The anticipation is over! After three successful rounds of the Battle of the Crabs Buffet followed by the well-received Union of the Crabs and Lobsters Buffet last year, Executive Chef Low Hoe Kiat from Spice Brasserie is back with another exciting crab event! Say hello to the all-new Endless Crabs Party Buffet, happening right now at Spice Brasserie!
Highlights of the Endless Crabs Party Buffet
At this year’s Endless Crabs Party Buffet, Executive Chef Low at Spice Brasserie will bring us many outstanding crab dishes that are set to take our taste buds on an in-CRAB-dible journey!
Let’s Begin the Crab Journey with Something Light
Specially prepared for those who enjoy lightly flavored crabs, we have the Rock Salt Baked Crab. Baked with rock salt and ginger, this simple crab dish preserves the natural sweetness of the crab, allowing the crab’s freshness to shine through. If we compare this crab to a lady, it is like she wore only moisturizer and no makeup.
The Steamed Crab with Ginger, Spring Onion in Chinese Wine is another natural beauty. Steamed in small batches at the live station, I love that it is served piping hot because I like all my food to be hot! Judging from how every batch runs out the moment they are done, I am not the only one who adores it.
Another crab from the live station, the Slow Braised Pumpkin Crab in Claypot is also not to be missed. In between mouthfuls of its tender slow-braised crab meat, I also enjoyed sipping the creamy and comforting soup-like pumpkin gravy. I really have to commend Chef Low on this dish because he managed to convert me, the non-pumpkin lover into a fan!
Although I am quite used to seeing dishes cooked in Chinese wine, I was pleasantly surprised to see a crab dish cooked in Wu Jia Pi wine instead. Wu Jia Pi wine is a Chinese medicinal wine made from Eleutherococcus bark. Following his own family recipe, Chef Low combines Wu Jia Pi wine with dang gui, ginger and wolf-berries to bring us an unique crab dish- Wok Fried Crab in Wu Jia Pi Wine. Unfortunately, this dish fell short of my expectations as I could only taste salt and a very subtle dang gui flavor in the crab.
After relishing the lightly seasoned crabs, I decided to move on to richer flavors and dived into the Salted Egg Crab with Curry Leaves. I feel that this is an excellent dish as the salted egg flavor is perfectly balanced. Even my dining partner who usually dislikes salted egg dishes (she only likes salted egg itself but not salted egg dishes) conceded that this is good!
Time to Spice Up the Crab Journey!
If you can take your spice well, congratulations! By now, I am done teasing our taste buds and am ready to recommend you something more fiery and stimulating! Let’s all give a round of applause to welcome the Stir Fried Crab with Jalapeno and Stir Fried Crab with Asian Spices. Of the two, I find the Jalapeno Crab less spicy and more salty. As I usually dislike food that is too salty, I wasn’t too impressed with this. The addition of fermented black beans in this dish also adds to my dislike. Those among my fellow diners who like strong flavors loved this though.
As I mentioned, Spice Brasserie has another spicy crab up its sleeves- the Stir Fried Crab with Asian Spices! This one totally captivated me! Stir fried with ginger, onion, curry leaves, dried shrimps and chili padi, this crab dish is really spicy and just short of reaching ma la. While the spiciness is not numbing, you will need to douse the fire with drinks! For me, it is a must try! But I will advise you to try this later rather than earlier as you may not be able to enjoy the lighter flavored dishes after this.
Ending the Crab Journey With Classics!
By this point, if you are still up for more crabs and need some carbohydrates to balance your meal, the Bee Hoon Crab will be a good choice. While it may look lackluster, this “back- by-popular-demand” classic dish has its charms. I particularly enjoyed the umami and wok hei in the rice vermicelli.
Just in case some of you are wondering if there is any Chili Crab at the crab feast, there is! However, its best friend fried mantou was nowhere to be seen. Because of this, I didn’t bother to try their chili crab. For me, chili crab must be eaten with fried mantou!
As an added bonus, Spice Brasserie also includes one serving of their popular Flame Grilled Mentaiko Lobster (one per diner) in the buffet. So don’t forget to redeem yours before you leave! Although I was already stuffed after eating many kilograms of crabs, I still found stomach space for this delicious half lobster.
Price And Promotion
Endless Crabs Party Dinner Buffet is available from 1 May 2017 till 30 July 2017 on every Thursday to Sunday, Public Holiday and Public Holiday Eve.
Price: S$79++ per adult, S$35++ per child
Promotional Price for UOB/DBS/HSBC/Maybank Credit Card Holders: $129++ for two adults (Minimum 4 persons to dine)
This is one of the few buffets I enjoy and will return to. I strongly recommend this buffet to all crab lovers. The crabs are So Fresh, So Yum and So Worth!
Spice Brasserie’s Endless Crabs Party Dinner Buffet At ParkRoyal
181 Kitchener Road, Parkroyal On Kitchener Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3160
Dinner – 1800 to 2230
- North East Line – Farrer Park station
- Before Tai Hoe Hotel along Kitchener Road 21, 125, 130
- After Allenby Road along Jalan Besar 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 130, 139, 147, 857
- At Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 130, 139, 147, 857
*Disclaimer: This was a media invite.
Written by Denise Chua who also blogs at myfoodstory.sg.