Causeway Bay Spicy Crab Restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas: Speechless

The famous Causeway Bay Spicy Crab Restaurant from Hong Kong has been operating its Malaysian branch in Desa Sri Hartamas since the July and it has been a good 3-months since I was invited for a tasting session with a few other bloggers. I know it has taken me a while for this review to appear. I have my reasons – the dinner has left me lost for words.

You see, I’ve been trying very hard to find the right words to write about this meal. In fact, I’m still struggling right now as I’m typing this out. Lord only knows how many times I’ve sat starring blankly into the screen only to quit before the first word could appear.  I’ve even resorted to begging a friend to write a confusing 4-level deep Inception-like story to keep me from talking about the food here. He has been very busy and I can’t wait any longer. So here I am, still speechless.

And since I’m in this self-imposed predicament because I believe I should never say anything unless I have something good to say, I can only hope that what they say about pictures are true. I hope the visual feast below can paint a better essay of the dinner than I ever could.

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The Menu:
- Typhoon Shelter Crab (signature spicy garlic style)
- Salted Egg Yolk Crab
- Signature Fried Noodles with Seafood
- Sweet & Sour Pork
- Platter of Duck’s Tongue, Chicken Gristle & White Bait, fried in salt and pepper style
- Steamed Scallop with Garlic
- Braised Pheonix Claws
- Sang Har Noodles
- Chilled Lemon Honey Sea Coconut dessert

Thanks to the management for your kind invitation.


Causeway Bay Spicy Crab Restaurant
26 & 26-1 Jalan 30/70A, 
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-6205-2280
Business Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 3.00pm; Dinner 6.00pm – 11.30pm

9 Responses to Causeway Bay Spicy Crab Restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas: Speechless
  1. fatboybakes
    October 20, 2010 | 1:39 am

    guffaw… speechless….

  2. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    October 20, 2010 | 1:57 am

    i gather u dont really like garlic?

  3. aly
    October 20, 2010 | 4:39 am

    I donch get it… it was bad?

  4. J
    October 20, 2010 | 5:53 am

    Well, the photos are luverly as usual. :)
    … but now I'm so curious what made you speechless!
    (What? Duck got your tongue? :P)

  5. Life for Beginners
    October 20, 2010 | 6:02 am

    So solly… If it's any consolation, I'm coming back to KL today – let's meet up and you can remind me again how bad I am at keeping deadlines… :P


  6. Wandernut
    October 20, 2010 | 8:39 am

    Ooooooooooooohh!! What's the cantonese name for that crab dish! It slips my tongue right now. I had it before in HK and it was the best crab I ever ate!

  7. Sean
    October 20, 2010 | 9:25 am

    on one hand, i MIGHT actually enjoy these crabs, cos i lurrrrrve garlic. luckily, i'm also always carrying around some clorets mints…

  8. qwazymonkey
    October 21, 2010 | 1:32 am

    Ah Pa: Thanks for being my muse!

    Joe: I love garlic. I really do. No qualms about them.

    Aly: Do I really need to say it out loud. You don't really have to read too much between the lines girl.

    J: Hahaha, perhaps you should ask what didn't make me speechless.

    LFB: Don't be silly. Hardly your fault at all. I was just glad to get this out of the way.

    Wandernut: Well these were far from the ones you've had then. Way off course. I believe they're called "pei foong hai"?

    Sean: I love em garlics too! :)

  9. Lyrical Lemongrass
    October 21, 2010 | 2:27 am

    lol. i'm speechless too! i'm surprised you don't have 50 comments by now (similar to my single line post a long time ago). :-P