Crabs in Butter/Cheese , PJ

Double dose of creamy goodness

Most city folks love seafood. At one time Klang ( Pandamaran & Tanjung Harapan ) was synonymous with seafood but many niche city seafood ( but land ) specialists have also sprouted close to residential areas in da City. Some notable friendly neighborhood seafood restaurants in PJ include Fatty Crabs and Pangkor Fish Heads (Taman Megah ) , Kelana Seafood Centre ( Kelana Jaya), La La Chong Subang Terminal 3 and King Crabs ( Kelana LRT Station ) .

There are also some upscale and fancy seafood restaurants with their giant crab and prawn light boxes and glass tanks containing live marine specimens for a diehard connoisseur's exquisite selection before the kill. Alaska crabs and some lobters for example may cost several hundred ringgit a kg. Seeing them imported , live, fresh and healthy definitely has its snob appeal.

Once obscure neighborhood Bukit Mayang Mas just off the New Kelang Valley Expressway( NKVE PJ-Klang Highway). is situated across the road from Tropicana Golf and Country Club . It is also near the spanking new posh Aman Suria gated residential suburb. Entrance to this area is tricky for the uninitiated. One way is from the Kelana Jaya-SS2 Main Road turning into Taman Chempaka ( Mayang ) , while the other is the entrance into Tropicana Golf Club.

This newfoundland/glutton square has some interesting mix of traditional and modern eateries .

An indescript double section air-cond and open styled Chinese restaurant famous for its really creamy butter/cheese local crabs in claypot, among other interesting dishes is creating waves in the local seafood scene and is recommended as a pretty good alternative to your fanatical crabby experience.

Deliciously different . Local very meaty crabs in claypot . Creamy , sticky and sweet.
From RM26 a kg but do not be distracted by the super-big team of Xtra friendly & talkative waiters and waitresses !
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Restaurant Wong Poh
36 & 38 Jln BM 1/2
Bukit Mayang Mas. PJ
Tel 7803 3527

Comments

fatboybakes said…
ooh, i love wong poh and their signature butter crab. used to order plain steamed crab from there also, for dinner parties that required freshly peeled crab meat.
babe_kl said…
LOL i was here 2 weeks ago. i have to say their butter crab is very very very good. other dishes pretty mediocre.
k.t.x said…
yeah, i think i hv been there and i also love crabs, mopping up its sauce with buns, but really, my love for crab is often not greater then my laziness to crack its shells for good pleasure.....maybe u crack for me lah. lol.
Have yet to go to this place. Guys...why never ajak me to go there wan??? I like butter crabs oso. I'm salivating big time here. So far, only a few restaurants have impressed me with their butter crabs.
wmw said…
Yah, the crabs quite good here. Of course the place isn't as "fancy" as King Crab but the rest of the dishes are not bad. I've tried the noodles here during lunch time, quite good too...oh, fried rice is nice too!
MeiyeN said…
my friend brought me to this place like 3-4 years ago and i absolutely love their butter crabs! must re-visit this place soon... :D
boo_licious said…
Yum! Yum! I love the butter crabs here too. Always super packed with people this place.
UnkaLeong said…
Hmmm...been there a couple of times. Have never tried their crabs though :) WIll do so next visit!
Michelle said…
crab can just kill me anytime.. anywhere.. lol..
Rasa Malaysia said…
Oooh, I need to learn how to cook this crab...
tigerfish said…
Big fat juicy! The crabs! The crab flesh like incredible hulk trying to burst through its shirt when it gets angry! hahhaha
team bsg said…
fbb
quite decent traditional makan place this and popular with neighboring office workers ( Luxor ), and also Tropicana kakis

babe
the crabs seem heavy and solid , maybe the reason for the succulent taste !

ktx
hey there are so many willing Burmese ladies there to feed u !

LL
wait wait c.o.m.i.n.g dun run away

wmw
this place was introduced by a friend working in Luxor nearby and we were terribly impressed with the enormous crowd , as the Star along this real Crabby Row (think got another 4 to 5 similar shops here )!

meiyen
maybe we shud have a crabby gathering soon to give final 2007 CRABs award ( La La Chong & King Crabs take note )!

boo
v remember yr review of the other upscale but let-down too salty one nearby experience few moons ago. We feel our local crabs( and esteemed crab cooks ) are quite temperamental, since most times people say "aiya...what da crabs !" are these ? !

unka
da burmese beers are lovely too

michelle
ya many Floggers die for them too

RM
make it very soon

tigerfish
we can show u some crab hulks in town ( one is called King Crab ),
& its not c . r. a. b ...ok !
sc said…
of the many places for butter crabs, IMHO, wong poh has the best butter sauce. has got the ooommphh. so very near my place, should have ajak me along! erm, although we've never met before la... but wth good food, all is merry! hehe
Kelly Mahoney said…
This food looks so vibrant, thanks for sharing these great photos!
babe_kl said…
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team bsg said…
sc
indeed thats what many people say about this popular place ! Will look for you afterwards...

kelly
welcome to bsg. We are sure we can learn lots from your new blog so keep it up !

babe
we are thinking yes we are !