Having seen big king crabs in Santiago and resisting to order them since they hail from Patagonia and that is going to be our next destination after Santiago. Finally got to taste this beautiful crustracean in La Cucina on our first day in Punta Arenas. The meat was so sweet and of the perfect temperature, every bite was heavenly. It doesn't need any lemons or aioli (although provided). The salad on the side adds a unique contrast of crunch, some bitterness from the greens and acidity from the salad dressing. Underneath the 3 crab leg meat pieces, it's all crab meat!! All for US$13 only, what a steal.
Other amazing king crab dishes are this beautiful king crab sandwich and king crab pie (chupe), at the Restaurant at the Singular Hotel, where we stayed.
|King crab sandwich - with lettuce, eggs on toasted bread|
|King crab pie (chupe) - gratin with cheese, cream|