Omah’s Malaysian Restaurant
136-138 Rouse St
(03) 9676 9918
Growing up, seafood has always been prominent on the table. I wish I could say the same for my table. I’m not big on buying fresh seafood myself as I seem to have inherited my dad’s high standard for quality but not his ability in which to pick said fresh seafood. Drats.
Mud crabs was a frequent visitor to the table. One that came, but only left in pieces, of course. It was a weekend treat and boy do we love our crabs. The four of us could devour up to 6-7 crabs over one dinner. No joke.
But since coming to Aus, my mud crab eating chances have shrunk to virtually none. Being a poor student meant not being able to pay the incredibly high prices mud crab demands in this country. (It’s seriously not that expensive back home!)
Then came Omah’s.
Omah’s came as a “let’s go!” recommendation from K. I love K’s recommendations. She knows what I love so well that her recommendations are always a big hit with me. Omah’s was no different.
Omah’s is a little far out. Port Melbourne isn’t a place I normally frequent. In fact, I’ve only been there once. But for good crabs, you bet I’ll travel!
If it had been up to me, we’d have only just crabs. Who needs carbs? But it wasn’t, so a plate of Mee Goreng came rolling out of the kitchen. Probably a good thing too because everyone was dying from hunger and the crabs would take awhile to come. So the Mee Goreng was a really good starter.
Sweet Chilli Crab! Oh my, oh my!
Fried Salted Egg Crab! Oh my, oh my!!
What can I say. Between the five of us, we inhaled four crabs. Four big crabs. I was hoping the crabs were sweet and the very first one disappointed (Please note that restaurants have no control over whether or not the crabs themselves will be sweet with crab essence) but the very last crab was amazing. Firm meat oozing with sweet crab essence. You could practically hear the angels sing.
I almost didn’t blog about this. I didn’t want to share this. Selfishly hoping that not many others like crabs the way I do, so that I could have it all to myself. Ahem. Did I mention I really, really, really like mud crabs? (And that’s the only type of crabs I will go out of my way to find eating opportunities for). And Omah’s really hit the spot. Yum. I’ll be back.