From the counter of Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab Restaurant

Little disappointing

From the counter of Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab Restaurant
From the counter of Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab Restaurant

Damo and I were looking for somewhere to eat tonight. Although we’d pretty much chosen to go to Spice I Am, we were distracted on the way by Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab. It’s located above the Triple A Hotel in Surry Hills, and is one of those places we’ve both passed on many, many occasions, but have never bothered to visit before.

Since we’ve eaten before at Spice I Am, we decided to give Harry’s a go.

The first thing you notice as you walk upstairs – aside from the cute waiters – is the slight BBQ King feel about the place. It’s upstairs. It’s busy.

Lots of tables of large groups of people. There was a birthday table not far from us. Next to us was a table of certified uber-geeks. All but one of them was drinking water and the conversations was decidely nerdy. At the end of the night the drinker announced he was going to a pub in Pyrmont, while the rest were presumably going home to code or play WOW. There was just one couple.

We thought the menu was a little over-priced, and there was a tendency by the wait staff to up-sell. Having decided the crab meals – 1.6 and 2.6 kilograms (that’s a lot of crab) – we settled on sang choy bow and Peking Duck. They were okay. Nothing special. And nothing like the Peking Duck I enjoyed in Peking (derr) or even in Chinatown in Sydney. A little disappointing.

Maybe if we’d eaten the crab. it might have been better? Or maybe we should have gone to Spice I Am. Ah well. Never mind. The conversation was good.

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