Happy Saturday everyone :) So glad it’s the weekend! Finally get some time to myself and do what I love most BAKE and BLOG hehe I’ve realised since my whole family is in HK and working full time… I find that I don’t have much time to myself anymore :P and as much as I LOVE seeing Mr Bao everyday… I miss my girls night out hehe
That’s why I was SUPER excited when Julie (I Dream In Chocolate) suggested an all girls crab feast at Omah’s Malaysian Restaurant in Hawthorn. Being a Melbourne food blogger, I am a little embarrassed to say, but I hadn’t heard of Omah’s before and didn’t know they were so well known for their CRABS! Anyhow, so through a few email back and forth ~ four hungry food bloggers (Julie, Lianne, Peach Water and me) got together at Omah’s on a wet and cold Friday night hehe
Omah is actually the Malaysian way of saying ‘Grandmother’ and they have definitely tried create a traditional and homely-feel to their restaurant, with the red lanterns and the wooden chairs and tables ~
LOL I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw that Omah provides all customers with a paper ‘bib’, so customers don’t get sauce all over their tops :) Very considerate and the girls and I did have the conversation that we would NOT go crab eating on a first date :P
Julie is so organised, she has called before-hand to preorder two crabs but she did have a request lol she WANTED the Salted Egg Crab. I was glad she wanted the Salted Egg Crab because that was one of the crabs I wanted too ~ and it was SO delicious! It was a relatively large crab and all parts of the crab was coated in this glorious salted egg mixture! Sorry if I’m exaggerating, I haven’t had salted eggs for a long long time, as they are harder to find in Melbourne hehe :)
The next crab we got was the Chilli Crab :) Which seemed the most appropriate since Omah’s is a Malaysian restaurant and I know from my Malaysian friends (you know who you are QQ ~) that they love their chilli! And I do too, I use to be able to take much chilli, but I’ve really grown to like spicy food and now it’s the spicier the better! Once again the Chilli Crab didn’t let us down, the crab was served in this an abundance of chilli eggy sauce. It wasn’t as spicy as I expected it to be, however, given that we are in Australia and I know not every can handle the heat it was the right amount hehe
We then ordered some veggies to make it a more balanced meal ~ what more authentic than to get the Balecan Kang Kung hehe for those are not familiar with balecan it is a spicy chilli prawn paste and kang kung is also known as water spinach. It was stir fried together, providing a spicy and fragrant smell :) YUM!
Because we left the boys at home, we didn’t really need to order any more ‘carbs’ and totally filled up on protein in the crabs :) but just like Julie, this time I requested hahaha actually more like DEMANDED that we HAVE to get dessert ~ so glad the girls agreed hehe
We went with the Mixed Dessert for two, as you were given the choice of 3 types of desserts from their menu, once again we went for the more Asian desserts – coconut crepes, tapioca pudding and the pandan sago served with vanilla ice cream.
The winner of the three~ the crepes were nice and soft, and the toasted coconut filling just made it the most coconutie flavour :)
This was an unusual tapioca pudding, I’m pretty sure it was steamed, and gave it a unique chewy yet spongy texture ~ it was a little bland for my liking but Peach Water really liked it and wants the recipe for it :)
I’ve always liked pandan sago pudding, but I think the sago was overcooked and hence, was a little too soft, and the palm sugar syrup lacked some flavour. Unfortunately, not the best pandan sago I’ve had in Melbourne.
Definitely a great night with the girlies and really enjoyed the crabs here at Omah’s it’s an added bonus when there’s a voucher in the Entertainment book hehe thanks Lianne for letting us use hers ~ would recommend anyone who’s craving crabs to try Omah’s for their affordable and yummy crabs!