My annual pilgrimage to feast on the delectable Shanghai Hairy Crab for the year 2010 has been completed!!
To be honest, I almost forgot that I have not laid my hands on these crustaceans until my cousin came all the way from Singapore and asked me "Wanna go for mou hai (no pun intended) together?" Since Sher Ryn didn't follow us to KL on that weekend, Jenn & I quickly nodded our heads. The image of creamy and orange-ish roe was too much for us to resist.
Making our way to King Crab, the rainy and stormy evening failed to dampen our spirit. The sight of hairy crabs lining up in the cooler was well worth it :) we order 3 crabs.. and less than 10 minutes, they were lined up in front of us!
The waiter would then dissect the crab for us!
The taste of crab roe was as sweet as I remembered! We requested for male crab as the roe (or was it sperm?) was it was creamier and sweeter.
A cup of ginger tea to counter the "cold" effect of eating crabmeat afterwards! It was so good that we asked for a few more cups! LOL
Apart from the hairy crabs, we had other dishes too - starting with the "yin Choi" in superior broth.
Their salted egg squid was burst with flavour and crunchy... sinful but we enjoyed it. One of the better version that I've ever tried in Klang Valley!
Not content with just hairy crabs, we had 1kg of normal crab done is sour & spicy style - this is similar to the famous Singapore Chilly Crab but since both countries tried to stake claims to the right, I guess the best option is to change the name instead of arguing!
The gravy was superb and we requested 2 portion of fried bun to dip into it! We managed to wipe the whole plate clean. The task was definitely easier when Sher Ryn is not around.
Leo's verdict - of course there are other restaurants that offer Shanghai hairy crab such as Dragon-i, Elegant Inn and Pantai Seafood but I still prefer King Crab - maybe because it's nearer to where I live :P So have you had fair share of MOU HAI this year??
103-107, Jalan SS25/2,
Taman Mewah Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7805 3282
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