Posts Tagged ‘crab’

The last time we came here, the place was sold out. This time we were here a lot earlier. It was DL’s 3rd attempt though, after 2 failures.

While waiting for DL to park his car and order for food, these are the eye candies from the place.

... Old Master Q (老夫子) as mural for the washrooms. Classic!


... wine rack? Not really, but rather empty bottles.


... instead of leaving business cards, they keep umbrellas.

Now, the good stuff begins…

... zhup fan? This was nice, the taste was just right.


... pot of gold, basically formed with seafood of various species.


... I call this the mommy's fried egg.


... finally, a dish which the place was meant for, BBQ grilled lamb.


... it looked like a slice from a roasted duck.


... the leftover soup from pot of seafood was turned into a vegetable mushrooms soup.

And all good stuffs come at a price…

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... vegetable.


... stir fried vermicelli with little clams.


... squids cooked in 2 flavours. Deep fried squids and my favourite fried little squids.


... 2 XL sized crabs cooked in 2 flavours.

Rating: 8/10

This is the place that I’ve been wanting to come very often, and at the same time, would like to introduce it to my fellow friends and colleagues. Because this is a seafood place that worth every penny. This time around, I brought along ALGJ and MSF. MSF said she wouldn’t have join us if it wasn’t for my birthday celebration. It was because Jinjang is just so far away from our office. The time we took to reach here was more than 1 hour, due to the after office hours jam.

As usual, the fried little squids that I won’t miss, while MSF said she has been craving for crabs all this long. Hence we ordered 2 XL sized crabs. A sweet and sour flavour and baked style. The crabs were magnificent because the size of the pincers were about the size of my palm. Sweet and sour flavoured crab was not a simple dish to make. So far, I haven’t had a good sweet and sour crab in KV before. The last best one was from my home town, which I think the place has closed down. Now, I have finally found a sweet and sour crab which I could put in my mouth. Not that I’m biased, but it was really good. As for the baked crab, it was very salty though, similar to what I had in Seremban.

Fortunately, both of them were quite satisfied with the food and find that the bill was reasonable. Before we left the place, MSF said she has to come again for crabs next time. Generally, all the food we had for the evening were quite good. This place has never disappoint me so far.

... mangoes sold by an Ah Neh.


... Sze Chuan style stir fried baby lettuce.


... my favourite and must have, fried little squids.


... these ugly beancurd was recommended by the staff there. Made with bamboo carbon.


... Chinese style clam chowder in claypot.


... the inside of the ugly beancurd. It's black even on the inside.


... 2 "ekor" of steamed crab. The pincers were almost as big as my palm.


... got the staff there to cut opened the mangoes that we bought earlier.

Rating: 7/10

Aside learning that there’s actually belacan style baby lettuce, now I realised that baby lettuce can be cooked in Sze Chuan style. It not surprising to find this out if it’s coming from Long Grilled Fish Seafood, because this place is known to have variety of choices on, or off their menu. Unfortunately, as I had high hopes on this Sze Chuan style vege, it turns out the belacan style was still better. Perhaps Sze Chuan style just wasn’t suited for me that much, but it was still good though.

As for the fried little squids, I need not say much. Just read from here:
2008-04-06 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara
2009-05-28 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara

We were introduced this charcoal bean curd. The lady call it the “醜樣豆腐” (ugly bean curd). Aside from the appearance, it tasted pretty much the same, if not exactly the same as ordinary bean curd. The style was pretty normal, tasted quite nice though. The clam soup was our first try. Nothing much to praise about it. I guess Lala Chong’s name is not there for show.

The crabs were exceptionally good. Aside from the giant size, they were quite fresh and the meat don’t stick to the shell as you pull it out. The soup underneath has some wine taste to it, which actually tasted not bad. Though I’d prefer crabs with more crab roe in it. Our dinner ended with the mangoes that we bought earlier. Though some were sweet, some were seriously sour. What a good way to keep the appetite running.

Overall, our dinner was a satisfactory one. I wished this restaurant would move into PJ area instead of so far from where I stay.

