On Monday, May Wan of wmw sms-es me and says "Jackson's Birthday at kokopeli on Wed. 7.30pm."
Cool! Never been to Kokopeli.
A day later, another sms, this time from Jason of Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong with the same message.
On the day of the dinner another sms, "Venue change to William." Great never been there either.
A few hours later, "Raining. Venue change back to Kokopeli."
30 mins later, "Don't want to go into town. Going King Crab in Taman Mayang instead."
And I still haven't been to any of these venues.
Suffice to say, a few sms-es of directions later, we're sitting in King Crab Restaurant all ready to celebrate Jackson's birthday and enjoy the Butter Crab that Ivy is raving about. She really loves her food that one. On the one hand, she's swigging cough mixture so she'll feel well enough to eat. In the other hand, she's vigourously spooning up enough Butter Gravy to, as she said, "fill her cough mixture bottle when she finishes it, so I can have some with bread at home." Before all of you draw any conclusion from this, let me say that reason won out and she didn't do as she threatened!
Creamy, luscious, and cooked just enough so the crab was not harsh and dry, it was extremely well done.
Allan positively swooned when he ate this dish. Lightly battered and deep fried with Salted egg. I believe they actually use just the yolks in this application. Salty, crunchy, hot (temperature), and most importantly, the calamari was not overcooked to the point of being rubbery. An interesting application of the salted egg batter which has been seen in Crabs for sometime.
All in all a laughter filled evening, which seems to be the norm when the food bloggers/floggers get together. The food was good,and the company exemplary. What more could one ask for?
King Crab Restaurant (in the shoplots directly opposite the Kelana Jaya Putra LRT station)
No 103-105 Jalan SS25/2
Tmn Mewah Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya