Sunday, December 2, 2007

Restaurant King Crab Part 1 @ Taman Mewah Jaya, PJ

I starred. Through my squinted eyes and a bad memory, i tried to gather the scenes when i saw him. He looked vaguely familiar, could it be the cousin i knew? As i approached him, he didnt seem to respond to my presence but at that split second i really thought i knew him.

Then i paused and greeted "Hi, Harry". He looked back and acknowledged with a nod. He didnt seem very please to see me eventhough i got his name correct. Who would blame him anyways? After all, he was on my dining plate.


Meet Harry aka Hairy Crab at RM88 a piece.

Enough of the story writing and firstly i must say, despite being the last food blogger in the blogosphere to savour the cooking from King Crab, the feeling sure feels damn good. No longer do i have to get tortured by evil souls telling me about their multiple orgasms from the seafood feast in King Crab because i can dare say, i have tried also.

This particular dinner was a slightly special one because i lost my virginity; my viriginity to hairy crabs. Since it was suppose to be a very memorable event, the best was served and it had to be the crabs from the famous Yang Cheng Lake. This crab comes with an identification tag which gives you a code to be smsed to a hotline to determine if it came from the waters of the clear water lake. Unfortunately, it is only applicable to China, so best of luck if you try your Maxis line. In order, we get the best deal, it was only logical to compare it to the so call "second best", Harry's cousin from Lake Tai which was certainly not cheap at RM78 a pop.

Definitely a very look alike, no wonder i thought this was Harry, or was that one Harry? Argh! They are all clones of Harry! (Hairy crabs from Tai Wu (Lake Tai; direct translation)

Apparently, it looks cruel and unappetizing to eat but contrary to how disgusting it looks, you are in heaven once you take a sniff of the fragant roe and allow the creamy smooth roe to linger in your taste buds awhile longer. The highlight of this smaller cousin to your usual meatier crabs lie in the bright orange roe that is evident once you split open the crab into two. The meat is also sugar sweet but is not exactly very meaty as you are made to work to cut up the claw and legs.

Beware as the gills and heart was not advised to be put into the mouth as it can get a bit too cooling, imagine winter without a jacket.

The challenge of the night was to determine the difference and why the ultimate title of best Hairy Crab belongs to Yang Cheng Lake but i guess my simplistic taste buds may not had the best of nights. To be honest, both crabs were very good, some said their roes were creamier but mine were equally creamier but the crab from the Yang Cheng Lake had a stronger aroma and at the same time, a thicker stream of roe.

End of the day, the Hairy Crabs were a great delight, an eye opener but if i were to experience tonight dinner again, i think i might save my RM 78 and RM 88 on the other exotic seafood available in the many tanks of King Crab.

So, is that it? Did you just meet Harry? Well obviously, the answer is no. Stay tuned as i post up on the other delights we had, haha man i am evil.

Just in case you cant wait..

Address and contact details:

No: 103-107, Jalan SS25/2
Taman Mewah Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-78082388

Rating: Coming soon..

23 comments:

zewt said...

saw a documentary saying the yang cheng lake is very polluted now? no?

anyway... i tot it's the kin crab as in the one where they catch in europe?

ling239 said...

Harry is so delicious right ? hahahaaa... dun forget that cup of ginger tea ~ ^_^

Nic (KHKL) said...

if the cousin can look so gorgeous, i'm sure harry will look even better...and i hv to wait for part 2 to find out???...wat a teaser! hehe...

Precious Pea said...

I hope all the cuts and bruises caused by the Hairy Crab all cured now ;)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Gotta love Harry. Love love love!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: apparently its the major source of water for shanghai? polluted, i cannot imagine..

which crab you talking about now? haha got european counter part now?

ling239: yes the burning throat sensation..ouch..

nic: err no..its all there hahah..next up is the remaining dishes..

pp: yeap..but i dunno if i want to go through that mental torture now haha..not sure when you will get poked feeling..

ll: haha what about tim? haha

MeiyeN said...

so slurpy.... any idea da promotion till when?

Jun said...

oh thank god u've given me an idea on whr to makan now ;p

Angie Tan said...

Yummmm...

Love the food @ King Crab.... Too bad that I find this a bit scary to eat. (^^)

I'm guessing that the crab is so good that it was just steamed?

daphne said...

gosh. that sounds lovely! argh..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

meiyen: err..the season for male hairy crabs is about now till around end of the month..after that you technically wont get the best..

jun: haha my pleasure..can drag hooi wen when she comes back

angie: i guess so..bcoz i cannot imagine the creamy roe being fried and stir fry..

daphne: it tastes lovely as well!

team bsg said...

harry looks hairy alright , so when comes sally ?
hahaha ( dark deep water oyster with open invite)
no,no not in this LRT plae

yammylicious said...

really so delicious?! not believe!! hmmp.. share some!! =p

Kenny Mah said...

Egads! More crabs! :D

I love that pic of all the twiney crabs all huddled up on the plate, hehe.

Christy said...

Another "hairy" (crab) post!!:D
I am gonna run away from hairy crabs soon:p

Bernsy said...

[Quote] Apparently, it looks cruel and unappetizing to eat but contrary to how disgusting it looks, you are in heaven once you take a sniff of the fragant roe and allow the creamy smooth roe to linger in your taste buds awhile longer. The highlight of this smaller cousin to your usual meatier crabs lie in the bright orange roe that is evident once you split open the crab into two. The meat is also sugar sweet but is not exactly very meaty as you are made to work to cut up the claw and legs. [Unquote]

What else were you describing other than those "Hairy Crabs" you were eating.. lol ? Disgusting la you.. ROFL !!!

Jason said...

Er... I think I forgotten to snap the pic of the roes!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

team bsg: haha sally got eaten up the month before..

yammy: im sure king crab might share some with u..

kennymah: i would have loved it more, if it were all mine!

christy: yeah everyone tat day blogged on sunday nite...on coincidence..

bernsy: whos disgusting?? i never say anything also..

jason: omg!

wenching & esiong said...

Wonder how it tastes like, we haven't try that before. Read good reviews bout this restaurant, hope we can visit this place soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wenching&esiong: haha read part two and see if it tempts you too..

teckiee said...

every blog i go ...all this hairy crab =( ... so sadddd i couldn't make it. the eggs... i want the crab eggs lo

~Christine~Leng said...

harry.. harry.. it looked scary. but i bet it would be delicious since I heart crabs!! haha..

ai wei said...

wat a fantastic meal! tried hairy crab once in shenzhen and i love it. sigh... that was ... 7yrs ago... aiks...

miss it soooooo much now