So this is an exciting post for me!
It's the kind of news every blogger wants to have, especially when you just start out and don't believe your stats or that anyone is really even caring about what you say - or eat in this case. So, I was asked to review a restaurant on my blog. For me - that's like the biggest and most exciting news I've had all March (Maybe even 2015?!)
Holy Crab in Central, Hong Kong Island.
Holy Crab is Hong Kong's first Cajun seafood restaurant, situated in the heart of LKF. Not on the ground floor, you'll be pleased to hear, but up on the third floor of the Cosmos Building (next to Cali-Mex). The interiors are pretty cool - nautical themed in a fun, very non-serious way - the loos are pretty cool too! We went on a Monday night and although it wasn't rammed, there was a nice buzz. We were the last ones in the restaurant at the end!
Serving up all kinds of shellfish, from Maine lobster, Louisiana Crawfish and Dungeness crab from Alaska, they proudly import all of their seafood to keep it truly authentic to the Cajun cause. The flavours are big, bold and delicious.
Be warned.. You will get your fingers messy but, they provide cute his or hers bibs to save your dry cleaning bills
Here's what we ate:
I was given a set menu to sample, which had a great amount of food of - which was very exciting, because I LOVE FOOD.
Louisiana Bayou Court Boullion
'Blue crab, white fish and black tiger prawns, served with okra and tomatoes in a southern style broth'
It was a fresh, delicately spiced broth, which was flavoursome and light and to my surprise - there was a prawn in there!
Caesar Madness - A Holy Crab Speciality
'Romaine lettuce, rocket leaves, croutons served with a traditional Ceasar dressing of anchovies, egg yolk and parmesan cheese'
A trolley came along - which had all of the ingredients for a fresh Ceaser salad. The salad was tossed right in front of us. The flavours were fresh and the dressing was very light for a Caesar - which is normally rich and creamy and obviously calorific. The anchovies which they put on top of the salad I did not eat - because ew.
The result, was delicious, and I would recommend.
Then came the Crawfish poppers - which at first sounded very KFC esque - and I was kind of convinced they might be minced bits of fish in a greasy coating. ERROR. They were whole tails, lightly crumbed in a crispy breadcrumbed coating and then lightly fried. They were very tasty and came with several dipping sauces which were all super tasty.
Cajun Chicken Wings
At the same time, they brought out the buffalo wings, I will talk about these later... Underneath both the wings and the poppers were potato wedges, flavoured 'lemon pepper' and 'Rajun Cajun'. These - you might think, would be the bland fillers for the buckets. They were not. Thee lemon pepper were my favourite, they were lemony, crispy and perfectly seasoned. A real treat to find at the bottom of the bucket. Perfect with all of those sauces!
For main course, the real show stoppers:
King crab legs
Black Tiger Prawns
Also in the bucket - which were kind of like a fun lucky dip - were sausages and corn on the cob.
The shellfish was spectacular.
Star of the show - THESE! OMG. I love wings, I really really love them - and these, hands down, are the best buffalo wings I've tried this side of the Pacific.
Honourable mention goes to - the juice. The bucket juice. Yep. Herby, flavoursome and literally drinkable. Do try it.
Which brings me to my last shout out, the bread that was served with the Clams. It was just perfect. buttery, toasted and crispy - just what you want to soak up all of that yummy juice!
It looks like this:
Don't worry about your gracefulness and hand cleanliness - they have loads of sinks in the restaurant! Go and give it a try and let me know if you enjoyed it.