Kali Little is a restaurant located in the old-school area of Klang that goes by the name of Pandamaran. It is rather close to the jetty where you can take a boat to Pulau Ketam.
However, the crabs served here aren’t from that dirty little island. Instead, they’re imported all the way from Sri Lanka, which explains its gigantic size.
Apparently, feasting on crabs at Kali Little is an adventure in itself – not only is the location itself a bit of a treasure hunt, the availability of crabs itself requires some element of luck.
Don’t surprised or saddened if you’re told upon reaching there that there are “no crabs” … yet. Sometimes, you may be halfway through your meal before the live crabs from KLIA arrives. So do call in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you order “medium” sized crabs, what you’ll get are actually rather gigantic-sized ones.
While there are many ways to prepare crabs, the most popular here is their signature “salt-baked crabs”. This method retains the taste of the crabs without introducing additional flavours that take away from the natural sweetness of these sea spiders.
And yes, the crabs here are awesome – juicy, sweet, and flavourful.
To complement your crab fest, other dishes that are truly sumptuous are their mee hoon with lala, which was as good as the version at Heng Kiat. Another winner is their salted prawns that are quite fresh and delicious as well.
Inclusive of a vegetable dish, the bill for the night totalled RM281. Definitely not an “economic” meal especially by Klang standards, but it was money well spent.
Kali Little Restaurant
89, Jalan Pandamaran Jaya 2
42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.010704, 101.424395
Tel: 012-271 4444
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com