Pulau Ketam is a small island located off the coast of Port Klang and is accessible by ferry from Port Klang. Literally translated, Pulau Ketam means Crab Island. I was there for a one day trip after hearing some good things about the seafood on the island. Actually, driving to Port Klang was a huge mistake, it was a long journey. And we got lost on the way too. It’s more convenient to use the KTM, as the jetty to Pulau Ketam is just next to the Port Klang KTM station.
First thing we did reaching Pulau Ketam was of course to find some seafood to eat!
We chose Kuai Lok Hian because the other restaurants were too full. Tourists especially families and fishing groups were coming in droves that day, making full use of the public holiday.
We wanted to order crab since we were in “Crab Island”. Come to Crab Island of course must eat crabs, right? But, the price was just too expensive – RM40 per kg. Even crabs in KL don’t cost that much! So, we had to opt for other seafood like this Fried Calamari @ RM8. Nice and crispy, very well worth the price paid.
Second dish, Kam Heong Mantis Prawns @ RM12. I was really surprised at the cheap price. And you can see that the mantis prawns are quite big and meaty. Not only it’s cheap, it tasted great too!
Next dish is one of Kuai Lok Hian’s signature dishes – Bamboo Clams cooked using their very own traditional recipe. Priced at RM15, this dish is a steal. Look at the size of those bamboo clams, humongous! I have eaten a lot of bamboo clams in my life, but none has ever come close to this size. Taste wise, it was similar to kung pao style minus the spiciness.
La La Chien, or fried clams is a popular dish in Pulau Ketam. It’s fried like the normal fried oyster, just substituting oysters with clams and adding bean sprouts into it. Not sure if you can spot the clams though lol. They are the very tiny species. La La Chien is so popular in Pulau Ketam that you can find it here
Too bad I didn’t realize there were other stalls before I orderd my La La Chien. If not I surely would have tried this Lau Zhi Hau’s. From the looks, their La La Chien seems to be the nicest of all..
Funny thing is, seems like all stalls claim theirs to be the famous one. And each has their very own newspaper cutting to back the claim, lol. I simply couldn’t try all stalls in one day. But the one I had in front of Kuai Lok Hian was certainly not impressive at all. Protip: Try the others ok?
The people in Pulau Ketam do not ride motorcycles or drive cars due to the small island size and the narrow roads. Instead, bicycle is used as the main mode of transportation and some are even modified to be motorized. Most restaurants and shops in Pulau Ketam rents bicycle as side income but I wouldn’t recommend it on a crowded day like this because it’s very hard to navigate through the tourists.
Many shops sell seafood products.
Look at the cheap price,
RM6 for 10 packetsRM10 for 6 packets! LOL.
These shops are all located just after Kuai Lok Hian. There are about five to six shops on both sides on the road selling the same things.
Fancy some colorful sandals?
I will stop here and continue the rest of the trip in the next post. There are just too many photos! Meanwhile, take a look at some genuine Pulau Ketam crabs.. do they look any different to you? LOL.