Mom told me she used to be able to buy crabs for about RM20 per kilo at the markets back in Malaysia, which according to the current exchange rate, would be just over AUD6 per kilo. We’re talking about king mud crabs with so much meat that one crab could feed our family of four.
Unfortunately after I moved to Australia, I had to suppress my cravings. Crabs here are so expensive, and tiny! I usually only get to eat it during special occasions like Chinese new year, but one night hubby suggested having crab just because. Of course I agreed!
After some Googling, we decided on Wong’s Lucky Bar, Boxhill. They apparently did good crab at a decent price, so off we went. Situated just next to the tram stop, we quickly made our way in and grabbed seats in the far corner, glad that we didn’t have queue. Straightaway I saw posters advertising crabs for AUD19.80 a pound, and I thought to myself, ‘That’s cheap!’. I completely forgot the fact that most crabs would weigh way more than a pound.
The waitress came to take our order and informed us, that their smallest crab, a 2.5 pounder, would be just nice for us. We accepted her recommendation and ordered some clams as well.
Yum! It wasn’t cooked in my favourite way but it was still heavenly. The crab was meaty and juicy, and the noodles that were served with it was really tasty. The only disappointment was that they replaced one of the pincers with an extra half body plus legs, as pincers are my favourite part along with the head. Nevertheless, it was still very satisfying albeit a little expensive.