A few months ago, Crab Sifu restaurant opened near where I live. The menu looked good and all and I was enticed by their crab dishes which they are supposedly famous for. Apparently, Crab Sifu is also one Fei Fei Crab’s many branches and the business is run by a relative of sorts.
If I remember correctly, the Marmite Crab was priced at RM78/kg, with a minimum order of two crabs.
Although the sweet and savory marmite sauce was prepared spot on, the medium-sized crabs were a tad overcooked. Plus, I suspect the crabs might not be as fresh too because they tasted a tad mushy and the flesh just doesn’t come off nicely. Instead it was stuck to the shell and proved to be quite troublesome to eat. The quality of crab we had here is a far cry from what Teow Chow just further down the road could offer.
The Hot Plate Seafood @ RM28 (small) is a signature dish but it also suffers from being prepared with not-so-fresh ingredients. Besides the prawn and squids, everything else tasted off especially the petai. Such a shame because it looked so promising on the menu.
Unfortunately again for us, even the vegetable dish (Green Dragon vege with Mushroom @ RM18) tasted way past its prime. Personally, I did not really enjoy this.
The only dish that we were satisfied with was their Lala Fried Mee Hoon. And the irony is that it’s not even listed on their menu.
Overall, the dinner was a disappointment given that the pricey main dishes did not meet our expecations. When it comes to seafood, ultimately the one and only thing that matters is the freshness, yet Crab Sifu failed to deliver.
To be fair, I wouldn’t write them off completely just based on one meal. However I urge that you exercise caution before deciding to eat here; simply because there are so many better (and cheaper) alternatives around.
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52100 Kepong, KL
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