(Before y’all start to wish me happy birthday, the birthday is in November so yes this post is really, really late.)
Located in the centre of private estates, The Cajun Kings serves up rich, flavourful Creole-styled seafood in a playful manner. The menu is pretty extensive. Beside seafood, there are mouth-watering appetisers that help to appease the belly while you wait for your main course.
Among my group of four, we ordered the sweet potato fries, gumbo and the Kings wings. The sweet potato fries were piping hot when they reached our table. The fries were crisp on the outside and soft in the inside. Another delicious starter we ordered was the Kings wings. They tasted clean (this mean that they did not recycle their oil), well-cooked and were seasoned properly
I was very much looking forward to the gumbo. Gumbo is a southern Louisiana dish that is similar to a stew and it comes in different varieties. Some people add rice, while others will throw in beans. Tucking into this dish is always fun – you never know what you’re going to get. You get a bit of vegetables in the first spoon, and perhaps a small piece of sausage in another. The Cajun Kings’ version was aromatic and choke full of ingredients. I could easily wallop that bowl of gumbo all by myself.
Before the star dishes arrived at our table, we were each given a bib and a wooden mallet to prep for the mess to come. We have ordered a Dungeness crab in garlic butter sauce and red sea prawns cooked in the Kings’ mix (mild). The staff came and plonked two big plastic bags in the middle of the table. We opened up the bags and started going at them with our hands. And yes it was a hell of a mess.
The Dungeness crab was not overcooked and was rather sweet. The surprise was neither the garlic nor the butter overpowered the mild flavoured crab meat. We also had a fun time smashing the crab into pieces. Bits of shell flew across the table, the sauce dripping from our fingers. We had a much easier time eating the prawn. The Kings’ mix that we ordered was mild and you would get the pungent Cajun spice with a hint of heat at the end. I was happily sucking up the prawn heads which contained all the juices and spice. The prawn meat was firm and before eating, I would recommend dipping it in the cooking sauce.
Dinner at the Cajun Kings is not exactly cheap. But I can assure you that you will have a lot of fun playing with your food. And the best part, they are quite delicious too.
The Cajun Kings
15-1 Jalan Riang
Open Tue – Sun: 4.30pm – 10.00pm