Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Specials @ Crazy Fish, Solaris Mont Kiara

As the seasons change, we return to Crazy Fish, where the one-of-a-kind seafood selection flown into Malaysia from South Korea for summer has evolved slowly but steadily since our springtime visits. Earlier entries on Crazy Fish: May 18 & May 20.

Baby octopus remains a mainstay of Crazy Fish's menu; besides the popular sannakji & pan mee preparations, it's now also available in a light soup with veggies (RM40) that tastes pretty pleasant & wholesome in the manner of East Asian clear broths.

Feeling crabby? Crustaceans from Korean waters can relate; not the fabulously fleshy sort, but no lack of juices in them.

Frogfish, regarded by some as the ugliest fish in the ocean. At Crazy Fish, the much-maligned frogfish is chopped up & broiled in a gargantuan, spicy serving (RM80). The fish is meaty & tender, though it seems to have bones sticking out in weird places.

The remainder of the thick sauce from the frogfish platter is fried up with rice in a recipe that's Korea's close cousin to paella.

Sea squirts? Creatures from Crazy Fish's tanks, also known as 'sea pineapples,' another uncommon offering in KL.

Some claim this stinks of ammonia, others say it reeks of iodine, with a pungent brininess to make some flee for oysters.

Halibut's reasonably enjoyable, with a pleasant chewiness & crunchiness in parts.

Request the banchan side dishes if necessary ...


... especially if they include Korean cockles (which taste kinda like mussels, maybe).


Crazy Fish
9-G, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Daily for lunch & dinner (until 2 a.m.), except the first Monday of each month. Tel: 03-6211-7313


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14 comments:

  1. Hurray for halibut's magic combo of chewiness & crunchiness...still haven't visited to sample their icy 'mulhoe' though ><

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    1. Ulric: autumn is coming, so you might be able to find some interesting new items on the menu in the next few months too :D

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  2. Oh interesting! Never heard of sea pineapple before, why don't you try that! hahaha

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    1. Ken: heh, we did ... the sea pineapple is the one in the photo after that, described as having a pungent brininess :)

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  3. wow, this looks delicious, the sea pineapple was special too~ XD

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    1. Happy walker: yeah, a rare treat in KL :)

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  4. Korean seehump! I would like to try that! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, wonder if you can find some dutch see hum soon :D

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  5. Very interesting indeed!

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    1. Linda: unusual delicacies :)

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  6. Now you've triggered a craving in me for...cockles, any kind. Not too fond of mussels though. Kway teow see ham for me, please. :D

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    1. Suituapui: heh, i think korean cockles could be something we could use deliciously to make char kuay teow too :D

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  7. This is the 1st time I know about the existence of Sea squirts ><
    The food looks interesting and special compared to the normal korean cuisine, the Korean cockles is a must try if I happen to visit this restaurant!

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    1. 比比: ya, if you manage to visit this place, hope you enjoy the sea squirts and cockles! :)

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