Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crab Factory

I read about a new place in PJ that serves Southern American cuisine of Creole and Cajun cooking, where the seafood is placed directly on the table without any plates and you eat with your hands so I dropped by one evening during Happy Hour Specials (3 to 5.30 pm, Mon, Wed, Thu) to try the combos.

Normally (outside this Happy Hour), the way to order is to choose:
1. your seafood (market prices apply by weight)
2. your sauce - 4 types of sauce are available.
3. food to be cooked together with the seafood such as potatoes, corns, mushrooms, chicken sausages.

There are side orders on the menu too if you fancy eating some fried chicken wings or fried baby squids while waiting for your seafood. More details at www dot crabfactory dot com dot my.

Yabbies and Prawns combo - MYR42 - with spicy Jamba Jamba sauce (tomato base).  We requested for the spiciness level to be mild but still it was very hot and spicy for us. Each combo includes a chicken sausage, corn and potato.

Mussels and Prawns combo - MYR35 - with Lemon sauce.

Gumbo - Southern Heartwarming Soup - MYR12.90 

The seafood are cooked and served in bags. That cup in front is the Gumbo.


Nice decoration with long wooden tables for you to spread out your seafood.

Daily prices shown on the boards

Shopfront, very unassuming, does not reflect the ambiance of its interior.

24 comments:

  1. A very interesting place.. Never been there, but I think I saw ppl posting in FB before.. I like that prawn mussles in lemon sauce and that gumbo.. I heard of gumbo before from the Walt Disney cartoon, but never tried before..

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    1. This is the only time I tried gumbo too.

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  2. Nice place. South American, eh? Never tried that - hope to get the chance someday.

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  3. Food served in bags? No need to wash plates then... but I wonder how many of us like the food to be served like this.. :) It reminded me of the leftover food in restaurant... what we cannot finish, we tar pau back in plastic bags.. Anyway, this is an eye exposure for me.. .

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    1. You can try out this place when you are in PJ, SS2.

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  4. I was just watching an episode of Jamie Oliver in America showing gumbo. LOL!
    I think they are mimicking post-Katrina US gua, when all the shops was destroyed and the restaurateurs cook and serve on the streets, that's why they are served in bags and paper cups.

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  5. Yes, this place has been on my 'radar' for quite a while now but have not gone to try it because of the prices. You're lucky you can get there at those hours for their Happy Hours Special, otherwise most are priced around RM100 (and above) for 1 kilo (and I think most of us can eat more than a kilo without any carbs) :D

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    1. I specially arrange to be there for the Happy Hours Special.

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  6. That's interesting! So, you throw the shells back into the bag as well?

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    1. No. You throw the shells on the table. The table will be covered.

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  7. Nice place Mun! :)

    There's a restaurant called Secret of Louisiana in Plaza Kelana Jaya that serves Cajun food too - they even import their own crawfish! I'm not sure if it's still open or not though.

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    1. I read about that too but I seldom go to kelana jaya so never try out the food there. Thanks for sharing though.

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    2. No worries! I'm not even sure if it's still open.

      I'll be sure to check out Crab Factory next time we're there! :)

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    3. I think the kelana jaya one should still be around.

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  8. dunno why but i just don't enjoy eating from the plastic bags...it seems a cheap way to serve food and looks unclassy for a price that the customer pay for its food. The place & food looks good though...

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    1. Actually you are supposed to.pour the food onto the table and eat from the table, not from the bag.

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  9. Oo very interesting! The seafood fresh or not?

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