Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Turtle Bay Resort has more than just turtles

It's been a while since I've posted, but I have to just tell you about another place we found to eat in Oahu, Hawaii. If you like seafood, and crab in particular, then you have to try this. Yes, it is a buffet, but it is not a cheap one. By chance, on one of our excursions up to the north shore, we stopped by the Turtle Bay Resort. If you've seen the movie, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", this is the hotel where the movie was filmed.

But I regress. On Saturday nights, the hotel restaurant has a seafood buffet that features King crab legs to die for... The legs are large and clean. They are plainly served steam, but that is just how we like them. You can dip them in melted butter, but they are great just on their own also.

As a cracked open the first leg and pulled out the meat, it occurred to me this is what they model the imitation crab after only this crab was real and delicious. Although I have had King crab before, they were never this large and the meat was never so fresh. This is not Todai crab.

So, if you are ever on Oahu and happen to be near the north shore on a Saturday night, this is a great place to satisfy any crab craving.