM138/kg crabs to us. We were in no mood. Just local mud crabs will do. Either 700gm or 900gm sizes at RM108/kg. We took the bigger one. Should be better value for money as there would be more meat than shell, weight - wise.

We wanted a full complement. Too bad baby octopus was not in the market. So was spicy see hum (blood cockles). We finalised the order - spicy crabs, lala meeholn and otak otak omelette.

The Meehoon Lala was a popular choice for me as both the seafood and the carbohydrate medium were my favourites. How do they match up. Taste was up to mark. Will order again but may try others. The reason is the lala was not really up to it in this noodle dish. Too dry, few and small. I guess it's hard to control the fire not to overcook them.

And the last dish is the otak otak omelette. The taste again was here but the otak otak is not so discernible. But then no complains we are getting ready for the crab dish and visually its so appealing and appetising.

The spicy crab came with tons of gravy. Kudos to the chef. Generous amount of chilis, onions and garlic and other herbs and spices. A beautiful and tasty dish. A must order. Make sure you have plenty of friends and family to share. The crab was super fresh. Yes, just one at 900gm. I avoided the gravy as the meat in itself tasty good in itself.

I did something that not often one can try. I scoop up the gravy and drank it soup. There was enough body to feel as though one was having a hearty dish. And then I have a secret weapon. The mantou we ordered was so good to do the mopped up exercise.  It was what it should be. Crisp outside and fluffy inside. All good meal has to come to an end. In the end we couldn't do the DBKL job. Lots of gravy left behind. But then we were so full and contented. Another day....

Oasis Square, Oasis Ara Damansara,, 2, Jalan PJU 1a/22, SS7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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