Fish, clams, oysters, scallops; you name it and they’ve got it. Crave Oysters & Seafood House specialises in fresh seafood, while also off ering Italian pastas, sandwiches, tasting plates and more. Pair it with a glass of wine or a cocktail and you’ve got yourself a meal.
The year end festive season is here. We think seafood, from fresh oysters, clams in a pot to plank-grilled seabags, is the perfect solution! What more can you ask for when it comes with the perfect wine pairing?
Crave Oysters and Seafood House at TREC KL is a heaven for seafood lovers. We were greeted with a raw bar that showcases a rotating selection of fresh oysters, and at any one time there are more than 10 varieties!
An L-shaped bar provides seating for an up-close-and-personal view of the open kitchen, creating a playful and interactive dining experience, and this location features a few table options for diners as well.
Melvin Chin, the co-founder and chef is really passionate about fresh seafood and using the best method to prepare them. He told us that we’re in for a treat and he was right!
We started off with Oyster Platter – comprising of Ireland’s Tragheanna Bay and Gallagher Special, France’s West Mersea, England’s West Mersea, Australia’s Streaky Bay and Japan’s Shikoku oysters.
My favourite the Japanese Shikoku oysters and the jumbo size Irish Gallagher Specials with a strong, briny flavour and creamy texture.
I really enjoyed having the bruschetta with 36-hour sun-dried tomatoes, tangy goat cheese, resh anchovies, served on buttery soft baguette and garnished with salmon roe, caviar and a sprig of parsley. Such a great flavour combination!
I used to hate Baked Cheese Oysters because I had this perception that oysters are best eaten raw. However, Crave has perfected this dish by using a large size and plump oysters and the toppings – cooked onions, savoury cream, parmesan and cheddar were good!
Caesar Salad with a twist? Then you must try Crave’s caesar salad with crispy whit bait. The dressing is a little too much for my likings, but all is forgiven when I bite into the light and crispy white bait fish.
Cooked with cajun spices and butter, the Cajun Butter Prawns were really delicious! I can’t resist wiping the gravy clean with their really, really crispy and crusty fried baguette.
The Thai Inspired Clams is such a crowd-pleasing dish! Using manila clams that are larger in size, and infused with a really good gravy made of lemongrass, ginger, kaffir lime leaf, chillies and etc; we whipped the whole pot clean!
Do not underestimate this Mushroom Vegan Pasta as it is bursting with flavours. Tossed with button, shitake, shimeji, almond mushrooms and traffic capsicums; it was a wholesome pasta dish.
The chef did a really good job in preparing the Grilled Australian Barramundi. The fish was cooked just right – it was still tender with extra crispy skin. It goes really well with the creamy and light cauliflower puree, grilled vegetables and Italian salsa verde.
The Christmas Family Platter (RM388) is a good reason to spurge a little this holiday season. Plus, the platter is meant for 3-4 pax. Consists of a poached whole Chilean King Crab, freshly shucked Tragheanna Bay oysters, Japanese oysters infused in passion fruit gin, fried Chilean giant squid, Cajun Manila clams, mixed roasted vegetables and fried baguette; it is quite a steal!
Wednesday is Ladies’ night, where you can enjoy two glasses of wine and two oysters for only RM50. Remember to visit Crave Oyster & Seafood House for some perfectly executed seafood dishes. You won’t regret it!
*this review is by invitation*
Crave Oyster & Seafood House
E-G-09, Electric Boulevard,
Lot 436 TREC,
Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/cravekl
Opening Hours: Mondays to Wednesdays – 12pm to 1am, Thursdays to Saturdays – 12pm to 3am, Sundays – 3pm to 1am
Contact: [email protected] or 03-2110 5770