The Prince Chinese Seafood is quite popular for dim sum, but today the family came here to feast on some Alaskan King Crab.
It was my fathers birthday, so he really wanted to eat some King Crab. The prices are a bit higher now, but only by a few dollars. We didn’t do any set meals, but we had the usual dishes plus a few extra items. In addition to the weight of the crab, we had to add around $10 – $15 per dish, so our bill did end up to be quite expensive. They don’t explicitly tell you how much extra they charge per item, so we did get a bit of a surprise at the end of the meal. It took my parents a while to figure out what was what on the bill since they don’t exactly make the bill easy to read.
For dinner time, the restaurant had a good amount of people even at 8pm. Theres also a private room that you can book for larger parties too.
The Alaskan King Crab that we picked out was 10 pounds and it looked quite freaky since one set of its legs were raised. It looked like he wanted to attack.
Shredded chicken sesame salad is a cold appetizer. The flavour of sesame was combined well with the vegetables and chicken. They even add crispy wonton strips into the dish to add a crunchy texture. It was highly addictive!
Steamed Garlic Alaskan King Crab Legs was very fragrant as it arrived to the table. 2 large plates of crab legs, who could resist? The legs had a lot of aromatic flavour from the garlic infusing into the crab meat. Very very delicious.
The meat was very tender as well.
Deep Fried Garlic Alaskan King Crab Knuckles with Eggplant was very savory and I was very surprised the eggplant blended so nicely into the dish. I think I enjoyed the eggplant more than the knuckles.
Baked Alaskan King Crab Fried Rice was originally in the crab head shell, but the waiter put them into bowls for us before I could get a photo. In a sense, it’s like fried rice with crab and a curry type of sauce. I actually quite like this because the crab just gives it the additional layer of great seafood taste.
Braised Bean Curd with Pea Shoots complimented the meal well as the crab is quite high in cholesterol. My little sister enjoyed the bean curd and I couldn’t help liking the broth that it came with.
Alaskan King Crab Broth with Noodles was very very fragrant! It is made from the sauce of the crab leg dish. I could eat this all day!
At the end of the meal, complementary sweets arrived at the table. There were almond cookies and mango custard roll with shredded coconut. The almond cookie were crunchy and not too sweet.
Mango Custard Roll with Shredded Coconut was not my favorite dessert since I really dislike the sweet shredded coconut.
Taro and Tapioca Dessert was the last item to arrive and everyone was too full to really enjoy this item. I thought it tasted ok, but I didn’t like the texture and grittiness of the taro.
Overall, the King Crab dinner was very delicious, but it did come out to be quite pricey. The service was good, but we were seated in a very strange area where there would be smells of cigarette smoke lingering in the air at random parts of the meal. We were not sitting close to the door either, which was very strange.
Words of Wisdom
- Close to Renfrew Skytrain
- Free parking in front and rear
- Double check bill for mistakes (it does happen)
- Decent service
- Hit and Miss dishes especially during Dim Sum
We rate Prince Chinese Seafood:
They are located at:
2881 Grandview Hwy
Vancouver, BC V5M