Lunch of Alaskan King Crab & Australian King Crab @ Cafe & Restaurant Fresh Unique Seafood 23, Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
>> Dec 31, 2009
Since the day my uncle promised me this wonderful lunch 6 months ago, I have been waiting long and patiently for this day. A week ago, I was given the task of booking the seafood restaurant of my choice. Finally, I decided to reserve a table at Unique Seafood over South Sea & Pantai Seafood Restaurant.
We started the meal with the lobster and geoduck sashimi. We opted for the Australian Lobster (RM 288 per kg) which has a much better texture than the local and American lobster. We also chose the Californian geoduck (RM 168 per kg) over the Mexican geoduck (I wouldn't know the difference as I was still a geoduck virgin till today).
Note: Do not overcook the geoduck as it will turn rubbery and tough
Our next dish was live scallops (RM18 a plate).
The first thing I did was to chuck all the garlic away. Garlic with scallops? The strong overpowering flavour of the garlic would mask the sweet, mild scallop flavour. Why waste the live, big and juicy scallops? Lots of garlic should only be used when the seafood is not fresh, which was not the situation today.
Next came out kam heong La-la (RM36 for the whole plate).
Then came the crab dishes.
I really like the soft texture of the chicken egg with that rich, soft and orangy crab roe. The good thing about a large crab like this is, with its giant shell, there was more of the best part of the crab (the inner flesh surrounding the shell). True crab connoisseurs go for this part of the crab as it has the most crabby flavour in the crab (this part is usually orangy in colour, resembling cooked crab shell colour).
Then came the remainding of the lobster, fried with salt and pepper.
A few months back, I sampled lai lui har (mantis prawn) cooked in this style at South Sea Restaurant. I really like seafood cook in this style. However, my opinion is seafood cooked in salt and pepper will overpower the natural taste of the seafood, which is what people are paying good money for in the first place. Most restaurants offer lobsters cooked in this style or either with Yee Mein, which is also nice as well.
Anyway, this lunch fill me right up to the just full but not bloated level. This would probably be one of the most expensive lunch I will ever eat in my life (price of the lunch will not be disclosed).
As this is my first time to Unique Seafood, I would have to say they provided us superb service. There was a waiter always on stand by in our room to fulfill our needs (probably due to the vast amount of seafood we ordered). I must say, for such an expensive lunch, one of the more value for money seafood was the Alaskan King Crab. Although still quite pricy, it didn't cost as much as the other seafood but tasted one of the best among the other dishes. Definitely a good choice to go for.
Pricing: About RM50 per person (if only mud crab is ordered, any other seafood and the price will fly sky high).
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Unique Seafood
Cafe and Restoran Fresh Unique Seafood 23,
Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan,
46200 Petaling Jaya.
Telephone number: 03-79602088, 03-79602066
11.45am to 2.30pm / 6pm to 10.30pm daily.