The Prawn and Kani

I think this restaurant is one of my favorite. My favorite specially when I am feeling very hungry. Their unlimited rice offer is perfect for this kind of situation.

I was very hungry. Two reasons for this. It was almost lunch time and I forgot to eat breakfast. I was very hungry so I chose this restaurant again.

I ordered the menu Prawn Kani. I was not sure if it was the exact name or not. The official receipt abbreviated BST PWN KANI (the prawn kani) and DRK-RITI202 (the regular red iced tea). My instinct was telling me to get this specific dish. I have not eaten this before. I was obviously curious.

prawn kani meal

I was surprised when I bit the Kani. It tasted different. It was awesome. It was something I have never eaten before. I asked the crew what was it. She replied it was a crab stick.

I got a bit disappointed.  It was delicious but not my taste expectation of crab meat. Other dishes I have tasted are far better than this. Maybe it was not their fault. Maybe it was a varietal difference. Seemed this crab stick came from unfamiliar giant crab.

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kani crab stick

kani crab stick open

Their vegetable salad was as good as ever. I love its spicy, slight salty taste and crunchy texture.

I ate the prawn tempura last. I found it flat and oily. It was coated with too much batter and the cooking oil was not drained well.

Maybe I was not in the right state of mind when I did the evaluation. I was very hungry at first. All the thing coming in my mouth seemed to be very delicious. After consuming two rice servings, I felt too full that I barely consumed the remaining tempura.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

2 Replies to “The Prawn and Kani”

  1. From the photos, it definitely looked like imitation crab meat (surimi), which is not crab meat at all, but a mix of white flesh fish (usually sole or “dapa”) and fillers like flour plus flavoring.

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