There are a lot of crabby spots in Penang but not many are as playful as Crab B (螃蟹哥哥), a brand that has been anchored in concrete at Petaling Jaya, Selangor. This new spot at Butterworth (adjacent to Chung Ling Butterworth) is an extended branch in northern Malaysia. It's the perfect spot for adventurous foodies to ditch the conventional ways of eating crabs, instead of the usual baked Crabs or Malaysians' favorite Sweet and Sour Crabs, Crab B churns out funky flavors like Oreo Cheese, Musang King Durian Cheese, Milo Butter, Honeydew Sago or Honey Lemon Crab. But apart from these imaginative-playful flavors, the Chinese stir-fry dishes are promising and safe. Price points are middle-high but they provide good quality in return, the Crabs are selling at Rm 158 per kg but only XL sized Crabs are available (they do not serve small Crabs).
Milo Butter Crab Milo 奶油蟹 (Rm 158/ kg)
Deep Fried Man Tou 炸馒头 (Rm 5)
2012- Deep Fried Yam + Chicken + Pork 突破2012 (Rm 30)
Steamed Free Range Chicken with XO Wine XO蒸菜园鸡 (Rm 38/ half bird)
Stir Fried Kai Lan and Black Fungus with Chinese Yellow Rice Wine 黄酒芥兰 (Rm 18/ small)
Though Milo and Butter may be some odd combinations for Crabs but the final product turned out to be decent. It resembled flavors like "Nestum Prawns", it was buttery creamy with a hint of Cacao. If you wonder whether it was sweet or savory, it was savory with a mild sweetness but the Milo element was not quite apparent. Crabs on the other hand, were fresh and succulent. The shells were cracked so enjoying the crustacean would not be much of a hassle. While the Crabs passed the test, we were further pleased with Steamed Free Range Chicken with XO Wine. The Chicken was brilliantly cooked with tender and juicy bite but the real draw was the savory-boozy sauce with a hint of spiciness (and various herbs like Garlic, Ginger, Bird's Eye Chilies and Coriander)... a dish that one could easily wallop the entire plate of rice! We were most contented with the quality and portion but the only setback was the hefty price tags... we paid slightly more than Rm 250 for a 3-pax lunch.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 7520, 7521 & 7522, Lorong Seri Tanjung 1, Taman Regency Oren, 13400, Butterworth, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays (starting December 2017).
Contact Number: 6017- 332 1543/ 6017-390 1230