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Salt and Pepper Mud Crab at Sydney Fish Market

Salt and Pepper Mud Crab

My bounty at Sydney Fish Market–salt and pepper Australian Mud Crab. I originally picked a live green-lip abalone but it was DOA (dead on arrival), but you can’t go wrong with giant mud crab, deep-fried with salt and pepper batter.

If you like Chinese/Cantonese-style seafood, head over to Christie’s Seafoods. You can’t miss it as they are the first one to your left as soon as you enter the market; Christie’s Seafoods is also the busiest one with throngs of hungry tourists (mostly Chinese naturally) lining up for their fresh catch.

Just pick your seafood–live mud crabs, yabbies, abalone, lobsters, pippies, vongole (clams), mussels, fish, etc.–then tell the waitress exactly how you wanted your selection(s) prepared, and voila, you’re in seafood heaven. And oh, at a much decent price, too…

Salt and Pepper Mud Crab

Sydney Fish Market is a seafood connoisseur’s dream come true. :)

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27 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Dave, 'LunaPierCook'

    Dang Bee, that’s beautiful! I’ll bet this was as tasty, flaky and as tender as it looks! Did you have to share it with anyone, or did you get to eat it all yourself? ;-)

  2. petite fleur

    I’m from Singapore & pictures of crabs always get to me. I hope you got to eat all that by yourself.

  3. Anonymous

    I shouldn’t have looked at this before dinner. Now those stupid little dumplings are gonna look pathetic!
    As an aside and a bit of shameless promotion, Canada does offer great seafood at very reasonable prices. Most Chinatown restaurants will have double lobster on the menu for C$30. A whole fresh dungeness(2-3lbs) is abt C$10-15. Just to give u an idea of what groceries cost, check out this website
    http://www.tnt-supermarket.com
    TnT is a major asian grocery chain, I believe also related to Ranch 99(did I get the right #?) in the US. I’ve gotten a 8lb lobster there for C$8/lb. That was a happy day!

  4. Denise & Lenny

    Ahhh, you are killing us! First the Oysters and now the lobsters!! When is our flight leaving??!!!

  5. Denise & Lenny

    First the oysters and now the crabs – you are killing us over here! When is our flight leaving???

    Great stuff … keep it coming!

  6. Rasa Malaysia

    All – thanks for your kind comments. :)

    Dave – No way I was sharing it with anyone!

    Anonymous – yes, seafood in the US are very cheap, especially in CA. Ranch 99 and other Asian stores sells Dungeness Crab for as low as $3.99/lb. Lobsters are $8.99/lb when on sale. Clams are $3.99/lb.

    Manggy – I wanted that abalone so much…dang it.

    • Judith

      Actually, my 99 Ranch down the street can have on sale Dungeness for $2.99/lb – cooked and cleaned!!! We are spoiled here in CA for sure…

  7. Anonymous

    You made me wish I never stopped living in Sydney (5 mins walk from the FM, no less!).
    Give a kiss to the seagulls for me
    B.

  8. matt wright

    looks amazing mate, nice job. I love crab, I just don’t cook it that often. Great lighting in your photos too – natural light?

  9. Salt & Turmeric

    have u been to KK? i would say tht they have the best seafood selection. some of them, iv not seen in semenanjung. dirt cheap too. well, if u convert to usd tht is. lol.

  10. Rasa Malaysia

    Matt – yes, natural lighting, I hardly take pictures indoor, unless it’s restaurant and when I travel mostly.

  11. Eat Me Outta Here

    I love Cantonese style Salt & Pepper Fried anything. It’s a great way to have pork chops, chicken wings, shrimp, and my favorite, squid. The salt & pepper fried mud crabs look so yummy. I love getting messy eating crab and getting all the meat out with my fingers!

  12. Zen Chef

    I’m so jealous! You’re in Sydney eating these beauties?!
    Would you marry me? I could co-habit with your husband!
    I think I’m easy going! :-)

  13. Keropok Man

    i love the sashimi where you can buy at the sydney fish market!

    we pack wasabi from home have a picnic of sashimi etc on the benches just outside the fish market. yum yum…

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