Summer Specials @ Crazy Fish, Solaris Mont Kiara

August 16, 2014

As the seasons change, we return to Crazy Fish, where the one-of-a-kind seafood selection flown into Malaysia from South Korea for summer has evolved slowly but steadily since our springtime visits. Earlier entries on Crazy Fish: May 18 & May 20.

Baby octopus remains a mainstay of Crazy Fish's menu; besides the popular sannakji & pan mee preparations, it's now also available in a light soup with veggies (RM40) that tastes pretty pleasant & wholesome in the manner of East Asian clear broths.

Feeling crabby? Crustaceans from Korean waters can relate; not the fabulously fleshy sort, but no lack of juices in them.

Frogfish, regarded by some as the ugliest fish in the ocean. At Crazy Fish, the much-maligned frogfish is chopped up & broiled in a gargantuan, spicy serving (RM80). The fish is meaty & tender, though it seems to have bones sticking out in weird places.

The remainder of the thick sauce from the frogfish platter is fried up with rice in a recipe that's Korea's close cousin to paella.

Sea squirts? Creatures from Crazy Fish's tanks, also known as 'sea pineapples,' another uncommon offering in KL.

Some claim this stinks of ammonia, others say it reeks of iodine, with a pungent brininess to make some flee for oysters.

Halibut's reasonably enjoyable, with a pleasant chewiness & crunchiness in parts.

Request the banchan side dishes if necessary ...

... especially if they include Korean cockles (which taste kinda like mussels, maybe).

Crazy Fish
9-G, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Daily for lunch & dinner (until 2 a.m.), except the first Monday of each month. Tel: 03-6211-7313

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