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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Seafood Ventures @ Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Plaza Ampang City by FollowMeToEatLa

The Eastern Crabs Restaurant - Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Ampang Klang Valley
 The Eastern Crabs Restaurant

The Eastern Crabs Restaurant is a seafood restaurant that specialises in Hong Kong seafood cuisine, serving the freshest & quality seafood to its customers. They are proud to have their own Hong Kong Masterchef to dish out mouthwatering cuisines & speciality dishes. During our recent 'Makan Ventures', Mr. Foo ( the business partner) recommended a few popular dishes, including Singapore Chilli Crab, Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab, Deep Fried Chicken Wings and Fried Broccoli with Crab Meat.

Best sellers Menu - Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Ampang Klang Valley
 Best sellers Menu

If you love seafood, this eatery in Ampang is definitely worth a visit. They offer a wide array of authentic seafood dishes, rice, noodles, western food, vegetables, soup & many more.

Tasty Deep Fried Chicken Wings With Salt & Pepper - Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Ampang Klang Valley
   Tasty Deep Fried Chicken Wings With Salt & Pepper

One of their best sellers & my personal favourite is the Tasty Deep Fried Chicken Wings with Salt & Pepper. Honestly, this is the one dish which I can never have enough as I love fried chicken wings in any style. It's well seasoned & marinated, you can taste the favouring not only on the skin but also within the juicy meat of the chicken wings. Fried to perfection, not too dry ... smell good, taste good with strong garlic flavouring. An excellent hors d'oeuvre.

Fragrant Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab - Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Ampang Klang Valley
   Fragrant Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab

The Fragrant Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab dish comes highly recommended for its house speciality.  The type of crabs served are the Sri Lanka Mud Crab that comes in the XXL size. The price per crab is RM 55.00. These crabs are fried & serve with generous amount of crispy plus fragrant garlic & chillies as topping. It's fresh & tasty ... a must-try dish for crab lovers! 

Crab Meat Shark Fin In Superior Broth - Eastern Crabs Restaurant in Ampang Klang Valley
   Crab Meat Shark Fin In Superior Broth

The Shark Fin soup is a famous cuisine, popular soup of Chinese cuisine and is usually served at special occasions such as weddings and banquets. As a luxury item in Chinese culture, it's symbolizes wealth, power, prestige and honour. As such, I felt very fortunate and honoured being given the privileged to sample this special dish at Eastern Crab Restaurant. 

The Crab Meat Shark Fin In Superior Broth served here was certainly hearty and delicious. This supreme soup was cooked using the best of ingredients like fresh crab meat, crab roe and shark fin with the chef's special superior broth. In shark fin soup, the fins themselves are virtually tasteless. The taste comes from the soup, while the fins are valued for their texture.

I savoured every single scoop of this seductive blend of soup. The generous serving of shark fin was chewy, sinewy, stringy in texture, nice combination of crab meat with the crab roe go perfectly with each other thus enhances the taste of the broth resulting into a perfect delicacy. Rating 4/5. Price per bowl RM 19.50.

Sinful Deep Fried Large Sea Prawn - Salty Egg Yolk - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
   Sinful Deep Fried Large Sea Prawn - Salty Egg Yolk

OMG, the salted egg yolk is my love! When it comes to salted egg yolk in Chinese dishes, the most obvious choice is the partnering of prawn with this sinful duck egg. And the favourite way to cook it is either with butter or kam heong style. The size of the prawns served in this dish was really large, each weighing around 80 grams. It costs RM 26 per dish for 2 pieces of prawns ... on which I think the price was pretty decent to pay for such big prawns.

Tasty Extra Large Prawns @ 80 grams each - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
   Tasty Extra Large Prawns @ 80 grams each

The deep fried prawns itself was very delicious and aromatic. The meat was so fresh and firm, deep fried to perfection. Together with generous serving of the salted egg yolks gravy it was a perfect combination. As everyone practically licked the plate clean, it was truly an appetizing 'Har-Har' dish that whet one's appetite that night. (happy; Har is prawn in Cantonese)

So, don't forget to order this awesome & tasty but sinful dish as I called it when you're looking for some special happy dish to cheer up.

Healthy Steamed Chinese Pomfret in Soy Sauce - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
  Goodness in Steamed Chinese Pomfret in Soy Sauce

Pomfret & Siakap are mainly the 2 types of fish served in Eastern Crabs Restaurant. You can choose between 4 types of cooking styles to suit your taste & preferences. There are the steamed or deep fried in soya sauce, asam paste (sour & spicy) or the sweet & sour style. My personal favourite is of course, the steamed version in soya sauce because it's simply healthy and delicious. 

