Best Crab in Penang

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We are all crazy for crabs, undeniably the King of ocean treat that rings rhapsody as soon as the gorgeous platter is laid before our eyes. Snapping the shell, scouring every bit of it and ripping out those juicy chunks of flesh are heavenly, it’s second to none. Amidst a beautiful ocean, Penang has no shortage of fresh and flavourful crabs. Dive into these renowned restaurants for a full-fledged crab feast like never before.

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    Soon Lai Seafood

    This place is not short on accolades, among the reigning champions for straight-forward and succulent seafood. Sited in a tranquil vicinity, it’s always full of life, patrons completely ignore the surrounding, fully hypnotised  by the scrumptious spread of ocean goodness, especially their crab. The fresh crabs can be dressed with salted egg, chili, black pepper, sweet and sour, chili or butter or infused into appealing dishes such as crab vermicelli and porridge.  The most devoted ones are chili crab, where palm-size pieces of crabs are slathered with thick and spicy sauce, you would mop up the platter till the last drop of gravy. 

    Tips

    Never miss their Prawn mantis fried with nestum

    Things to expect

    Varieties with reasonable price tag

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM60.00

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    Soon Lai Seafood View restaurant

    15, Lintang Batu, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
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    046589799

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Muthu’s Traditional Banana Leaf Restaurant Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Among the pillars of Banana Leaf on the island, seeking this hidden gem could be tricky, you’ve got to scour through nooks and little alleys before feasting authentic Indian meals. After patching the pavements, you’ll easily spot patrons congregating this unassuming shop.  Live by the common rule, a mound of white rice, scoops of greens and meats or fishes or your choices filling the bright-green leaf. It would be insane not trying their crab curry, which is liberally doused with a great punch of spices that make your tongue twist. They also have crab coated with addictive sambal and crab rasam (thin, very spicy southern Indian soup). You might want to squirrel away some back home, it's irresistible! 

    Tips

    Patience is virtue during lunch hours

    Things to expect

    Best of Indian cuisine

    Best with

    Iced Mooru

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Muthu’s Traditional Banana Leaf View restaurant

    143, Acheen Street, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    09:00AM—03:00PM
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    Plan B

    Adhering to young generations demand, Plan B is another trendy and sophisticated cafe that has been sharing the spotlight with positive reviews. Their spaghettis and desserts are the best sellers and if a crab is what your palate insists, calm them down with their signature Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti. The al dente pasta is tossed in rich and creamy butter sauce, capped with crispy crab, curry leaves and splash of chili flakes for a dose of heat. The golden-brown crab has perfect crispiness and well-flavoured, binding well with the creamy ocean. 

    Tips

    Get in early during weekends

    Things to expect

    Hearty portions

    Best with

    Decadent desserts

    Price

    RM24.00 to RM50.00

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    Plan B @ Queensbay Mall View restaurant

    GF-112, 113(a) & 146(a), Ground Floor, Queensbay Mall, 100, Pesiaran Bayan Indah,, 11900, Georgetown, Penang
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    046408820

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Crab & Lobster (Seafood Oyster Bar)

    As the name applies, seafood lovers should never miss this restaurant as it exudes a whole new dining experience.Upon entering, you see voracious clienteles cracking, biting and sucking out the flesh of the finest picks of the sea. It’s the best bet to enjoy seafood, roll up your sleeves, hook your elbows onto the tables and chomp down those salacious crustaceans - piles of mud crabs, prawns, clams, corns, sausages and potatoes bathed in their signature savoury sauce. The crabs are utterly fresh, the genuine taste and moisture is well retained. Coupled with steamed buns and French fries, it’s a feast like never before while overlooking the breathtaking marina views, you'll feel like a modish fisherman on board.  

    Tips

    Used their aprons and gloves

    Things to expect

    Seafood feast in an alluring atmosphere

    Best with

    Beers

    Price

    RM98.00 to RM120.00

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    Crab & Lobster (Seafood Oyster Bar) View restaurant

    Lot 3A-G-7, Ground Floor of Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    048992828

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    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Ocean Green RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Loaded with gravies and wrestling through the shells to clasp the chunky meat can be a little trouble too. How about picking them up without any hassle and swap gravies with something rich, creamy and sexy? The oldest seafood restaurant in Penang has breathed new life into this luscious seafood, fresh crab meats are crowned with rich cheese and grilled till perfection. The gooey melted cheese just binds with the tender meat of the crab, settling for a burst of a cheesy ocean at every bite. If you prefer the classic, their sweet and sour crab is commendable too. Moreover, the long glass windows offer a true sensory treat, with spectacular views of the calm and pristine ocean, get in a little early for the sunset. 

    Tips

    Come in a little early before sunset to enjoy an appealing view

    Things to expect

    Humble and tasty dining expereince

    Best with

    Wines

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM60.00

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    Ocean Green Restaurant View restaurant

    Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042274530

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    12:00PM—11:00PM
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    Ah Chui Seafood

    People of Paya Terubong are relatively surrounded with gastronomical galore at every sight and whenever their belly begs for a taste of the ocean, they immediately hop to Ah Chui Seafood. Widespread tables, huge fans and arsenal of seafood selection of fresh prawns, fishes and crabs hit your sights upon entering. Among the crowd-pleaser is their Kam Heong Crab, which comes in a huge portion of crab masses slathered with their homemade red sauce. The thick sauce is absolutely delectable, an ideal balance of sweet and spicy, you would lick that platter clean. 

    Tips

    If you're unsure, opt for the waiter's assistance

    Things to expect

    Reasonable meals

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Ah Chui Seafood View restaurant

    1238-T Jalan Paya Terubong, Paya Terubong, 11060, Georgetown, Penang
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    0124103303

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    04:45PM—11:00PM
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