I made a pledge to myself, to get to know my nieces and nephews …. especially when they are still young and do not mind hanging out with their aunt.
My two nephews are now in their teens. When they were younger, I used to bring my them out for makan (eating) and movie outings during school holidays. Now that they are older, and with me traveling in and out of Bangkok, these outings are getting lesser, and more precious.
Wil, my younger nephew is now in the final year of “high school”, and is busy as a bee. I was ecstatic that he managed to slot me in for a makan feast last week, before school reopens. And that, he managed in between his badminton and tuition time slot. I was touched! An unintended feast, as it was meant to be just a seafood meal. Lo and behold, it turned out to be more than 1 meal.
From the finger-lickin’ good Louisiana-style seafood boil to sinful artisan burger, we stuffed ourselves silly. Silly and Happy, Wil and I.
I visited Crab Factory once with my friends here, but the exorbitant price was a deterrent.
I wanted to take advantage of their Happy Hour Specials, and timed our visit accordingly. But we ended up ordering their Seafood Sets, as we wanted to try all types of seafood, and also the scary Death Valley sauce.
Their Happy Hour Specials is only valid on Tue, Wed and Thurs, from 3pm-5.30pm. Dining is to be completed by 6.30pm. The setback of this promo is you don’t get everything .. it’s a combo of this and that, and we were told that the portion is small.
Their Seafood Sets (for 2-3 pax) has more types of seafood, and we like this better.
Their Seafood Set is a good deal. We decided on the XX-Large Flower Crab (RM 109++) set, and we chose Jamba-Jamba, a tomato base sauce and opted for medium spicy level. Staff advised us against making this a Death Valley spicy level, thank god we listened to her. Portion-wise, it is definitely not enough for 3 pax, it’s just nice for 2 pax.
As nephew wanted to try Death Valley, the spiciest level … we placed an additional order of scallop (RM 59++, 300 gm).
The Death Valley sauce is OMFG spicy for my nephew, because he ladled sooo, sooo much sauce! It was still ok for me, but perhaps because I didn’t overdo it …. ahhh .. the (old) age of wisdom vs youth. At least, it makes the additional RM 5 paid for the sauce worthwhile. And well, it gives you the bragging rights.
The bill came up to RM 200+, thanks to my nephew (or was it my BIL?) for the unexpected treat.
Now, this was totally unplanned. We were on our way for a cheesecake dessert at Artisan Roast Coffee TTDI … and I innocently asked my nephew whether he cares for a burger … and oops, off we go.
Unbelievable, he ordered a full-size burger and finished everything on the plate. And mind you, he chose the Ultraman 3.0, aka the Salted Egg Yolk Burger (RM 18.80 + RM 7.50 to make it a set). I read that boys grow the most between 14 and 17 years old, and they consume about 2,000 calories, in one meal. Blimey!
As for me, I was contented with my Mini A+ (RM 10) burger and Root Beer float (RM 11) indulgence. Stewart’s Fountain Classics are a premium soft drinks from United States, so I have no qualms on parting with 11 bucks for a glass of root beer float. Mind you, I can still fit in a slice of cheesecake, if I want to, after the seafood and burger feast!
Someone recently asked me, where is a “cool” hangout place for teenagers … bring them to MyBurgerLab .. I like the vibes here, and the burger is still great after all these years. At 6pm+, people started flocking in. You can’t go wrong here, and they also have vegetarian burger options.
As Wil is already in his final year of the “high school”, I commented that this might be our last outing together, just the two of us. I added that will he be really busy life after high school, and that is totally normal … He replied, “Then, I can come and pick you up. I will have my driving license then. You just need to tell me when.”
Crab Factory : Original Louisiana Boil
Add : 21, Jalan SS2/64, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : +60 (3) 7865 5850
Business Hours : Tue, Wed & Thurs 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Fri, Sat & Sun 11:00AM to 11:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Website : www.crabfactory.com.my
MyBurgerLab : Seapark Lab
Add : 14, Jalan 21/22, SeaPark 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : +60 10 369 5275
Business Hours : Mon-Sun 5:00PM to 10:15 PM (except 1st Monday of the month?)
Website : http://myburgerlab.com