Oh crab! Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Crab to open in Singapore this July

, Oh crab! Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Crab to open in Singapore this July

From chilli crab to black and white pepper varieties, Singaporeans love their crustaceans. These homegrown recipes are world famous and a must-order for any seafood lover.

Shelling out some competition is Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Crab which is set to open its doors on Jul 3 in Dempsey. 

Ministry of Crab by renowned chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa is one of the only two Sri Lankan restaurants to ever make it into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (it currently sits at No.77). The other awarded restaurant is Nihonbashi, also by Munidasa.

The Singapore outpost will be Ministry of Crab’s sixth restaurant after Bangkok, Shanghai, Chengdu, Maldives and Mumbai.

Chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa
Chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa

Founded together with Sri Lankan cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara, the restaurant is said to be the place to go for the best crustacean dishes. Recipes draw from Munidasa’s dual-heritage to meticulously combine Sri Lankan ingredients with Japanese culinary philosophies. 

Crabs are cooked in a variety of ways to bring out the flavours: baked, steamed, wok-fried with garlic chilli, stewed in curry and more. Other seafood like the prawns, clams and oysters are also on the menu.

Garlic Chilli Crab
Garlic Chilli Crab

The restaurant employs a daring no-freezer policy, which means guests only get the best catch of the day (crabs are wild caught and not farmed). No small or meatless crabs, or those with uneven claws will be served.

Can it beat our beloved chilli crab? We’ll have to wait and see.

Ministry of Crab opens on Jul 3 and is located at 6 Dempsey Road Singapore 249683. Reservations are now open here.