Seremban Baked Crabs @ Kedai Makanan Seremban

Seremban Baked Crabs

We took a route that brought us through Seremban over the long weekend and decided to eat the famous baked crabs here. These delicious morsels of crustaceans are grilled (so maybe it should be called grilled crabs) with nothing more than a simple dressing, making it the perfect food for all seafood lovers.

Seremban Crabs

The best place to have the baked crabs is apparently Seremban Seafood Village (Kedai Makanan Seremban). It looks like an unassuming stall that’s located by the roadside until you actually step in. The interior is surprisingly huge! There’s a set of stairs that you’ll have to walk down and it’s almost a cavern inside. There are lots of pictures of crabs so visitors wouldn’t miss what they’re all about.

Soup Lala

Soup Lala (RM 15)
This is the clams people in Peninsula Malaysia love. It’s done in a “soup” (technically a light broth) so the molluscs can shine. I like how Seremban Seafood Village do the catch justice by applying light and easy cooking methods so as not to overpower the natural taste.

Salted Egg Fried Sotong

Salted Egg Fried Sotong (RM 25)
This is Chinese style calamari – the batter is mixed with salted egg so there’s a natural seasoning. We got this for the kids. I thought the batter didn’t stick very well to the squid but then this place is more known for their crabs.

Season Pea

Season Pea (RM 15)
I think a hungry person started grabbing at the shoots before my better half could take a photo. smirk This is the obligatory vegetable dish.

Fried Soo Hoon

Fried Soo Hoon (RM 15)
This is the carbohydrate to fill everyone up coz some people didn’t want to have rice. We had this in the late evening for an early dinner after lunch in Melaka and tea at Klebang Original Coconut Shake so we were still quite full.

Baked Crabs

Baked Crabs (RM 210)
This is the famous Seremban baked crabs! It costs RM 70/kg and we had 3 kilograms. This plate holds 2 kilograms alone. We started picking at the crabs and decided we wanted more so we ordered another 1 kg. Our hands were all sticky then so we didn’t take a photo of the second batch. You should always order smaller batches and add-on since it’s a lot nicer when it’s hot and turnaround is fast. The nice thing is that they try to serve the crabs looking like how they should – it’s just quartered and assembled back. The black stuff sticking to the crab is caramelized soy sauce and it goes very well with the fresh crabs.

Seremban Seafood Village

The whole meal cost RM 330.10. I was a little surprised by the amount coz I didn’t have much cash on me but luckily it was enough to pay for the meal. The place also charges for incidentals like wet towels and “tidbits” (deep fried wonton skins served before the meal) but the actual price for the crabs is quite reasonable considering big head prawns are RM 200 per kg in some places. It’s good, I’ll go again for the baked crabs if I’m in Seremban.

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18 thoughts on “Seremban Baked Crabs @ Kedai Makanan Seremban

    • Yeah, the baked crabs are awesome! :)

      We had 3 kg of crabs and smaller dishes for the rest, it was for an early dinner. The crabs here are famous and they deserve the reputation.

    • Yup, I just was worried coz I didn’t have much cash on me! :)

      I wanted to pay by credit card but they didn’t have it which I thought was strange coz bills at seafood places can run quite high.

  1. I love to eat crabs but very lazy to get my fingers dirty so no crabs for me. Food looks delicious and price ok like you say, crabs are this price.

    • Ah, you can wash your hands later! :)

      They got liquid soap just for that. I love to eat crabs and lobsters and other shellfish. I like the taste, it’s soooo good.

  2. Yummmmmm!!!! Sure looks like seafood heaven! Haven’t had baked crabs for so long now, had those once in Kuching. Was RM65 a kg then, at least 10 years ago, dunno the current price now.

    • Yeah, me too! :)

      I’ve had baked crabs in Selangor/KL before, it was really baked, not grilled, just baked without any sauce and it was naturally sweet. Couldn’t find it again though.

    • Yup, mine too dear! :)

      Should have picked the shells for you then only one of our hands would be hurt. I have to open durian anyway so might as well be me. Haha.

  3. there is this one soup in kuching.. sa bai soup.. looks like lala soup also.. very niceeee ler.. friends recommend to try it at Muara Tebas seafood… not sure if it’s seasonal though..

    • I’ve been to Muara Tebas before too! :)

      I’ve never had sa bai soup before though, or maybe I have and I didn’t know it was called by that name. Kuching has a few nice seafood places, used to go to Buntal a lot too.

    • Yup, I agree! :)

      It’s good in a lot of things, had a salted egg molten lava cake and it was awesome! The salted egg replaces sea salt in salted caramel preparations too.

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