It has been quite some times I went “crabbing”. Yes Crabbing …. my personal terms with my gang to go eat crabs. Penang kias love our crabs a lot and usually we just BBQ it over the fire and a pinch of salt to make it taste better. That is in Bukit Tambun seafood village. But now I am in KL and Selangor area and to eat crabs are very hard to determine which restaurant serves the best. For the past I have tried a couple of it which they are famous with the salted egg yolks version.
I recently was introduced to SS2 Crab Factory that serves Lousiana Boil type that are having special sauce to go along with boiled crabs. But I never been there till I went to their second outlet after the first success one. The second one are located at Menara Felda, Platinum Park KL. A stone throw away from KL best photography spot of the Twin Tower KL CC and Menara Maxis. From far you will be greeted by a Mini Bus parked in front of the restaurant which turned into a bar that serves some kick ass range of cocktail.
Brolly Restaurant and Bar are a perfect spot to hang around while waiting for the traffic jam to subside after 6pm around KLCC area. It is not a good idea to go and waste time in the jam as which ever angle you go also will get stuck. So why not sit back and chill out and take your dinner here.
Under a roof there are several type of foods which combines a crab, pizza, fried chicken wing, salad bar and wide range of great cocktails to greet you.
After push the door, I thought I entered a car workshop as there’s an old Datsun (Now known as Nissan) car hung upside down on the ceiling. All the walls were decorate by basic sport rims gives you a very sophisticated yet comfy ambiance without the dirty lubricants on the floor.
The hand wash basin also were made from tyre and the water tap are petrol pumps.
Further in there are a wall of old black records which make the place feels like Hard Rock Cafe but they are not related to them. Just a simple and nice decor. Since I was there to crabbing, for sure I will checkout which is my victims of the night.
All the seafood mostly were air flown alive weekly to the restaurant.
LIVE snails which usually serve as escargot still moving in the aquarium.
This is how fresh the oyster in Brolly. A pop cost you RM12 but minimum they serve half dozen. It is the juiciest and sweetest oyster you can find in Klang Valley. All the oyster still alive preserved in temp and water quality controlled aquariums.
Say hi to the Big Brown Crabs air flown weekly to Brolly. This fella is the chosen one.
While waiting for our food to be prepared we ordered some cocktails and bar foods to start the evening.
This is one of their signature drinks. Beergarita (RM30) where a combination of fruit juice with beer. It is served with the beer bottle upside down into the glass. While the foam on top of the glass were actually ice blended with fruit juice like peach or pineapple. It taste very good as the juice remove the bitterness of the beer while maintain the gassy feel of the beer that resemble a soft drink. Go slow with this as you do not want to pass out with your first glass.
High Ballrus – A Japanese inspired whiskey mixed with fruit juice drink which taste more like a mocktail than a cocktail.
Keropok Lekor and house special dipping sauce
Fried calamari tentacles with dried chilli which I would vote the best bar food that can get along with any drinks on the bar.
Another bar food highly recommended is their onion flower (RM18) which is a deep fried big battered onion and dip with special brown sauce.
After all those deep fried stuff need to be balance with some greens. A wide range of special salads are there for you to choose as a starter.
Spinach & Feta Melon Salad -RM22
Grilled Caesar Salad -RM15
Fried Cencaluk Chicken Wings
Fried fish cakes
Smoked Duck Yakitori
Garlic Escargot – RM24 for half dozen
The crabs were served not long after we place the order. Their signature flavour were the Southern Bank and follow by the Butter Garlic flavour. For first timer who visits Crab Factory SS2 or Brolly for crabbing should go with their Southern Bank. Southern bank is a spicy tangy flavour sauce that best to go along with any seafoods served. If you don’t want to eat crab, you can go for mussels, prawns or even lobsters. Price are displayed clearly on the menu and you can decide from there. I would suggest you to go for the MEAT CRAB for a start.
Range of sauces : mustard, garlic butter, garlic aoili, zesty lemon, signature southern bang and jamba-jamba
For the seafoods, you can top it up with potatoes, chicken sausages, king mushrooms, corn, enoki mushrooms and button mushrooms
If you are a meaty person, there are steaks on the menu as well. Not to mention also their pizza menu that are different from the other restaurants in town.
Grilled Beef Sirloin -RM34
Thai Beef Guava Salad -RM28
A dinner won’t be complete without the company of desserts. Here at Brolly they surprise us with :-
Ribena Poached Pear, Rocky Road, Chunky Peanut Butter Granola and Creme Brulee
Grilled Green Pear Parcel
Grilled Montel Banana Parcel