Monday, December 20, 2010

King Crab @ Kelana Jaya PJ

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??

King Crab
103-107, Jalan SS25/2,
Taman Mewah Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.113488,101.603462
Tel: 03-7805 3282

1) I'm not paid to promote/endorse any particular event, restaurant or person in this blog. ALL are based on my unbiased personal opinion.
2) My reviews are based on my personal taste and preference and therefore may vary for others.


J said...

WOooooooiiii. You come so near my house and you never call me out to eat? >_<

Sean said...

arrghh! i missed the hairy crab season this year! so this means i have to wait another 10 months, right?

J2Kfm said...

Not Dai Jap Hai meh?!! Haha ... kinda obscene to be calling the crabs that.

But anyway, nope. No luck with hairy crabs this year.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The both of you ate that much crabs?! *salute*

thule a.k.a leo said...

J - LOL! Kinda last minute decision.. my cousin fr S'pore :P

Sean - no lah... still got!! Call up the restaurants that serve hairy crab

j2kfm - lol! mou hai mou hai mou hai! I prefer this name :P it's still available by the way

bangsar babe - 3 of us actually :)

iamthewitch said...

I love King Crabs' crabs! Haven't tried the Hairy crabs from there but had them in another restaurant. Don't really fancy eating roes though! Probably due to the subconscious warning me about the cholesterol :P Prefer the normal crabs with meat more! Hehe

Hayley said...

Hai there, thanks for dropping by my blog earlier on!
The crabs look yummy! I'm always a crab lover :)
Have a nice day~

jason said...

No crabs for me this year... malas lah :p

thule a.k.a leo said...

iamthewitch - well, once a year isn't too much right??? I love normal crabs too but hairy crab is something to indulge once in a year...

hayley - not only look yummy.. taste as yummy too!

jason - budak malas :P

Wilson Ng said...

Well, I love crabs. This place is so popular but I haven't go there to try yet. Just wondering, is it expensive to dine there?

thule a.k.a leo said...

no lah :) normal!

UnkaLeong said...

Man...Next time you go call me. Have not been there in a while ;)

eiling lim said...

ooh i just love the mitten crabs! Lucky we only get this once a year or else there will be a cholesterol overdose!

Life for Beginners said...

Crabs ahoy! :D

May you and all your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year filled with love and joy...

Hugs from Devil & Kenny :)

babe_kl said...

Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderfully delicious new year ahead!

Wilson Ng said...

Merry Xmas!

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh.. i love these.. but so much work for something so small. luckily its done for you eh;)