Saturday, November 1, 2014

Autumn-Winter @ Crazy Fish, Solaris Mont Kiara

As the seasons change, the menu continues to evolve at Korean seafood restaurant Crazy Fish; with winter coming, we wade back to one of 2014's most distinctive new restaurants to see what the ocean's harvest might promise customers for the year's chilliest, cruellest months.

 It might be cold outside but Crazy Fish's sea eel (RM100), charcoal-grilled for a tasty smokiness, will keep us warm ...

 ... as will its gizzard shad (RM40 for four) - firm & fleshy fish flown in from the homeland of outlet owners Albert & Anne Kim.

 Crazy Fish's Korean flower crab soup (RM100) is comfort cooking that four patrons can probably share ...

 ... brimming with roe-filled crab, plump prawns, clams & other seafood for a beautifully briny-spicy broth.

 Korean oysters prove a pleasure too - juicy & flavoursome, with fresh stock coming in regularly throughout the week.

 'One-bite baby octopus' (RM60) is one of the recent additions to the menu - it's killed at the table & placed immediately on chopsticks to be consumed whole in one mouthful by the customer.

 Prefer your octopus bigger & cooked? We spotted another table ordering this: A massive soup of octopus, chicken & abalone (RM250), which takes an hour to prepare after ordering.

 Crazy FIsh's banchan side plates are always worth sampling; this round's newbie was the seaweed pancake.

 Wrapping up with the bounty of the land to complement that of the sea, sweet & succulent Korean fruits are also available.
Earlier entries on Crazy Fish: May 18, May 20 & August 16.

Crazy Fish
9-G, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Open daily for lunch & dinner, except the first Monday of each month. Tel: 03-6211-7313

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22 comments:

  1. Fresh is certainly the word for the octopus! Its great that they have a seasonal shake-up of the menu!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yup, the octopus is as fresh as it gets :) and i like how you describe it, seasonal shake-up :)

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  2. I ship the fresh and smoky sea eel =)

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    1. Ulric: love anago, love unagi, love all things eel :D

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  3. There is definitely something fishy about this place! LOL! Very neat, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, you're absolutely right, fishy in a fine way :)

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  4. wah, i like the food, but it is way too expensive for me to eat leh~ T.T

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    1. Happy walker: it's definitely on the pricey side, yeah, but it's good seafood freshly flown in from korea :)

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  5. RM100 of taht sea eel for me.. ALL OF IT! :D

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, that's a lot of eel indeed! :)

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  6. wow, very unique! Would love to try the one-bite octopus :D :D

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    1. Ken: heh, yeah, the octopus is a unique offering :)

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  7. Ooh, that flower crab soup looks like a hearty mix.

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    1. The Yum List: we loved that soup ... it tasted of the ocean, in the best sense possible :)

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  8. Wowwwwww!!!! I would want some of that soup! From the look of it, I know it tastes awesome, crab and all.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i was initially sceptical about the soup, but i ended up slurping up all of it! :D

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  9. Charcoal-grilled sea eel sounds good, but not cheap leh.

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    1. CK: ya, sad that unagi and anago now cost so much. i remember 10 years ago, we could eat as much eel as wanted at saisaki's buffet for about RM50 :)

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  10. I've seen live baby octopus being eaten (on TV only) and it was described by the host as it grabbing on for dear life as it was going down his throat :D I guess that's why you wrap it around your chopsticks so that the tentacles can't grab on to something! But Anthony Bourdain probably described it best...these things can self dip themselves (as they're still wriggling as you put them into the dip) :D I'm wondering if I can bring myself to eat them live!

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, it's definitely not something that everyone would want ... though korean customers definitely love it, and it's part of their culinary heritage, it seems :)

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  11. I wonder why the eel cost so much?

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    1. Choi Yen: ooh, i think it's because it's quite a large portion of the eel :)

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