Restaurant: House of crabs
Location: 305 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
Ph: 02 9699 3177
The much anticipated HOC has finally arrived at the Norfolk Hotel and what better way to see my girls and get a good feed of seafood before I jet off (although I am currently typing this post en route Honolulu).
|Octopus tacos $6 each|
Starters we have the yummylicious octopus tacos! My goodness, these octy babies are out of the room with their in-house chipotle mayo. I would eat these tacos by the bucket…
|Prawn roll $9 each|
Their prawn roll slightly larger than your average slider served in a fluffy bun also packed with their in-house mayo makes it just as addictive.
|Lobster fries $12|
Lobster fries with bacon AND gravy AND cheese are totally shouting to block my arteries but who says no to gravy and fries!! Chorizo, blackbean and crab balls ($15) and the kale and broccoli salad balances it out by offering a good dose of green and vegs. The dressing on the salad perhaps could have been a little lighter but it was still finger-lickin’ good.
|Kale and broccoli salad $16|
Fried chicken ($18) in HOC wow wow wow! Crispier and with a lighter batter makes it the “healthier” alternative to your usual KFC and watermelon on the side too, yes please. Their thousand island and in-house Old Bay sauce (19 spices in this bad-ass Old Bay!) saw Cass and I double-triple-quadruple dipping our chicken in the sauces.
|Fish Bowl Cocktail $25|
Hurricane fishbowl cocktail serves two but heck we ordered 2 of these babies, after all when did we ever listen to the recommended serving size anyway…
|Snow Crab $34 (served in a bag)|
SNOW CRABS boiled and served in the no-other-sauce-than-Cajun sauce with their fatty crab meat makes this a winner for Felicia, as for not a big crab fan like Cass still managed to cave in and the Cajun aroma simply made me go high. Yep, we did walk out with exploding stomachs but make that a very satisfying one. Octy tacos – I will be back for you.