Crabs, Prawns & Floggers @ Robson Heights Seafood RestaurantApril 17, 2010 | 20,650 views
Intensely deep in thoughts, the staff was having a whale of a time sniffing the enticing whiffs of lemongrass freshly-cooked crabs
Okay, so it has been AGES since the feast happened. 8 months to be exact. Whatever it was that was holding me back, I don’t know. But searching back through the archives, I noticed that most of my KL food hunts had gone unnoticed, and left to rot in my folders. Better dig deeper and write about them before my memory falters me completely.
Claypot Crab with Rice (RM45/USD12.80) @ Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant
This dinner marked the first time I met Jonathan of A Lil’ Fat Monkey, Meena of A Whiff of Lemongrass, Su of Delectable By Su, and KatCL in persons. I was star-struck, yes. And even Boo of Masak-Masak was there too. The conversations, the acquaintances and the vibrant camaraderie set the mood for the feast that ensued, and boy did we have one ….
Sans the HUGE crustacean, the pot of rice was topped with generous servings of crab roes, and fried shallots. Lip-smacking stuff, really.
The dishes were ordered by Su, for she has been eating at Robson Heights for years now. So she knew what to order and what not to order. But then again, I think most of the others have paid this restaurant a visit, and wrote about the place. Hence the familiar sounding name.
Most notably, the crabs at Robson Heights BEGGED to be eaten. Yes, from the second picture from the top, you can actually see a HUGE crab ‘guarding’ her territory with her claws, seated atop a pot-full of steaming hot rice. The waiter would then proceed to place the deep orange-coloured baked crustacean on a separate place, then mixed the remaining rice with the fragrant roes and fried shallots. The result? Amazingly sinful, and utterly delicious stuff. Just imagine spoonfuls of rich, bright orange roes popping in your mouth, coupled with the sweet flesh of the crab.
Put down your cutlery, wipe your hands clean, and engage in your most barbaric manners.
Aside from the fantastic claypot crab rice, we also were served with the vegan’s nightmare of stacked pork ribs, drenched with a most delectable (hehe, cliched?) sweet and sticky gravy, reminiscence of Marmite-Guinness-Honey creations. You know the drill …. that type of caramelized sauce with a slight bitter hint.
At RM49/USD14 per serving for the seven of us, everyone had at least a piece to him/herself, chomping on the ribs with much gusto, all manners out of the windows. And we licked our fingers clean. ROAR!
Freshwater Prawns with Glass Noodles (RM90/USD25.70)
Claypot Freshwater Prawns (Sang Har) with Glass Noodles (Tang Hoon) came next. The creamy, golden broth was almost too decadent, after the hearty starter of crab roes and rice. But we soldiered on, and the smooth, intensely-soaked-with-gravy glass vermicelli noodles passed the test. After all, how could fresh, succulent river prawns go wrong?
Fried Brinjals with Meat Floss (RM15/USD4.20), Stir-fried Asparagus with Garlic cloves (RM15/USD4.20), the flavoursome ‘tang hoon’, and the Three Cup Chicken (RM25/USD7)
The other dish that managed to impress was the fried brinjals with meat floss. Sounds awkward right? But in reality, the crisp, savoury creation was addictive. You could down a pint or two with a plateful of these. The 3 Cups Chicken (a Taiwanese delight) was forgettable though.
The dinner was no doubt a memorable one. Big thanks to Monkey, Boo and Lemongrass for setting this up, via Twitter; nonetheless. Wait, you mean you are not aware that I am on Twitter yet?!!!
Address & Contact Number :
ROBSON HEIGHTS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
10B, Jalan Permai,
Off Jalan Syed Putra,
50460 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone/Fax No : 603-2274 6216.
Click for the GOOGLE MAP to Robson Heights Seafood Restaurant.
You can actually see this restaurant on higher grounds on your left, if you’re travelling on the Federal Highway (Jalan Syed Putra) towards Midvalley Megamall. As you as you can see the turn off to Thean Hou Temple/Jalan Robson/Taman Seputeh take the left turn and you will come to the restaurant soon enough.
What? You mean you think Motormouth’s babbling nonsense again? Okay, read from the others then :
Joe from Lots of Cravings licked his fingers clean from the pork ribs experience.
Citygal raved about the Soon Hock fish (Marble Goby), a pricey catch.
Boo of masak-masak and WMW brought Pea to the place for some last minute crabbie cravings.
Meena aka Ms Lemongrass also bade goodbye to a friend over some crabs 3 years ago.
Becks wrote a very short post, but the pictures spoke volumes ….
Wilson had the very icky pig’s intestines, but they were really good.