The Legendary Crab

If you love seafood and you can’t seem to find cheap seafood anywhere, Sibu is THE PLACE for you. But do not mistaken Sibu for THIS:


This is THE PLACE somewhere in Damansara but no, this is not Sibu. *slaps self* What the hell am I rambling about!!!

Now, I said, Sibu is THE PLACE for you to indulge yourself with fresh seafood. You can get them yiu pi, yiu chi, but don’t know many or not lah! Fresh seafood is widely available in the market, restaurants and eatery around Sibu. Well, if you are a sucker for fresh crabs (cooked, of course) there is one place you must visit if you are looking for cheap ones.


Tempting enough?

You get to pay only RM17 for 1kg of crab. Cooked to your taste, you are going to have a great time here. This kopitiam is located near the Sibu Bus Terminal behind the UOB Bank. The whole groundfloor of the building block is conquered by the crab owner. The business is so good here a lot of times you can see families waiting outside the kopitiam just to grab a table to consume this delicious creature. You never know what Sibu people might do just to get a taste of this yummylicious delight.


You can have them cooked in black pepper, Mongolian style (like the one in the picture – sweet and aour), typically foochow style with egg, etc. *drools*

Crabs here are pretty much alive and kicking before they are brutally murdered to satisfy your drumming stomach. But if you straigtaway send them into the boiling water, they will shed their legs and claws and I am sure as hell that they are suffering. You don’t wanna see those suffering yummy little thing, do you? But not killing the crab before you cook them will make the meat tough and they do not taste nice anymore.

Now forget about the slaughtering scene, you wouldn’t want to know. But once the dish is cooked, they’ll serve it straight to your table, hot, so that you can enjoy this to-die-for dish with great abundance! Yes, this kopitiam does provide small hammer for you to knock off people who want to steal your crab crack the shell open to have the heavenly taste of the white tender meat of the crab.


Worry not about getting your fingers messy and all that. That’s the way people eat crab here and it enhances the taste of your crabs! Sibu folks travel long and far (if their house is located at Lanang, Ulu Oya, Teku or anywhere at the end of the town) just to savour this delicious dish! RM17 per kg is so worth it.

*Quickly check Air Asia for the next flight back to Sibu*


3 Responses to “The Legendary Crab”

  1. jun Says:

    Last semester when I was back at sibu, two of my friend form KL come visit my friends and I. I bring them to that kopitiam and we oder two plate of crab. One is mongolian style and another is cooked with egg. Is damn delicious especially the one’s cooked with egg. One of my KL friends even finished a whole plate of the crab! Amazing or not. And I was very lucky my house just located not far from this restaurant.

  2. jun Says:

    Forgot to mention, Glutton Queen you should also blog about this restaurant pig leg. It called Filipino Pig Leg, is damn delicious! I tell you. I don’t know did you try it.

  3. Clare Says:

    Jun, that pig leg will be my next post…wait lah…one by one lah…no need so kintio lah!

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