Steamed Pomfret is almost a favourite for most Chinese home cooking to celebrate an occasion or during festival especially during the Lunar Chinese New Year. This steamed fish is a favourite dish with my family and it goes very well with white rice, or on its own. It is also considered one of the most expensive fish. Because of its high profile, naturally, the best way to serve it is by steaming – using the least amount of ingredients and seasoning possible.

This fish tasted best when it is served right after cooking. The chef did a excellent job to rid of the fishy smell and it was not overcooked or over steamed that will spoil the texture of the fish meat. It was nicely cooked and smeared with salt and soy sauce inside out and garnished with shredded spring onions. I love the flaky meat as this is how a fresh tasty pomfret should be. The size of the fish served is around 600 gm which I think is of the right weight & size to deliver the 'sweetness' of this simple dish.

Although the price of RM 63 per fish is kind of pricey but if you are a fan of steamed fish & is a lousy cook yourself (believe me, fish steaming requires special skill + precise timing), you should give this dish a try! 

Savoury Eastern Special Seafood No.1 Hot Pot - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
   Savoury Eastern Special Seafood No.1 Hot Pot

The hot pot is a great creation by the Chinese and it's extremely favoured in winter as hot pot is an ideal choice for a warm family gathering or a party. There are many kinds of hot pot in different regions of China; there are the spicy  szehuan style, Korean kim-chi soup based & many more. Various food materials are placed into the pot, including sliced mutton, beef, chicken, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, glass noodles, frozen bean curd, and seafood.

Chunky Crab meat in Special Seafood No.1 Hot Pot - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
   Chunky Crab meat in Special Seafood No.1 Hot Pot

The Eastern Special Seafood No.1 Hot Pot is the Guangdong style hot pot that features fresh and expensive seafood. It cooked and served in clay pot. This clay pot dish was practically loaded with chunky pieces of fresh crab meat, shrimp, scallop, fish fillet, mussel, taufoo, broccoli which tasted so delicious. The savoury gravy goes well with rice, it's an excellent choice that will win the stamp of approval for any seafood lovers. Price for a standard pot is RM 32 & a large pot comes to around RM 40 ... which I think it's really value for money, judging from the generous serving of fresh seafood in this clay pot dish. 

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Simple & Good Mapo Beancurd with Chicken Meat & Chilli sauce

This Mapo Bean curd dish is most family’s favourite home cooked dishes that one can never get bored of. Besides, this dish is really good with a bowl of warm fluffy white rice, topped it over with the savoury gravy. The dish I tried at this restaurant was slightly different as it was cooked with minced chicken meat instead of the usual minced pork, I find it less appealing both in taste and flavour. Although black beans, tauchu, chillies and garlic being the main ingredients that was used to cook this dish, it just did not turn out as good as the pork version. By the way, price was reasonable as a Standard serving - RM 11.50 & Large - RM 19.00. 

Well, I guess the owner, Mr. Foo got to improvise on the choice of meat to use as this is strictly a halal restaurant. Believe me, I think he is doing a great job by putting in a lot of effort into introducing authentic Chinese home cooked food to the restaurant's Muslim patrons. Last but not least, if you have some Muslim friends wanting to try some homely, simple and good dishes, Eastern Crabs Restaurant is certainly a good place to dine and entertain your Muslim buddies !

Spicy Delight The Fried Siakap with Asam Paste - Tai Tao Steamboat in Kepong Klang Valley
   Spicy Delight The Fried Siakap with Asam Paste

As I have always enjoy eating fish whether steamed, deep fried, stew or cooked in curry, I look forward to sampling this special fish dish by Eastern Crabs Restaurant. The Fried Siakap With Assam Paste has a sweet, spicy and sour flavour that is sure please seafood lovers. 

This crispy siakap is drenched in an appetising paste made from chilli, shallots, and tamarind & served with ladies fingers and bell peppers too. The tasty gravy makes it an excellent dish to eat with rice or mantou bun too. Rating 3/5 & Price per fish (600 grams) - RM 32.00

Date of Visit : 2013-06-05

Location    : Lot G.02, Ground Floor, Plaza Ampang City, 332-A, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone        : 03-4251 4528

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