Blogging LIVE from KL .... where the excitement never ends. Escaped unscathed from potentially showered with artificial strings, and bombarded with those dastardly white, snowy foam. Fresh from the (harrowing) Xmas Gurney Drive's experience, anyone? LOL. Least we had some FRU's and 'Mata' to control the frenzy y'day night ....
Where have all the days when the young ones would play with harmless pop-pops and miniature fireworks/crackers gone to?! Geez .... youngsters these days!! =PThe simple, nameless stall ... Or was there a name?
1st post for the new year .... a seafood meal I had few weeks ago, in Pandan Indah, KL. Been here before, and the place can get a little .... rowdy at times. The wait can be relentless, from 30mins to a full hour if the place is packed.
This time around, only me and aunt went for some crabs, to appease that seafood craving I'm having, constantly. (Constantly craving .... somehow sounds familiar eh? =P)
The stall is a stone's throw away from Pandan Indah's pasar malam area, if you're one who know the roads by name. Opens only at night, the place is rather popular with the residents around the area. And there's a rather tasty (I was told) fish head noodles stall within the vicinity.
They've small crabs, medium crabs and LARGE crabs to choose from. The large variety, of Sri Lankan blood, of course comes with a rather hefty price tag. Roughly RM70/kg, if I'm not mistaken.
We had TWO big ones, cooked in a sweet, sour and spicy sauce, perfect with rice, or a roll of their self-made Mantou (white buns). We had the latter, as it was suppertime anyway. Hehe ...
The piquant gravy was finger-licking good, though aunt claimed otherwise, lamenting about a strange, stale taste with the chilli paste. But it was all-clear with me, down to the fleshy crabs, with sweet, and fresh meat. Nothing beats fresh seafood, I tell ya ..... Ask Crab Queen, if you've doubts. :)
Aside from the crabs, we had steamed lala (Clams) as well, and chose the clear broth, or a healthier option to balance out the flavoursome crabs.
Not one of the best, but passable. Stick to the crabs, I'll advise you.
Wash it all down with some fresh coconut juice. OK, not as fresh as those from the beachside, picked by monkeys and all. But still comes in its original 'shell'.
The meal costed both of us a grand sum of RM90+. Yup, crabs do NOT come cheap. Plus the setting ain't particularly comfy, under zinc roof and cooled by fans. But the Backstreet Boys (Guys) would be pleased and felt right at home. Hahaha ...
Location : ??? Should be somewhere on Jalan Pandan Indah 6/2. Or Jalan Pandan Indah 6/1. Refer to the shabbily-pointed map HERE. Coming from town direction, towards Ampang, using Jalan Pandan Indah, you'll reach a traffic lights (T-junction) with CIMB Bank on your opposite right. Go straight and turn left at the 1st or 2nd turning. Geez .... I'm getting myself and everyone lost with my directions! The stalls should be on your left.
Any help is appreciated, before anyone get lost and flame yours truly. =P
A parting shot. Happy New Year to all Floggers, Foodies, Bloggers, Facebookers, and erm .... Connected Ones !!!!