Shanghainese Hairy Crabs Indulgence at Shanghai JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

SHANGHAI Restaurant, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Having a refine Shangainese dinner at the Shanghai Restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur can be an superb experience filled with taste and flavours. A restaurant that brings us the culinary masterpiece from Shanghai omce touted as the “Paris of the East” truly exciting. This stylish Shanghainese restaurant has it’s elegant in taste which stands out so well with comfort. It was beautifully decorated with classic looked. Easily at a glance of detailed carving of dragon and phoenix motifs on it furnitures while antique lacquered Chinese folding screens occupied as the centre piece of the dining room. Elegant and classic.

Shanghai, the restaurant itself is headed by two exciting and well experienced master chefs from Hong Kong, Chef Wong Wing Yeuk and dim sum Chef Kwok Kam Hung. Together, they have created more than 100 dishes that chowcase the vibrant and distinctive flavours of Shanghai.

Hairy Crab1
Hairy Crab

During this time I was at Shanghai Restaurant to try out their exquiste hairy crabs. Autumn in China is the perfect season to indulge it’s fresh water hairy crabs as it is the time when the crabs are at their peak, most succulent and delicious. It is made available only from the ninth to eleventh months in the Chinese lunar calender. I was told here at Shanghai Restaurant, all the hairy crabs are specially flown in from Shanghai, China and awesome creation of dishes are served. Steamed Shanghainese Hairy Crab, Braised Superior Shark’s Fin Soup with Hairy Crab Meat and Roe, Fried Bamboo Fish Fillets with Hairy Crab Meat and Roe, Steamed Shanghainese Dumplings with Hairy Crab Meat and Roe, Sitr-Fried Flat Glass Noodle with Hairy Crab Meat and Roe and the dishes goes on . . . awesome dishes on the menu. Well thought and superbly crafted.

Shanghai Hairy Crab
Steamed Shanghainese Hairy Crab

They were well plated onto the serving plate and the orangy colour was so intensified. I had the hairy crab shell filled with rich golden orangy roe and it was turly exciting indeed. Lovely.

Hairy Crab
Steamed Shanghainese Hairy Crab Roe

Ginger Tea
Ginger Tea

As indulging the hairy crab, it has a strong cooling effect to the body and therefore drinking the ginger tea will able to balance off the effect with warmness to the body system. In fact I do like the taste of the ginger tea served here at Shanghai Restaurant.

preparing Hairy Crab
Preparing The Feast of Steamed Cooked Hairy Crab

The preparation of the steamed cooked hairy crab feast can be very exciting. They were carefully de-shelled and placed on our plate for comfort eating. we were truly spoilt over such a feast. A sign of pure luxurious.

Cold Jelly Fish
Cold Jelly Fish

As to start off the dinner , came a few plate of entrements. One was the gorgeous crunchy cold jelly fish. It was light and full of texture. As a lover of cooked jelly fish, I was full intrigged with this dish as it was light and was very tasty. It was truly an old timer that can charm it’s guests, it was truly good.

Vegeterian Mock Duck
Vegeterian Mock Duck

Then came running over was this vegeterian mock duck dish with full of simplicity and yet captured the heart of it’s guests without any effort. Crisp and flavourful. Definitely a light charming snack.

Deep Fried Vegeterian Eel
Deep Fried Vegeterian Eel

This strange dark dish eas placed in front of me and accidently I had a taste of it. It was powered with flavoured and great texture. It tasted like eel but it was not buit it definitely had me for a delighted surprised. I was truly pleased with it.


  • November 18, 2010 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    wow…hairy crabs…yum yumm…wondering if it same as the ones at King Crabs
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  • November 18, 2010 - 10:49 pm | Permalink

    The crab really need a big shave! hahahaha

    Those roe are making people drool!
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  • November 19, 2010 - 1:42 am | Permalink

    weeeee~~ hairy hairy crab!!! It’s just irresistible!!!
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  • November 19, 2010 - 10:24 am | Permalink
  • November 19, 2010 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    the hair crab look a bit scary huh but who care, it’s delicious!!
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  • November 19, 2010 - 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Love the siew long bao and stir fried beef!
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  • November 20, 2010 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    The food looks good!
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  • November 21, 2010 - 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE THE DEEP FRIED EEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3
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  • November 21, 2010 - 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Yikes! The first pic! The crabs are looking at ME! @_@
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