Fried Bittergourd In Salted Egg Yolk

... I picked the fried bittergourd in salted egg yolk to give it a shot. Something which I don't like, both salted egg and bittergourd.


Fried Beancurd

... fried beancurd with crabstick in it.


Kung Pow Chicken

... kung pow chicken.


Salted Fish Pork Belly Meat

... salted fish pork belly meat.


Sweet Sour Crab

... sweet sour crab.

Rating: 4.5/10

Went to dinner with family. Firstly, the salted egg yolk fried bittergourd. Though the bittergourd was not bitter, but the semi runny salted egg yolk was very … loathsome. Fried bean curd was quite nice, though I saw some crabsticks inside it, which is kind of turn off for me. Kung pow chicken was nice as it was unexpected. I never thought my parents would order that. It was considered quite nice, though I’d prefer it to be more spicy. Salted fish pork belly was so-so. I had only 1 piece, as I don’t really like it. I prefer those in KV’s. Finally, the sweet sour crabs was quite nice. Except that the crabs was too small. Unlike those I had in Yap Yin

Food was so-so. Pretty much something similar that I had previously, though the price was very cheap, as each dish cost around RM4 till RM12 only. Except for the crabs, of course.

Location: N3 59.744 E101 00.820

... Chinese tea served in beer glass.

... Chinese tea served in beer glass.


... Japanese escargot in butter garlic sauce.

... Japanese escargot in butter garlic sauce.


... 4 heavenly vegetables, sans egg plants.

... 4 heavenly vegetables, sans egg plants.


... steamed cod fish.

... steamed cod fish.


... clay pot curry chicken.

... clay pot curry chicken.


... fried crab in sambal.

... fried crab in sambal.

Rating: 1.5/10

This place was on our KIV list for a long time, finally today I could give it a try together with DL. Unfortunately, MH wasn’t able to join us. We ordered quite a number of dishes in order to prevent the sky from raining further. Firstly, we have the Japanese escargot in butter garlic sauce. DL almost puke, but fortunately there were some garlic in it to engulf the butter taste in it. Anyway, he soaked himself in jalapeno later on. San Francisco SteakHouse‘s butter garlic escargot has better sauce than this at any given time!

Then the 4 heavenly vegetables were served. It was rather sticky and gooey. The cod fish was very disappointing. Probably the worst cod fish I’ve ever had. It was like a piece of elastic rubber. Yes, the cod fish was practically ruined. We ended up having balance of the fish on the plate. DL was so enjoying the clay pot curry chicken, not because it was nice, but it was hot. He said it’s nice to have hot stuff like this during cold weather. We should have gone to Seafood Ler for clay pot curry fish instead.

Finally, the crabs were not fresh, according to DL. I managed to have a pincer which was rather sweet and an acceptable leg part. Though my second leg part was not fresh, just like how he claimed.

I guess this is the place that I’d never go back to, even if I’m hungry.

Location: N3 06.919 E101 35.317

This place was recommended to me by a fellow colleague, cause he came across a flogger’s article regarding the food here and thought I might be interested to give it a try. On the day we were heading back to KV, we stopped by here for lunch, sacrificing the much talked about yam rice, which was not far away.

... the place with double standard name. I thought I was lost at first.

... the place with double standard name. I thought I was lost at first.


... vege, which was similar to what we get yesterday, small portion.

... vege, which was similar to what we get yesterday, small portion.


... Guinness Stout spare ribs.

... Guinness Stout spare ribs.


... the famous dish at this place, the clay pot crab rice.

... the famous dish at this place, the clay pot crab rice.


... fish with kuay teow in it.

... fish with kuay teow in it.

Rating: 3/10

The vegetable, similar to our dinner last night, was very small in portion. Fortunately, it wasn’t as salty as the one we had last night. The spare ribs cooked in Guinness Stout was rather disappointing. I would be expecting it to be better than those I could find in KV, unfortunately, it has plenty of fats or skins. I can’t really distinguish if they were fats or skins under those colour, which made the whole chewing experience really bad. Besides, the taste wasn’t that good either. Any one of those Guinness Stout spare ribs I had in KV is better than this.

