January 8th, 2021
Review: Crazy Fish Korean Seafood Restaurant at Solaris Mont Kiara
Crazy Fish beckons us back, this time for its cooked creations. With our weather blowing hot & cold this month, Crazy Fish promises something suitable for every temperature. Earlier entry on Crazy Fish’s raw seafood recipes: May 18.
This marine-themed Korean restaurant’s most memorable offering might be ‘sannakji’ (chopped-up octopus served with its body parts still moving), but patrons who prefer their food to be entirely immobilised can order a super-hearty serving of Korean-style pan mee soup with a whole cooked small octopus instead.
Snip, snip! The unkindest cut: Sharp scissors make short work of eight tentacles (as well as every other part of the octopus).
Easy to eat, supplying many mouthfuls of octopus meat that could scarcely be springier or fresher. RM30 for a portion for two
On blistering afternoons, beat the heat with this ‘mulhoe,’ an icy Korean summertime speciality with sliced fish, crisp veggies & kimchi paste. Not exactly cooked though; the fish is raw, sashimi-style.
RM50 might sound pricey for this, but the big bowl features many slices of halibut & other fish (sometimes flounder & more).
Fish Egg Soup
When it’s not sweater weather, stay warm with this steaming-hot fish egg soup, comfort food that’s ideal for cold, lonely nights. The perfect gastronomic response when somebody begs you, “Come out, come out, won’t you turn my soul, into a raging fire?”
RM18, something of a steal (once more, sufficiently nourishing for two customers or more), bobbing with numerous blobs of roe in savoury, spicier-than-expected broth (blame it on chilli powder). Founded on Korean flavours but tastes quintessentially Asian.
Grilled Yellow Corvina with Porridge
Something simpler? Whole grilled yellow corvina (RM15), moist but distinctively salty, with creamy, seaweed-tinged porridge.
Scallops are sometimes available as a weekly special.
Happy as a clam? A giant one, soaked in a thick, tangy sauce that proves ferociously fiery.
Sea Urchin Roe
Crazy Fish serves sea urchin roe (RM58), though this is something that the mainstream Japanese eateries fare a bit better at.
Request the banchan side dishes if necessary …
… especially if they include Korean cockles (which taste kinda like mussels, maybe).
For now, there’s no corkage fee at Crazy Fish, so bring a bottle of white or bubbly.
Or not: We’re mad about Crazy Fish’s maesilmaeul plum wine; makgeolli & soju are available too.
Location and Contact Details
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.
View Crazy Fish’s directory page here.
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