Sunday, 8 June 2008

Satisfy crab cravings @ Tak Fok, Desa Aman Puri

I can’t remember the last time I had eaten crabs. Yup, it’s that long ago. So it was with great enthusiasm that I arranged a crab dinner with friends at Tak Fok. If you have an attack of crab cravings, there is no where better than Tak Fok for a wallet friendly crab meal. Seriously, where else can you get crabs at RM18/kg in KL? Let me know if you do.

We arrived a little past 6pm and gosh, the restaurant was already packed downstairs, we headed upstairs, there were a few more empty tables. By 6.30pm, it was all taken up.

A sour puss of a waiter came over to take our orders after much arm waving. We ordered 1 kg each of their 'jiu pai' ( house speciality) Ham Heong (Salted Egg) Crabs Butter Cheese Crabs. 1 kg will get you about 3 small crabs.
(Salted Egg Yolk Crab)

The crabs are fried with a generous coating of salted egg yolk. It's so yummy that I loathed wasting it and proceeded to lick the bits of fried egg yolk off the shell, after digging out the crab meat :)
(Butter Cheese Crabs)

The Butter Cheese gravy is smooth and creamy with slices of button mushrooms and onion rings thrown. The gravy is best mopped up with fried 'man tao' (buns) (Fried Man Taos)

I normally avoid fried man taos as the buns soak up the oil. But the ones at Tak Fok are not too oily, crispy on the outside with soft cottony centre. Delicious! It was a pleasure breaking the man taos and dipping it in the creamy crab sauce.

(Foo Chow Toufu)

Foo Chow Toufu is another of their house speciality. The soft toufu was deep fried then topped with minced meat and garnished with spring onions. Although the picture doesn't depict it, the portion was actually very small.
(Marmite Mantis Prawns )

We also ordered the Marmite 'Lai Liu Har' (Mantis Prawns). I felt that the coating of batter was too thick, I could hardly taste the mantis prawns.

Service was relatively quick. But perhaps that was because we placed our order before the crowd arrived. Subsequent orders of rice took a long time to appear on our table. The crabs were RM18 and RM20 respectively for the Cheese and Salted Egg Yolk. The Marmite Mantis Prawns were RM15 for a small plate. Bill came up to RM107 for the 4 of us. You'll be hard pressed to find another place in KL to beat those prices for crabs. As for the rest of the dishes, prices are comparable with that elsewhere.

When we left the restaurant at 7.30pm, there was a long queue of hungry diners patiently queing up for their turn at devouring the delectable crabs.

Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
Address: 2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/3, Desa Aman Puri, 52100 Kepong. Tel: 603-62723346 Business Hours Lunch: 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Dinner: 5.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.


Precious Pea said...

Aiyerrrrr!! I want crabs! Itching for crabs now. Arrrgghhhh!!!

Jaded said...

yes.. i know what you mean... i was craving for it too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wahlau eh..crabs..make me wonder how long i since had it..must b damn long..

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katztales said...

looks yummy!

Jaded said...

it was yummy! thanks for dropping by katztales and joe