Thursday, November 8, 2012

Krocies @ SS2

What a load of croc: Meat lovers looking to chew on this carnivorous reptile can wade over to Krocies, where the crocodile rocking truly is something shocking.

Krocies is operated by a family that owns legitimate crocodile farms in Malaysia, enabling it to serve every inch of the creature, including the crocodile's paws, braised for a bony mushiness evocative of chicken feet.

Crocodile skin with bean curd strips. Chewy, with a fishy flavor that might repel some customers.

Crocodile tongue. Fascinating texture for these thick slices of tongue, mainly gelatinous but with a feeling of fattiness reminiscent of pork belly.

Crocodile offal roll, fried with everything from the heart & liver to who-knows-what-else. Like a cross between Penang lor bak & Chinese New Year preserved sausages.

Complimentary ice cream. Nope, not crocodile ice cream.

Take home some crocodile meat, another one of those traditional health remedies.

Prices seem fair, with hearty servings; two can have a protein-packed meal for RM80.

Crocodile bone soup, crocodile ribs & crocodile tail are also available. Next round!

Krocies,
40, Jalan SS2/10, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7877-3229
Open for lunch & dinner, except Thursdays.
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    1. TNG: cross fingers that krocies will open a western eatery someday to complement this chinese one!

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  2. Whoa! Just can't imagine that paw on the dining table! Eeks!

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    1. Min: hi there, stranger! long time no see, heh ... hope you've been well =) but yeah, the paw was a sight to behold. too bad it wasn't as big as we imagined it would be though :D

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    2. Hiya! Been good thanks! Just out of commission, lurking in and out, much like your average friendly croc! Wondering how the SS2 crowd will take to this crocolicious menu!

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    3. Min: glad to hear it! i'd rather bump into you someday than the average crocodile, no matter how friendly it is :D well, the restaurant also serves a lot of the typical chinese dishes, plenty of pork and chicken and seafood, which i think might be what most customers here order =)

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    4. Ahh, that's reassuring! I was sure the ice cream would be the only thing I'd dare venture here!

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    5. Min: or you could dip your toes into the menu here by trying the stir-fried crocodile fillet with mixed veggies. i suspect it'll taste like chicken! :D

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  3. OMG! That paw in the first pic really scared the crap out of me!!! HAHA I heard that the meat is really tough! Is that true? really interesting post! :D

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    1. Vien: heheh, hope it was a pleasant jolt of adrenaline, that scare =) ooh, yeah, the meat is tough. kinda like chicken breast. will give the jaws a workout! :D

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  4. I've eaten flying fox, python and all manner of strange meats in the villages, but this croc looks inedible! The paw is stomach-churning

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, i wonder if villagers in rural areas traditionally eat crocodile. i know they sometimes eat monitor lizards, so this shouldn't be too different =)

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  5. Oh noooooo!!!! Thank you very much, but this one I'd pass. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, ok, no crocodiles for you, sir! :D

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  6. I tried some fried alligator meat in Brazil, hehe. :P

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    1. CK: ooooh ... eat you later, alligator! :D

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  7. ewwwwwwww puke puke :P

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    1. Ciki: *hands you a barf bag* heheh :D

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  8. tis supposed to be an aphrodisiac. Are you feeling hornier Sean? As in, more than normal. :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, the honest answer is, no. so its reputation as an aphrodisiac is misleading =)

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  9. yuckie. can't believe it. . . . . . .YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! It makes my hair stands for a while.. or you can say...... er. ERECT. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!The paw, oMgeeee... *FACEPALM*

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    1. Eunice: heheh, it's actually not bad. tastes quite OK! :D

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  10. I think I can get into the croc tongue...no prob at all...cose I ate double-boiled croc meat before for medicinal purposes...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, it's quite meaty, which is a good thing! :D

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  11. My my, there's even crocodile meat for sale now huh? And I applaud you for trying out unfamiliar meats.. not sure if I'd have the guts to do so myself. LOL! But I guess to start with, I wouldn't mind the crocodile roll, coz I love lor bak! :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooh, the crocodile roll might actually be the most scary one of all, since it's stuffed with crocodile heart, liver and other innards. tastes sweet-salty, heheh :D

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  12. Oh dear :( Poor little crocs!

