How much does a kg of crab cost in your local seafood restaurants? RM35? RM40? Well, there’s a famous seafood restaurant at Desa Aman Puri, Kepong which draws crowd due to their cheap and tasty crabs. Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant serves their crabs at RM18 per kg, the cheapest I’ve seen and eaten so far. Crabs baked with butter and cheese is something new for me. And I absolutely loved it!
This yummy cheese and butter baked crabs dish is Tak Fok’s specialty, with almost every table having one of it. There are 3 medium sized crabs in each kg, translating to about RM6 per crab. One thing I have always worried about eating crabs is their sizes.
Some restaurants serve small crabs that have little meat. This makes the hassle and hard work involved in picking the meat from the shell seem unworthy. But luckily the crabs served in Tak Fok are quite meaty, especially the limbs!
At first I thought it’d seem weird to eat crab with cheese and butter, but the combination turned out fantastic! The cheese flavor is not too strong, just nice to compliment the sweetness of the crab meat. You need to eat this fast while it’s still warm. So that you can savor it at its best.
Breaking and peeling off the shells carefully off the huge claw, dip the meat generously into the melted cheese and butter. And then eat it in one mouth full. Fuyoooh!! Can you imagine that? Can you? I am already salivating while mesmerizing it now, LOL!
This are the buns that can be used to dip in the cheese and butter gravy. They don’t come together with the crabs though, you need to order them separately if you wish. They are fresh and can be a good replacement for rice.
1 kg of Salted Egg Crabs. It’s tasty too but I didn’t eat a lot because my attention was all on the cheese baked crabs lol.
We also ordered a plate of Stir Fried Ginger Chicken @ RM20 and a plate of vegetable @ RM15. In order to enjoy the crabs at a cheap price of RM18 per kg, an order of vege is required. Else, you will be charged the normal rate of RM26 per kg. Well, I guess if you’re paying cheap for the crabs, you need to pay more for others to cover their cost.
The bill came to a total of RM88++. Not bad for the quantity of crab we had. I do hope they do away with the rather stupid vegetable rule though. Do come early because the restaurant starts to crowdy even before dinner time. At the peak of the crowd, you will find yourself in a long queue and hardly any place to sit! Tak Fok is just opposite the food court where Ho-HoBi Fish Head Curry is located.
To reach here, exit the Damansara-Kepong toll towards Kepong. Keep left and you will come to an intersection. Head straight up a hill and take a left turn at the end of the road. You will see a road sign showing that you’re heading to Rawang.
After taking the left turn, head straight until you come to a traffic light. Here, you will see Shell and McDonald’s on your left. Go straight some more and you will see a lot of shops on your right. Tak Fok is just beside the first big hawker center you see. Refer to the wikimapia if you are still unsure, I have centered its location: http://wikimapia.org/#lat=3.2113248&lon=101.6153276&z=19&l=0&m=a&v=2