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Crazy Crabs
Central Piazza,
Oasis Square Ara Damansara,
No 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
03 7859 8802

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm

I have been craving for crabs every single week. I think the more crabs I have, the more obsession I have over them. At one point, Y started calling me the crazy crab lady. If I had a crab restaurant of my own, I’d definitely name it Crazy 4 Crabs, but I will just have to settle down with Crazy Crabs for now.

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Lala Crazy Crabs, Oasis Ara DamansaraSiong Tong Lala

20140626-112100.jpgButter Milk Crabs

20140626-112106.jpgSteamed Crabs

My favourite has got to be the steamed crabs, one can only truly enjoy the natural sweetness of the fresh crabs through this cooking style. The butter milk crab was a total miss for me, very bland and not buttery at all ;(

Note that the minimum order is 2 crabs per cooking style (at RM 80/kg)!

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Thim Kee Steamed Fish
Jalan 1/77c,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
03 3986 3907

Thim Kee does pretty delicious and cheap chinese food in the vicinity of Pudu. They are famous for their tilapia fish done either steamed or fried. We saw a couple of tables with only two person ordering two styles of fish.. Madness, I tell you!

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

The steamed tilapia with black bean sauce was yum! Fish was very fresh and the sauce with just the right balance of salty sweetness. 1 fish was sufficient for the three of us because we wanted to try out some of their other signature dishes as well.

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Deep fried egg, definitely not for the faint-hearted or ones who are watching their waistline! Crispy but not dripping with oil, but you’d definitely feel guilty after a few bites thinking about the amount of oil needed to crisp it up.

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Crispy-skinned chicken is another one of their signature. I like how their chicken still retains its moisture even after all the deep frying.

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Last but not least, no meal is complete without an order of vegetables.

The bill for the three of us came up to only about RM 50+ and we were stuffed! Be sure not to get there too late though. The place starts filling up around 1 when the working lunch crowd kicks in.

We’ve had dim sum here a couple of times and thought it was pretty okay. Well, certainly not the best, but if you’re in Pavilion and craving for dim sum, Grand Palace will satisfy that itch. On our last visit, there was a wedding going on but they were still serving dim sum for patrons like us. However, the food just wasn’t as good as usual.

First up, the roasted pork was just way too bland. The pork skin was crispy and well salted but the meat itself was just lacking in flavour.

We also ordered my usuals, siu mai, har gao & xiao long bao! I’m pretty glad that they managed to maintain the quality of these. I love how the siu mai is so fragrant with mushrooms. Also the har gao skin had just the right amount of thickness coating fresh prawns! Xiao long bao was also juicy, but… could have been juicier!

These fried prawn dumplings are amazing! Jason ordered these, and it was the first time I tried these. I know I’d definitely order these babies again when I’m back.

The steamed pork ribs with yam was flavourful but the pork ribs were again, bland. The mat itself probably wasn’t marinated. The phoenix claw (chicken feet) on the other hand was yum!

We also had the egg tart and custard bun which did not satisfy us. Although the egg tart was silky smooth it lacked flavour. The custard bun was no where comparable to Grand Imperial at Plaza Damas.

Well though this last visit I had was not a good experience, the few times that I’ve eaten here, food has been pretty good.

Grand Palace Pavilion,
Lot 6.39.00, Level Six,
No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
03 2143 1128