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    1. Aly: oooh, actually i have more sympathy for cuddly rabbits than carnivorous crocodiles =)

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    2. Haha! Can't help you there, I love rabbit :) Btw, tried La Boca at Pav after reading your post. Loved it, thanks for sharing! :)

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    3. Aly; heheh, I can't resist a hearty rabbit stew either :D oooh, glad to hear you enjoyed La boca. It's a good one, true. We do need more outlets like this in kl, where the menu goes beyond the ordinary =)

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  13. Hey...I've heard about this place. We have Crocs shoes...now we can have Crocs meat... Probably with all this...will not get eaten by real Croc hor...cos we are kawan edi.. LOL! (lame joke) :-p

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    1. Melissa: heheh, best to eat them before they eat us! :D

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  14. yes I heard croc meat is one of the medicine for asthma..
    but it is heaty also..

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    1. Simple Person: ooh, i think we ate too much of it. i felt quite stuffed for nearly 24 hours :D

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    2. Yep...confirm croc meat is taken for its heatyness =)

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    3. Ulric: oops. guess i should have drank a lot of tea that night =)

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  15. Oh.My.God! Sean you are so daring to try crocodile!!!!! I would have fainted.

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    1. Renaura: heheh, the sight of the paw was a-paw-ling at first! :D

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  16. SS2, moved out from there 15 years ago ! But grew up in SS2, very familiar on the streets as I walk and cycle everywhere in SS2 ! Time to re-visit SS2 and have some crocodile meat or soup ! and that's legal ! what makes me think crocodile meat is illegal in Malaysia ? (and the Crocodile offal roll - Croc organs looks cruel and cool)

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    1. Wong: ooh, then you'll know this part of SS2, at the chow yang shop road. yeah, the crocodile sold here is legally bred, in the family's farms in langkawi and tuaran and sandakan =)

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  17. I wonder the difference between cow/duck/crocodile tongue ! sure like to try the tongue !

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    1. Wong: ooh, i think cow tongue has the most flavor. the crocodile tongue has not much flavor, but it's very juicy :D

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  18. I freaked out seing the big claw... I can't imagine chewing it! Not for me perhaps!

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    1. Cindy Tong: heheh, it actually tastes very similar to the chicken feet that's served for dim sum :D

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  19. I dont think I can bring myself to eat crocodile meat. Unless I'm served it and I didn't know what it was! LOL.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, the meat itself is OK. tastes like a cross between chicken and pork, i'd say. though the skin tastes kinda foul and strongly fishy for some reason :D

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  20. OMG! That's a foot! I'm in shock. I'm glad you tried it and not me... eek!

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, i put a foot in my mouth, that's one way of saying it :D

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  21. Crocodile! Initially I thought it was just a decor until I read on. Hmmmm I need to get someone t accompany me there for a meal. The husbter is not into such meat. He is just a happy man with fish, chicken, beef and lamb.

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    1. Missyblurkit: or he might unexpectedly fall for crocodile meat! it's a very masculine meat, i think, with a lot of bite :D

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  22. ahhh… if I had a dollar for everytime I have driven past there…

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    1. Cquek: heheh, i'd only have two dollars :D

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    1. Fui: delightfully different! :D

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  24. Err... I don't think I'll be ordering this exotic repertoire any time soon :-P Scary, that claw thingy :-P

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, yeah, it might seem a bit scary, but it has the kind of textures and tastes that would be reassuringly familiar to fans of traditional chinese food, i think :D

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  25. I shall be heading there. Croc is another thing I need to tick off my list of tried foods. Glad its legit too!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, shangri-la's chinese restaurant in KL used to serve crocodile once upon a time, but it got taken off the menu several years ago. i'm hoping we'll see more of it again eventually, since there are at least three legitimate crocodile breeding farms in malaysia :D

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, i guess maybe it would be more presentable if they chopped up the paw into smaller pieces =)

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  27. eee.. this place looks scary and eating crocodile meat?!! err... I'm not prepared for this.

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    1. Eiling: heheh, maybe someday if you're tired of pork, beef, lamb & chicken, you can treat yourself to crocodile! unless you have a crocodile phobia, heh :D

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