After our little adventure at the Shrine of Rememberance and Royal Botanic Gardens, we decided to walk all the way to Miss Katie’s Crab Shack and to perhaps have a little wander around the Queen Victoria Markets after since it is right across the road from Miss Katie’s. It was a long walk up which took us around an hour, passing by many landmarks, shops and more eateries along the way until we finally arrived at our destination. We were so hungry and could not wait to indulge in some delicious American or Southern style food at Miss Katie’s.
We started off with Katie’s Fried Chicken ($17) which have been marinated well with a secret blend of herbs and spices. The chicken was deep fried until it was golden on the outside – it was crunchy, tender, full of flavour and finger licking good. The blue cheese sauce complements well with the fried chicken and it was not too strong and overpowering. I may be very hungry at that time but I must admit that the fried chicken served up at Katie’s is super tasty and sinfully good – I haven’t had good fried chicken in a while!
We also shared a Chesapeake Crab Burger ($15, add french fries for $5) which comprises of a 100g blue swimmer crab cake, fresh slaw, herb mayo, dill pickle and sesame bun. The blue swimmer crab cake was seasoned well and the fresh slaw and herb mayo gave a punch of acidity and sweetness to the burger. I loved how the sesame bun looked shiny and smooth in my photo – in terms of taste, it was soft, fluffy and buttery in texture. Apart from the burger, I enjoyed the french fries which was flavoursome as it was seasoned well with Old Bay Seasoning.
Chesapeake Crab Burger
We ordered a Katie’s Low Country Boil ($25) which comprises of a traditional crab boil, Australian blue swimmer crab, cob corn and smoked kranski, Old Bay and Garlic Butter. We were also supplied with bibs, wet tissues and hammer. So here’s the fun part (or maybe tedious part?!) of eating crab – you can get your hands down and dirty and use the hammer to pound through the hard crab shell to obtain the tender and juicy crab meat. At Miss Katie’s, the crab was cooked to perfection, juicy and tender which complements well with the buttery texture of the crab boil. However, I only wished that there was more crab meat and it would be perfect!
Katie’s Low Country Boil
After fueling up with some food at Miss Katie’s, we were so full and were ready to embark on our next adventure to Queen Victoria Markets. Come during the summer days and you can indulge in an icy cold beer with fried chicken, a crab burger or a low country boil.
Man, it’s been a while but I am still thinking and dreaming of the fried chicken at Miss Katie’s Crab Shack.