Saturday, August 01, 2015

Crab in da Bag Opens at Singapore Sports Hub

Seafood lovers can now enjoy Crab in da Bag's signature Cajun-style seafood with Asian twists at its new Singapore Sports Hub outlet, in addition to the first one at Big Splash. Both are near the sea which suits the restaurant's nautical theme but the Singapore Sports Hub outlet offers a closer access to the waterfront.  

To celebrate the new restaurant's opening, the Caboodle Festival, the largest outdoor seafood boil, was held. Guests witnessed the cooking of seafood in large pots before a custom-made 6-foot boat was filled with them lobsters, crabs, prawns, mussels, clams, corn and bratwurst. I wanted to pull up a chair to be seated by this boat before digging in but alas, my hide wasn't thick enough. Moohaha.

Dining at Crab in da Bag means eating directly on the table which was covered with a sheet of plastic. No plates. Use hands. Got bibs. Moohehe. Here's the assortment of seafood presented as the Caboodle Boil (Titanic Pot $299 for 4 pax; Gigantic Pot $399 for 6 pax) which was cooked in a mix of Louisiana herbs and spices. I personally mooch prefer enjoying them on their own but if you need added flavour, there are 3 dips- Thai green bird, northern Malaysian sambal and Louisiana garlic butter. The seafood tasted fresh and were cooked nicely except for the mussels and clams which were a tad overdone. Besides the seafood, the accompanying corn, sausage and red skinned potatoes made for very good eating!

New items on the menu here include the Salad in da Bag! ($12), a mix of greens tossed in a creamy sesame dressing or a balsamic one.

Also new is Mum's Pasta in da Bag! ($16), linguine with Venus clams and Bratwurst sautéed in a sweet and sour sauce. However, the sauce was too thick and starchy for my liking.

Don't say I selfish neh tell you about the awesome shellfish. Moohaha. The Live Venus Clams with Ultimate Curry Seasoning ($21) had an aroma of spice and curry leaf that signalled of what was to come. Rich and spicy, the seasoning reminded me of a very good marsala mix. On the right, the Boston Bay Mussels with Caboodle Mix ($24) was also cooked in a tasty combination of Louisiana herbs, spices, garlic and butter.

Oh and by the way, I hear the staff here can sing birthday songs in 8 different languages! Poweeer.

Thank you, the good ol' Food News PR team for having me over. ;)

Crab in da Bag
Water Sports Centre
8 Stadium Walk
Opens: Tuesday to Friday 4pm to 11pm
            Saturday to Sunday 12pm to 11pm
Closed: Mondays
Tel:  6384 3511

Chew On This:

    After feasting, take in the scenic waterfront sights with a nice stroll down the Kallang River.

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