If crab roe rocks your boat, set sail for The Lankan Crabs and order a serving of Indonesian-sourced female mud crabs cooked in Sri Lanka’s Negombo-inspired mild curry (RM140 for two medium-sized crabs, weighing at least 400 grams per crab). The curry is rich with roe in practically every spoonful, complementing the seafood-sweet crustaceans, served with a small bowl of rice cooked with crab stock. Wine is available by the glass to complete the evening.
The Lankan Crabs’ head chef formerly worked at Colombo’s respected Cinnamon Grand Hotel, so the restaurant also specialises in other Sri Lankan favourites, from kiribath to lamprais.
The Lankan Crabs
4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 012-579-4435