Sunday, July 09, 2006

Crab Shack

Crab Shack
227 Upper Thomson Road
(Opposite McDonalds)
Tel: 9451-9040

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By day this place is a dark and undistinguished coffee shop that sells economic rice but come sunset, it magically transforms into a brightly-lit bustling family-run crab shack.
Serving up fresh crab delicacies, this hole-in-the-wall unit is unpretentious and is solely focused on what they know best, crabs, more specifically, fresh flower crabs.

Lining the walls of the upper “deck” are photos of their family excursions to their supplier’s kelong, where they source their sweet fresh crabs. And when it comes to seafood, nothing beats freshness, it is either fresh or it should be cast away.

If you are a purist when it comes to crabs, you will be delighted to know that they serve it in KFC menu style—2 piece, 3 piece or 8 piece value meal—where you choose the number of crabs you wish to consume accompanied by your choice side of fries, corn or baked beans. Other items of the menu include crabbed baked rice, which is deliciously stuffed with fresh crabmeat and the crab spaghetti, which tasted like an interesting rendition of an aglio olio made with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.

My verdict on this place is that it is an absolute keeper. Very affordable for a crab binge or gorge since an 8 piece value meal would only set you back $21.95 and their crab baked rice is worth coming back for.

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4 Comments:

Blogger shaz said...

I may just check it out. I have driven pass this place a zillion times. I might just drop by one of these days. Thanks.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Cin said...

Gee... I truly adore yr blog. U always haf interesting food haunts.

When I saw de caption of this post, I was thinking of this Crab Shack I tried in Savannah. De no frills rest was located near de lake. We ordered a set for 4pax with Steamed Dungenese Crabs, Green Mussels & Yabbies. De presentation is almst similiar like de one U describe. Except we dine under de stars with warmers next to us.(it was Winter)

It's truly no frills dat there is a hole in de center of de table with a black garbage bag in a bin. So U simply eat & discard the crab shells, etc... into it.Of cux de shellfish was fresh & sweet!

Anyways, will wanna check this plc U recommended & hopefully it'd remind me a little of Crab Shack in Savannah.

2:41 PM  
Blogger @llie said...

I'm gonna try this place next. Heard so much about it and I've yet to make my way there.

It's good to also note that this place is opened daily from 5pm-12midnight.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just went here and it really is quite lousy. the flower crabs are just boiled / steamed kind. what's special about it? And I tried the mix combo set and its just a bunch of fried frozen stuff that you could buy from cold storage. so disappointing.

1:15 AM  

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