Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Restaurant King Crab Part 2 @ Taman Mewah, Petaling Jaya

After Harry, apparently comes Sally. Apparently the twist starts and a new story begins. The scene is familiar, ar yes, in King Crab. A rough looking fellow with a unmistakenly heavy accent blurts "How ya mate?" before he slumps in front of us. Whether he just suffered from a heart attack or passed out from the heavy stench of alcohol is anyone's guess. Now the only thing that was technically correct is the australian accent and the slumping infront of us, yes, i was struggling very hard to get some attention.

The RM450 lobster that hails from the same place that i studied at, South Australia. Weighing at 1.5 kgs, it wasnt going to be a heavy weight but definitely a good enough middle weight boxer with his meaty transparent flesh that was going to send me to dream land with every bite.

What else to do with the head that weighs almost half the weight of the whole crustacean? Chop it up and make superior stock and then cook it in yee mee. What we got was a very strong lobster flavour in every bite of noodles despite the plate filled with empty shell pieces and wet soggy noodles.

My name is Ham, Ham Dan Sotong. As cool and palatable as James Bond to the girls, the fragant salted egg coating was done perfectly that deserved the title of "most famous dish" in King Crab. The only let down was the squid could have been crunchier hinting that the freshest wasnt available. (RM20++)

You looking at me? Flower crabs steamed with egg white. Apparently, I was hooked by the term "Butter crabs" but due to the floggers concern of my health, a healthier version was served. Since this was halal, even better. The crab was fresh and sweet, the egg even sweeter as it had absorbed all the freshness as well. This dish didnt come cheap at around RM60++.

To end off a very guilt laden dinner, some vegetables, stir fry and fresh ones to be dipped in the hotpot that was abandoned when everyone decided to eat their lobster sashimi style.

Final verdict: Another very strong 4 stars out of 5 stars. Though beware, weekends are crowded especially during 7.30-8.30 so quality tend to drop eventhough stricter quality controls are being put into place. I am awaiting for their job offer to test their food hahaha during the weekends. Famous dishes such as the Ham Dan Sotong are not to be missed and I am definitely dragging people along with me to try their Pork Ribs and Butter Crabs. (Not halal).


13 comments:

sc said...

that's loads of seafood dude! start exercising soon! hehe

Nic (KHKL) said...

did i read wrongly? a tasting job offer? where can i get an application form? haha! just the yee mee pic is making me salivate...at 12.45 am!

ekeng said...

Wow...lobster sashimi..but it's a bit pricey..

daphne said...

gosh. I once had this bitter gourd egg yolk coated deep fried.. the sotong version looks good...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: yeah i shall walk to king crab the next round..

nic: yeah in my dreams actually..

ekeng:quite..at 298++ a kg..

daphne: i know wat u r talking abt!..its damn good also tat way

ling239 said...

i like the salted egg sotong too... but if the sotong is not fresh then minus points lor ~ XD

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: haha its a firm favourite i tell u..

Bernsy said...

woot , 4 / 5 stars, is that a first ?
That kinda rating for a restaurant doesn't come by every other day...

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

Wah Joe! You and Ling also very sek tuck sik hor~ you are hilton lover also? like ling hahaha....

wmw said...

Yes, it was indeed a memorable and lovely mea1!

wenching & esiong said...

Seems like you had a really nice meal! 4 of out 5, I think this should be really good! I wanna try the lobster out! But it's kinda expensive.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bernsy: haha i very cheng chai 1 la..

alvin: haha i rarely go to hilton, infact never!

wmw: i know..the round table taking turns haha

w&e: the lobster? not an everyday thing..infact even a yearly thing is steep!

leo said...

me like king crab... usual dinner joint enroute home from work heheeh

let me know when you are heading there again will want to join you..

and hello from abu dhabi airport lounge, 8hr bloody transit enroute to doha..