Sometimes there is just something irresistible about crabmeat… It is prized for its soft, delicate and sweet taste.
But did you know crab meat is actually very healthy…
It is low in fat and contains around 82 calories per 3-ounce serving and is one of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. It contains almost as much protein per 100 grammes as meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease…
Rich in vitamins and minerals, crab meat also contains the long chain variety of Omega-3 polyunsaturated acid which are more beneficial to our health because they can be used immediately, unlike short-chain Omega-3 found in vegetables and oils; they need to be converted to the long chain form first which our bodies aren’t very good at.
Crab meat also contains nearly 30 times the copper found in cod and 56 times that found in salmon, chicken and beef which is important in the formation of red blood cells and keeps bones, blood vessels, nerves and the immune system healthy…
Crabmeat also contains phosphorus which is important in skeletal health and development, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) which is important in the production of steroids and red blood cells, the promotion of normal growth, and the maintenance of the skin, eyes and the nervous system and Selenium which plays a key role in the human’s antioxidant defence system, preventing damage to cells and tissues – probably why when you are at your weakest when down with dengue fever, they recommend you to consume crab soup…
Anyway for those of you crabmeat lovers and to those who want to indulge in all the goodness of crabs, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing guests on a crustacean journey at its all-day dining restaurant, Vasco’s.
For the whole month of April, seafood lovers will be treated to an array of authentic crab dishes prepared with fresh crabmeat and roe to enjoy.
Available for dinner, Vasco’s will be serving a mix of robust flavours from different cuisines such as Indian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese and even a live tom yam cooking station using four different crabs; blue swimmer crabs, flower crabs, baby crabs and soft shell crabs.
Details for the crab chowdown buffet at Vasco’s are as below:
Available from 1st April – 31st April 2019; Monday to Sunday
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:30pm; RM 178 nett per person (add on RM 100 for Vasco’s beverage package which includes tiger beer, selected house wine and soft drinks).
Begin the crab journey at Vasco’s with cold starters such as the Flower Crabs on Ice, Crab Salmon Rolls or a Malay-style crab salad called Kerabu Ketam with Avocado before heating things up with a warm bowl of tom yam soup with a choice of having either the Blue Swimmer Crab or Flower Crab.
Head on over to the Chinese section of the restaurant for traditional Chinese-style crab dishes, which includes Kam Heong Crab and Stir Fried Chili Crab for diners who seek to, continue the spicy adventure. For soup lovers, the Chinese section will also be preparing a braised crabmeat soup to enjoy in a bowlful.
Try out the Malay section next where diners will be able to find authentic Malay-style Crab Curry or the Crab and Pineapple cooked with coconut gravy.
For fried options, the Malay section will be offering Crispy Baby Crab with Vasco’s special sauce on the side.
Finally, be sure to check out the Indian section for a range of aromatic crab dishes such as Goan Crab Curry, Crab Chanttinadu, and Crab cooked in Tandoori style.
As part of its Travel with Purpose commitment, Hilton Kuala Lumpur ensures that its seafood supply is responsibly sourced so that every item bought, sourced, used and served is managed in a responsible manner to help preserve the environment. For the Crab Chow Down promotion, Vasco’s will procurement crab locally to support businesses from the coasts of Sarawak and Straits of Johor.
Do not miss this crab chow down promotion happening in April at Vasco’s Hilton Kuala Lumpur. For more information on the crab chow down or to make your reservations at Vasco’s kindly call +603 2264 2264 or email KULHI_FB@hilton.com.