Alaskan King Crab Festival at Red Star Seafood Round 2

Round two of Alaskan king crab and a lot of herbal tea afterwards. I already had king crab at Red Star in Richmond earlier in the week and for our second time, we ordered a combo meal instead of only a crab. I thought that the combo meal had more variety and was more filling compared to just a straight up king crab. The crab was smaller this time compared to our first one since the combo meal also came with other dishes.

More: Read about the first time I’ve had King Crab in Vancouver – 3 ways of eating the crab.

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We started off with a Pork, Pumpkin and Fish Maw Soup. There was barely any MSG with only the sweetness from the pumpkin and the meaty pork flavours in the soup. Very simple with little oil in the soup.

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Fish maw is really good for your skin. I ate plenty of that and the pork was juicy and soft.

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The second thing we had was Braised Mushroom and Sea Cucumber with Broccoli. This was the first time I’ve had sea cucumber and I was never fond of this thing since I see them whenever I scuba dive. It almost tasted like gelatin with rough ripples and bumps.

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Next was Chiu Chow Duck right before the crab. The duck was juicy, full of meat with little fat. The meat was moist and the skin was crispy with a tint of saltiness and sweetness to it.

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Once again, the delicious Steamed King Crab Legs with Garlic was served. The legs were thinner than the crab we had last time and also less meaty. Since we ordered a combo, the crab was smaller and there was only so much we could finish. The crab juice and the sauce in this dish was used to fry noodles later.

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The massive Alaskan king crab head was steamed along with the legs. Compared to the bake rice we had last time, there was nothing to eat in this one since big crabs don’t have much edible parts in their head.

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Balancing out the meal, steamed vegetables were served in a clear soup base for a simpler taste in our meal.

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Similar to our last king crab meal, we also had Stir Fried Crab. I found that this stir fried crab was much drier than the one I had last time. Since we weren’t fans of the stir fried crab, it was perfect that it came in a smaller portion.

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Lastly, the crab juice in the steamed crab legs were thrown into frying egg noodles. Everyone only had one bowl of noodles so I wasn’t too happy with so little. The juice was rich, natural and flavourful giving this dish a delicious all natural taste of the ocean, I definitely wanted more.

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