Super Aroma Crab Seafood Restaurant, same row as the famous Wong Poh.
40, Jalan BM 1/2,
Taman Bukit Mayang Emas
47301 Aman Suria, PJ
Tel: 03 – 7880 9793
This restaurant is famed for its signature dish of Crab claypot porridge. And of course, all other crab-y dishes too as boldly hinted in its name.
Past patrons agreed prices are on the higher side (from what I ‘ve read from other food blogs), but the food must have worth their moolah spent if the crowd size is of any indication.
For me, with the prerequisite of “nutritious” and “recovery” in mind, no crabs dishes were ordered (since there are no Chinese belief that crabs aids in recovery of any sort) .
The Snakehead however, is a whole different story.
The Chinese (if I’m not mistaken, even for Malays & Thais) swears by it for its dermal wound healing properties.
Some research has found the snakehead to be an excellent source of dietary protein, and boasted a significantly higher amount of arginine ( a type of amino acid, among others ) ; an important constituent in the process of wound healing.
No fresh snakehead? Fret not, the essence of ikan haruan (snakehead) which are sold in bottles & a common gift to patients who had undergone surgery and women after childbirth is believed to be just as effective.
Now, I don’t see how all this applies to me, but hey, it’s fish. It’s got Omega acids and high protein quotient and was – nots.
And for all ya know, all that violent coughing probably did tear/rip some tissues inside.
Claypot Porridge with Snakehead Fillets.
Min order is for 2 pax, @RM18
The murky broth whispered promise of full-bodied and rich fish-y flavour. And indeed it delivered on its promise.
In contrast, the fish fillets, although fresh enough & bountiful for RM18, lacked the natural sweet taste I expect in my fish. It was rather bland, hence I ignored the fish & enjoyed the porridge with its hearty broth instead.
Here, the porridge is more watery, with each grain of rice whole and firm. I much prefer my porridge the “gooey glump” type though.
Condiments for extra flavouring if you wish.
Of course a vegetable dish is duly ordered and we had kai lan ( RM10).
They must have served us the grandparents of the plant, for it was ridiculously fibrous & not to mention OILY.
Unka had to finish it alone ;p
SC wrote a pretty good review of them back in 2008 and she had the crabs, baby octopus (which looks really sublime by the way!) etc. Check it out HERE.
Unka frequents this place for their repertoire of fried carbs – rice, tang fun, bee hoon, etc & he gave pretty good ratings for it.
That, and the baby octopus already warrants a subsequent visit in my books.
But you can be sure I’m not ordering any vegetable dish.