Everyone seems to be ordering the same thing, the clay pot crab rice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste any good at all. The rice, which seemed similar to other clay pot rice, darkened with soya sauce. Somehow, the rice was tasteless to me. With the crabs being placed on top of the rice and cooked in the clay pot, I was expecting the rice to have the sweetness of the crab’s essence. Similar to the fried vermicelli with crab, which made the whole vermicelli smells very crabby. When I have the crab, the meat was tasteless too. I’m not sure if it was due to the lacked of freshness of the crab, or the crab just crappy. Meat wise, they certainly wasn’t that bad, but it just tasteless. I wondered what happened.

Lastly, the fish was still acceptable. Somehow, the choi bou was not crispy. Maybe they turned soggy after I took my photos? The bill came up to RM92 for the 5 of us, which took us completely off guard, as our dinner last night cost us only RM101.

The order was made based on CK Lam’s recommendations at What2See. Somehow, I’m sensing that she shares the same sentiment with KY Speaks when it comes to food.

Location: N5 16.437 E100 27.457

Initially, I thought I would be going to Loong Grilled Fish in NZX. Then when I got into the car, DL said he wanted to eat crabs at Kwai Lam instead. I was bedazzled as I don’t know where’s that place. It turns out that I’ve been there once, quite long ago. Probably more than 1 year ago.

... 2 types of condiments. Left one for the grilled fish and right one, for anything.

... 2 types of condiments. Left one for the grilled fish and right one, for anything.


... stir fried yau mak.

... stir fried yau mak.


... choi sum fah in oyster sauce. There were some fried pork lards on it.

... choi sum fah in oyster sauce. There were some fried pork lards on it.


... I dunno what style was this toufu called, but the gravy was full of pepper.

... I dunno what style was this toufu called, but the gravy was full of pepper.


... this grilled stingray has exceptional sauce. Unlike others, this 1 tasted like tumeric with ginger, which was very nice.

... this grilled stingray has exceptional sauce. Unlike others, this 1 tasted like tumeric with ginger, which was very nice.


... fried chicken wings was 1 of the signature dish here.

... fried chicken wings was 1 of the signature dish here.


... DL was craving for some crabs, hence there's no escaping it.

... DL was craving for some crabs, hence there's no escaping it.

Rating: 6.5/10

The stir fried yau mak was very nice. It was nicely salted and plenty of chopped garlic. The taste was just right I found myself can’t stop eating it. Then come the choi sum fah, which has a few fried pork lards on top of it. Despite the most favourable fried pork lards, it doesn’t turn out as good as the stir fried yau mak. Besides, oyster sauce wasn’t exactly good for my strict diet.

The bean curd soaked in watery gravy was not that good. I don’t even remember the taste of the bean curds, except for the overly peppered gravy. Such a forgettable dish. I don’t even remember how many piece of bean curd I had. I could only remember there was 1 piece of bean curd leftover. Nobody claims it.

The grilled fish was a surprise. I was expecting the fish to be laden with the usual sambal. The restaurant’s own concoction of the turmeric sauce reminds me of the fried fish with ginger that my mum used to make. It was nice and different when applied to grilled fish. The fish was fresh too and the second half of the fish didn’t stick to the leaf that was served at the bottom of it.

The fried chicken wings were nice too. They were rather huge compared to other chicken wings I’ve had, especially KFC’s. I was afraid that I might feel glutton for having 2 pieces of chicken wings as there was still 1 more dish that haven’t been served. Finally, the kam heong crabs was served. It was exceptionally dry, as DL commented. Taste wise, it was very salty, like most kam heong does. The crabs were quite fresh. The only turn off was, the top shell of the crab was empty. I was very disappointed.

Overall, the dinner was satisfying, except for the few glitches. The seafood were fresh enough though the price came up to RM97 for the 3 of us, which I find it quite steep.

Location: N3 08.510 E101 32.234