When we first moved to Kota Kemuning more than 3 years ago, it was still a relatively quiet and peaceful suburb. We love it for the tree-lined wide roads that were a breeze to drive on. Everywhere you turn, there are matured trees and lush greenery. The commercial area in the Anggerik Vanilla precinct wasn’t too crowded and you can easily get parking even right in front of the banks! Well, 3 years down the road and the place has now become a bit more congested. With a medical centre and a Carrefour being opened in the area, traffic has definitely increased. What’s more, there’s now even a constant traffic jam during peak hours at the first roundabout – times have certainly changed!
Businesses in the Anggerik Vanilla area (just after the McDonald’s) have come and go. There’re always new shops coming up or changing hands… but maybe not as bad as Taipan USJ, yet. Recently, there’s this new restaurant which opened up in a corner lot that has been drawing the crowds. Yep, it’s the KK Mayflower Seafood Restaurant. Obviously the “KK” here stands for Kota Kemuning and not Kota Kinabalu!
The star attraction here for us is their Crabs. There’re not that many restaurants in KK here that serve fresh crabs, so you can understand why Mayflower has now become our favourite haunt whenever we get the crabby urges!
Their Black Pepper Butter Crabs remain a firm favourite with us…
As you can see, their crabs are huge and were definitely moving about in their baskets before they were cooked and served – superfresh! The use of black pepper is a touch of genius because this adds so much flavour and aroma to the crustaceans. Believe me when I tell you that this is a finger-lickin dish.
We also tried their Salted Eggyolk Crabs… thick cluster of cholesterol-laden yolks clinging to every inch of the crabs. A tad on the dry side… it would have been better if there’s a teeny bit of gravy.
The Sweet & Sour Crabs were just, well… sweet and sour. Good for those who like mopping up the sauce with toasts and such.
I still prefer their Black Pepper Butter version, hehe! Price of crabs is in the region of RM35-38 per kg.
One dish which we kept ordering repeatedly is their Oatmeal Squids (RM12)…
It looks very similar to the fried butter version… but in this case, somehow the oatmeal does wonders with its added crunch and taste. We can munch this happily on its own.
If you love your rice, then you would love their Claypot Curry Fish-head because this is one dish that will make you refill your rice – the curry is very addictive! What I love most about this is that the pot comes filled with an assortment of vegetables too, almost to the brim! You don’t really need to order another vegetable dish actually.
But if you really must have a vegetable dish, then I would recommend this… Pucuk Paku with Belacan (RM12)!
… or Braised Eggplant with Minced Pork (RM10) …
Actually those 2 dishes are not a good idea if you are trying to avoid carbs (like rice) because they will definitely have you telling the waitress “kah farn!” (more rice please!). Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you!
If you have more people dining with you, perhaps you may want to try their Yam Basket – I love the soft powdery texture of the yam!
We tried their Taufu (beancurd) Soup done the poor-man-version of sharksfin soup. I found it a bit starchy but then sharksfin soup is supposed to be like that, right? Save the sharks, have some taufu instead!
Like I said earlier, this place packs in the crowd and it gets worse during weekends. The noise level in the place can get to eardrum-piercing levels, so it’s advisable to get there either very early or later after the crowd has dispersed.
KK Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
2G Jalan Anggerik Vanilla V/31V
40460 Shah Alam
Tel: 012-928-0860 (Sam Tee)