There’s a new restaurant in town!
A Hong Kong seafood chain, Causeway Bay Spicy Crab (CBSC) makes its way to Sri Hartamas. Thanks to Su Teng, Ciki and Qwazy Monkey I got to try out the ‘typhoon shelter’ cuisine.
Spotting a modern chic interior, CBSC has a widespread range of seafood menu, which comes a long way from the typhoon shelter - way of living. The infamous dish is the Typhoon Shelfter Crab (避風塘炒蟹). Mega size crabs are deep fried then coated with a heavy (HEAVY) dose of garlic, chillies, spring onions, black bean, salt (SALT) and etc. Presentation wise, it looks as if the crab is crawling out from desert.
The Typhoon Shelter Crab (or Garlic Chilly Crab) spots a spicy, salt’ish and garlicky flavour. With that dose of garlic, vampires and neighbours would be raving mad. According to the host, about 100 kg of garlic is being used within the span of 3 days.
The next dish is the Baked Crab with Salted Egg Yolk (流沙黃金蟹) and this is my favourite dish. Unlike the usual salted egg yolk crab, CBSC has a different way of preparing it. Even so, we didn’t manage to catch the busy host on ‘dissecting’ this dish, but from the looks of it, they manage to get the salted egg yolk coatings into this nice crunchy and crumbly covering. Thumbs up!
Another garlicky dish is served and we have the Steamed Scallops with Garlic (蒜茸粉絲蒸扇貝) and garlic and garlic. Always love the texture of fresh scallops. YUM!
An array of compliment dishes came along, and we have the soy sauce fried noodles, honey garlic fried pork ribs, sweet and sour pork, braised chicken feet , and a platter of duck’s tongue, silver fish and chicken gristle.
And to ‘carb-up’ the evening, we have the ‘Sang Har Meen’. Fresh river prawns toppled with deep fried ‘sang meen’ and thick gooey sauce.
In true spirit of chaokar, I shall attempt the Baked Salted Egg Yolk at home. SOON!
Causeway Bay Spicy Crab
26 & 26-1, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50480
+603 6205 2280