To be frank, even though I've gone back and forth to HK pretty frequently, it was only last December that I had a taste of the famous traditional fisherman's dish at Lamma Island. As the name suggests, typhoon shelter crab is believed to have originated from a shelter for fishing boats during typhoons in HK, which numbers have declined in the past few decades.
Fu Kee Seafood Restaurant has been around for at least 20 years. According to many, it isn't at all a tourist trap, run by an honest family.
Appetiser & Chili Soy Sauce
I really enjoyed the crunchy cashew nuts, as well as the radish strips that had been pickled nicely.
Fried Chicken with Lemon Sauce (Small) HK$85.00 (~S$15.25)
Let's start with a non-seafood dish. The deep-fried chicken chunks were pretty crispy on the outside, while tender on the inside. Having said that, I believe the white meat could be juicier. The lemon sauce was pretty refreshing with its nice sweet and sour balance.
Garoupa Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce (Small) HK$120.00 (~S$21.55)
Equally zesty was the tomato-based sweet and sour sauce slathered on top of deep-fried garoupa fillet. Accompanied by lots of carrots, cucumbers and bell peppers, the flesh of the fish was smooth and sweet, having a delightfully light batter coating its surface.
Fried Prawns with Butter and Onion Sauce HK$160.00 (~S$28.75)
The shiny-looking crustaceans, having been stir-fried with lots of butter and onions that caramelised nicely, were a delight to have. Each of them was pretty succulent, having crispy skin that needed not be peeled off, at least for me. The butter sauce was finger-licking good without being sickeningly rich.
Fried Crab in Typhoon Shelter Style Seasonal Price
I'm not sure of the exact weight of the crab presented on the table, but I suppose it was around 1 kg, which price tag was HK$280.00 (~S$50.30) at that point in time. I really enjoyed the cooking style, involving savoury bits of garlic, chili and spring onions. The crab was of adequate freshness, but I actually had a higher expectation of it. Still, the flesh was enjoyably sweet.
Pika's advice: The owner recommended the deep-fried calamari that afternoon, but since one of my BFFs doesn't eat the said seafood, we didn't order it. You may want to give it a try. Hung Shing Yeh Beach on Lamma Island is probably the beach that I frequent the most in HK.
Below is just a shot of Yung Shue Wan before I took the ferry back to HK Island.
Fu Kee Seafood Restaurant
9-10 First Street
Sok Kwu Wan
(Opening hours unknown - Anyone knows?)
*Prices quoted are subject to 5% service charge.
Have a nice meal,