We took a dive at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur’s crabbilicious promotion, joining the weekend crowd that went crazy over the crustaceans.
Click on the image above to view their original content on Facebook, or click here to visit the website.
While the website may say that they’re fully booked, it wouldn’t hurt to give them a call if to see if they could accommodate you as that’s what we did. 🙂 Table for 2 please!
The place was packed and diners were seated not just within the restaurant but also at the foyer outside the restaurant. I noted some of them were even seated a floor above! Talk about going gaga over the crabs!
From what I gathered, the bulk of the crowd were from group-buy websites. Good thing there’s some crowd control by ParkRoyal. Kitchen staff handed out the dish of choice to the diners, feels like school again. 😀
Here are a few photos of what we had the evening and I must say I’m very satisfied with the cooking style, especially the one with salted egg.
No, I didn’t photograph the messy plate where I stacked all the crabs. 😛 I wouldn’t be able to identify them anyway.
What flavors do they have? Here’s an excerpt from their website.
Chefs at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur will be treating diners with choices of crab dishes at Chatz Brasserie. Available during the Seafood Buffet Dinner on Friday and Saturday, these crustaceans will be served alongside local and international seafood delicacies such as a variety of grilled fish, prawn dishes, cockles, clams and oysters.
From the Seafood on Ice counter, choose from choices such as Mud Crab, Blue Ocean Crab and Sri Lankan Crab to go along with cocktail, tabasco sauces and wasabi mayonnaise. Moving on to the Japanese selection, enjoy Soba or Udon Noodles with crabmeat, maguro, seaweed and spinach. Creatively prepared Caribbean Crab Salad, Crabmeat and Mango Salad and juicy Kerabu Isi Ketam are also available as you walk along the Salad counter.
At the Hot counter, star dishes such as Kam Heong Crab, Butter Meat Crab, Wok-fried Meat Crab with Salted Egg, Wok-fried Chilli Meat Crab, Steamed Crab with Egg White and Blue Flower Crab Masak Lemak Nenas will enhance your appetite for more options. Dishes from the Chinese counter include Fried Yee Mee with Crabmeat Gravy and Baby Kale and Steamed Mud Crab with Superior Soy Sauce. The Western counter offers dishes such as Baked Crab Pudding and Crab Aglio Olio. The Baked Crab Pudding is a must try as it is a well-baked combination of crabmeat, egg, cream, onion, garlic and spices. The fresh Baked Salmon Coulibiac at the Carvery station is served with Crabmeat Cream Sauce.
So as you can see, there’s more than just crabs. There’s a whole lot of other things. For example there’s roasted chicken and duck, fresh fruit juice, dim sum, salad, desserts and other not-so-crabby stuff.
A plate of steamed fish (as seen below) is complimentary for every table. 🙂
The buffet is only available on weekends and ends on 31st August. It’s open from 6:30PM to 10:30PM and is priced at RM 85 NETT per person.
Was it worth it? Well that’s up to you to decide, I sure had my share of crabs and I considered it money well spent.
Don’t set your expectations high though, the crabs aren’t the juicy meat crabs with chunks of meat on the pinchers. The meat crab served here is average at best, with quite a few of them being rather stale and carry a slightly unpleasant smell.
Head to the restaurant early to get good seats. Alternatively you could join the crowd at about 8pm where the counter would be less packed but you’ll probably have to wait a bit for tables to clear.
Point to ponder – a table of 4 would cost over RM 300 of which you spend at a Chinese restaurant with far better quality crabs with some change to spare.