Even though it was not crab season during our visit, we still could not resist looking for crab dishes. One can tell from the name of the restaurant that it specialises in crabs.
Old fashioned Chinese deco, even have live Chinese music.
Since crabs are not in season, we didn’t bother to order whole crabs and instead aim for other interesting crab dishes.
Crab Meat & Roe Jelly – flavour was not strong
Chilled Crab Roe Cake – it was pretty but the flavour didn’t really come out
Crab Roe & Meat – we moved on to the real stuff…tasty! the black pearls on the side were actually vinegar to be eaten with the crab
Soft Crab Roe with Vermicelli Sheet (蟹膏银皮) – simply divine! the male crab roe was rich, chewy and full of flavor!
Xiao Long Bao with Crab Roe – very juicy! And the skin was so thin! Somehow I wanted to have scallops that night – generous portion, cooked well.
Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Osmanthus & Fermented Rice Wine – perfect ending of the night.
This restaurant has a few branches. Reservations is recommended.
I would definitely come again when I crave for crab roe dishes next time.
We made reservation at Kani Douraku かに道楽 道頓堀中店 the night before and we were 30mins late as we went to Osaka Castle prior. We were so glad that they were still keeping the room (yes, we got a room!) though I didn’t call them about the delay.
They have some lunch sets which are around half the price of their dinner menu. And to my surprise they also have kids meal!
There is crab hot pot rice in the set but since it needs 40mins to cook and we have a plane to catch, so we switched to crab sushi instead.
Fancy kids meal! Steamed egg with crab meat, crab sushi roll, crab leg salad and crab croquette.
Lunch sets – crab leg sashimi, steamed crab leg, crab dumpling.
Crab meat gratin, grilled crab legs Crab sushi, crab leg tempura
Vanilla ice-cream topped with mocha
Heard about this famous teochew restaurant for some time and happened to be in the area today. (it is close to home but we have been too lazy to go there by foot and didn’t bother to do multiple bus change.)
It was late lunch hour so some of the dishes were already sold out.
Braised meat platter
Stirred fry kang kong with fermented beancurd
Fried egg with silver fish
Chilled crab!! Crab was very fresh, crab roe was delicious and for just $22! I would prefer this over pepper crabs!
Dishes on our 2nd visit: