Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fei Fei Crab, Kepong

We were told that Fei Fei's attraction was the super cheap crabs served there.
Wondering how cheap was cheap, we decided to pop over recently. It's not too packed, since it's a weekday. We sat down and were given some confusing looking menu- which looks like advertisement write ups, some pictorial menu etc. Since the crabs were the star here, we decided to ordered 3 types to try. Unbeknown to us, there's actually 2 types of crabs, one is a fixed plate of RM18 crabs (we cant choose the amount of crabs we want) and the second type would be the RM50/kilo crabs. Since we were here because of cheap crabs, we decided to order the former.
Dishes were served relatively fast..
We were recommended the 2 flavoured mantis prawns..
The yellowish sauce was called the italian sauce mantis prawns. Not well received, most of my friends comments were that it tasted funny. To me, it tasted somewhat like junk food- twisties/ chacos cheese flavoured mantis prawns. The other flavour, mantis prawns ala thai was more common, but not a fantastic version. Glad that we could at least taste the mantis prawns flesh, it was not overfried crunchy batter.
New to the menu, was the Coconut curry shark meat..
Some of my friends were keen to try this since they have never tasted shark meat before. I've been avoiding shark meat for years, I used to eat it quite frequently during my schooling days (part of catered food menu), and now that I know that the meat has high mercury level, I avoid eating it. My friends really enjoyed it though, I must say, the curry gravy was nice, rich yet not cloying. Goes well with rice.

The Four Heavenly Kings was well executed though..
The vegetables was fresh, sweet and crisp, the sambal had the right level of spiciness and the anchovies added that little crunch for an excellent overall texture.
And the wait was over..our first set of crabs
Crabs in Honey Lemon sauce
The crabs were so tiny!!! Now I know why it's RM18 per plate- the shells were no larger than my palm..sigh..The flavour was decent though, it was sweetish and crunchy- the accompanying sauce was sourish, I guess that's the lemon. Quite nice, but with such tiny crabs, its hard to enjoy.
The next one was also a house specialty, Crabs in Sweet Corn and Buttermilk sauce..
Think you can guess the size of these small crabs by comparing the size of the corns bits with it. The sauce was delicious though, thick, rich cheesy taste, with hints of sweetness from the corn. Mop it up with deep fried man tau (they were extremely generous with the sauce, unlike Wong Poh), excellent stuff. The crabs? Well, again, too small to comment.
Taking a break from the crabs, the long ribs was served..
This was similar to char siew, just that it's served in the form of long ribs. The fatty layers were springy, the meat tender, coated with slightly sticky sauce, it was paired well with their homemade chili. Pretty tasty.
The last order of crabs arrived- Crabs in Kam Heong Buttermilk..
Yes, Fei Fei certainly has some interesting sauces to cook their crabs in. Looks like curry crabs, but it was distinctly creamy buttermilk cooked in spices. I thought the sauce was excellent with mantou but somewhat masks the sweetness of the crabs. Mixed reviews on this, it was my least favourite but MC thought this was the best amongst the 3 flavours.
Overall, I cant complain about the flavours of the dishes here, it's all decent. But guess the smallish crabs was not worth it though. Total bill was RM182 for 7 pax.

Restoran Fei Fei Crab is located at No 7-A Jalan Desa 2/7, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, 52100 KL.

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Blogger boo_licious said...

Too bad the crabs were small or else I'll be zooming over to this place straight away. Thxs for satisfying partially my cravings for crabs.

20 September, 2010  
Blogger babe_kl said...

I guess I will come here for the ribs :p

20 September, 2010  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i think the sharkmeat that people use for cooking and eating r not the huge ones like jaws haha but the smaller ones that are supposedly reared, so not as much mercury levels as expected?

yuck to small crabs haha, a waste of effort peeling so little meat.

20 September, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

boo: yeah, i kinda like their unique sauces, but the crabs were just so small. unless you order their large crabs- but at RM50/kg, is that worth your $$?

babe: we noticed lots of other tables ordering the salt bake tilapia too. you should try and let us know if it's any good ;)

joe: yes, these are baby sharks. but i do believe there's still some level of mercury content in it :(. puny crabs had some meat la, but not enough to satisfy :p

20 September, 2010  
Blogger choi yen said...

1 person eat 1 crab also cannot satiate the craving hor... ^^

20 September, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

choi yen: like what the owner said to us when we order, the RM18 crabs are for "shek shong" only :(

21 September, 2010  
Anonymous jason said...

"Shek shong"? Maybe for the ladies with small appetite lah hehe.

Just jumped over from WMW's, she blogged about crabs too!

22 September, 2010  

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