Malaysian Chili Crab place?
Anyone know of a place that serves Chili Crab???
i know BELACAN GRILL used to, but i've not been there in some time.
190th and Anza in Redondo Beach
if you call KUALA LUMPUR ahead of time, sometimes they will do it for you if you leave a CC#.
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Restaurant
69 W. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
SEA HARBOUR SEAFOOD on rosemead does their own rendition of the pepper crab.
problem is, you can't get the sri lankan or singaporean crab here that makes this dish so unbelieveable (or least i haven't; would love to know if someone has).
i usually end up making it at home. it's great with lobster too.
let us know how you fare.
27 East Main Street
*They have durian at various times of the year, so enter at your own risk.
the singaporean-style chilli crab (yes, they spell it with two "l"'s), invented by Madam Cher Yam Tian in the 1950's, is made with singaporean or sri lankan crab which is sweeter and meatier than dungeness or blue crabs. it is typically freshy cut up into pieces and quickly wok fried.
it is added to a soupy red gravy made of chillis, tomatoes, ginger, eggs, and then come the various annotations. it is usually served at the hawker stands both in sing and malaysia with white braad to mop up the sauce.
i've never had anything like here in the states and i've looked. i usually make it myself. it's easy for dinner parties and it's a big hit.
i finally was able to go out to Belacan Grill today and tried the chilli crab (i had to drive out from pasadena and i have 8 month year old which makes it harder to go out to eat now)....it was pretty good but was hoping for it to be a bit more spicy but i guess i could've had the pepper crab...it was missing the guts of the crab though...but it would've been worse for my cholesterol levels if it included it....I enjoyed the place and i'll probably go back when i can find time and try other stuff on the menu!!!