Some of my colleagues read my blog and one day, they decided to go and try the heavenly crabs that I blogged about before here. Coincidentally, one of them had never eaten crabs before! What better way to give him a good first impression on crabs, eh? So, off we went to King Crab for lunch one afternoon, seated in the restaurant that was yellow in theme.
The yellow interior of King Crab
They left all the ordering to me, so I ordered a plate of Spinach in superior soup (seong tong yin choy), which was served with very young and green spinach. Some restaurants tend to overcook the spinach in this dish but I was glad to find this to be cooked perfectly. The soup was full of flavour and the spinach was soft and tender.
Spinach in Superior Soup (RM15)
I also ordered a plate of chicken in case the first-timer couldn’t take the taste of crabs. The Thai style Chicken was a hit with everyone! The chicken was deep fried first and flavoured with lots of mango on top, making it so very appetizing.
Thai Style Chicken (RM15)
But of course, we’re in King Crab! Of course we had to order crabs! The 4 of us had 2 kg of crabs – the first kg was done in Dried Chilli (Kam Heong) style. This came in a strong, aromatic fragrant which was garlicky and spicy. Best of all, the savoury and spicy taste was so appetizing that my colleagues had to order some rice to go with them. Not to forget was the size of the crabs! A single kg gave us two huge and meaty crabs that went so well with the flavourful gravy.
Dried Chilli Crab “Kam Heong” (RM45/kg)
I also ordered 2 rolls of fried man tou or bread roll, because I knew that one wouldn’t be enough. And I was right!
Fried man tou (RM3/pc)
The fried man tou was ordered especially for the next kg of crab – Clay pot crabs baked in creamy butter sauce! I actually ordered this before in my previous visit, and my colleagues who saw what I wrote about these crabs (Heaven on earth, to be precise), insisted that they should order this. And guess what? They experienced Heaven on Earth too. *LOL*
Clay pot crabs baked in creamy butter sauce (RM45/kg)
I asked them to dip the deep fried hot man tou into the creamy and buttery sauce and the look on their faces were priceless!
Creamy butter crabs = RM45,
Man tou = RM3,
Satisfied orgasmic look on face = priceless.
*LOL* OK pardon me. But it was amazing seeing how they reacted to the crabs, which was exactly how I felt when I first ate it. Thankfully, the crabs still gave me the same effect during my second try. I thought I didn’t like butter but this was just too good! The crabs (we had local crabs) were huge and meaty, and were perfect with the creamy gravy.
2 huge crabs
This was definitely a melting pot of goodness begging to be eaten. Look at the size of the claw!
As expected, all of us were satiated and full to the brim. It was definitely one good and satisfying lunch that we would remember for a long time.
King Crab Restaurant, opposite Kelana Jaya LRT station
Restoran King Crab (Opposite Kelana Jaya LRT Station)
No. 103-107, Jalan SS25/2,
Taman Mewah Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Contact no.: +603 7803 6999
Business Hours: 11am – 230pm | 6pm – 1030pm