Sun Sui Wah (Alaskan King Crab Fest 2014)

Alaskan King Crab season seems to be getting shorter and shorter every year in Vancouver. I think I’ve heard it’s because most of the catch winds up going to fuel the huge market in China.

Sun Sui Wah is usually our go-to place for King Crab as they do a pretty decent job (check out our post from last year).

This year, the price when we visited was $28.80/lb which wasn’t too bad because it was the same price at T&T (and at least they cook it for you at SSW). The prices might drop a little further but it’s always a gamble because you don’t know when the season will be over.

We started out with an order of Peking Duck. The duck here is usually good but I think they forgot our order of duck lettuce wrap because we had to remind them about it (see below).

Interestingly, it was the Lobster with E-Fu Noodles in Cream Sauce that I think was on the expensive side. The 2.5lb Nova Scotia lobster dish came out to $75. That being said, I still think this is the best way to enjoy lobster.


The main reason for our visit came out next… the Alaskan King Crab.  First prepared by simply steaming with garlic and green onions and then the knuckles deep fried in spicy seasoning.  Our 8.5lb crab was the perfect way to celebrate National Crabmeat Day.


For our veggies, we ordered pea tips stir-fried with garlic and snow peas with shrimp, mushrooms and black fungus.

The third crab dish was the baked rice with Portuguese sauce served in the carapace.


Here’s our Duck Lettuce Wrap which seemed to be on the small side.  I’m thinking that they must have forgotten about our dish and had to quickly put something together because usually it’s a bigger dish.  That being said, the filling was meaty.

Lastly, we ended our meal with Baked Tapioca Pudding.  It’s always a good idea to pre-order this dish because they only make a certain number of these and they run out quickly.


Make sure you don’t miss out on the Alaskan King Crab this year!

3888 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

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Posted on March 9, 2014, in Chinese, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Looks amazing! Do you know if they have a set menu for the king crab though? Cos I thought the restaurants will usually have a 10 course menu. Thanks 🙂

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