Following the popularity of its first outlet located at the Big Splash, a new Crab in Da Bag opens outlet opens at the Water Sports Centre. Famed for its Southern Louisi-Asian (fusion of Louisiana and Asian food) cooking style, founder AP Tan has again captured our Singaporeans’ love for seafood with a fun and casual dining experience.
Located just on the banks of the Kallang River, the restaurant boasts an amazing river view of the skyline of Tanjong Rhu. Guests can also look forward to a nautical-themed restuarant serviced by warm and friendly staff. The staff are committed to ensure that both young and old alike have fun while dining at Crab in Da Bag.
Metropolitant was invited to grace the opening of Crab in Da Bag’s second outlet and were overwhlemed by the attentive staff and of course, the effort that they put in to ensure that we had fun and our tummies were satiated.
Crab in Da Bag introduces new offerings on its menu which includes Mum’s Pasta in da Bag!($16++), a pasta dish glazed with warm,thick and salty broth made lovingly by AP Tan. It also has generous servings of Venus Clams and sausages. We definitely recommend this to any carbohydate-loving individual. The sauce used for this pasta is home made and of course, a well kept secret.
Another offering would be their Salty Splash, an original East-meets-West concoction of salted egg with louisana herbs and spices. Almost every Singaporean loves a rich salted egg combination, from seafood to waffles and Crab in Da Bag definitely captures a large share of that crtowd by introducing this sinful sauce into their menu. Diners are able to choose the type of seafood mix as well. Besides the Salty Splash, there are four other seasonings to choose from, namely, Louisana Garlic Butter, Mum’s Special , Ultimate Curry and Caboodle Mix.
If you had to only order just a single item from its extensive menu, we highly recommend the Caboodle Boil which is Crab in Da Bag’s signature dish. Generous servings of Boston lobsters, Sri Lankan crabs, Alaskan King Crab legs, Tiger Prawns, mussels and clams are boiled in a flavourful blend of Louisiana herbs and spices, and served with three homemade dips: Thai Green Bird (Hint: this was our favourite), Malaysian Sambal and Louisiana Garlic Butter. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience where diners are invited to dig in with bare hands and get messy while the staff are ready to assist if “de-shelling” help is required.
The Caboodle Boil comes in two servings, a Gigantic Pot ($399) for 6pax and a Titanic Pot ($299) for 4 pax. In addition, the caboodle pots comes with ample servings of potatoes and corn to fill you up.
Our Verdict: Crab in Da Bag! definitely has hit the right spot for Singaporeans’ love of seafood and infused it with the fun factor. It offers a highly family-friendly place that is great for birthdays, celebrations and gatherings. We guarantee that kids would probably, for a moment, forget about their favourite mobile devices during the meal and actually enjoy licking their fingers and lips! Metropolitant totally loved the location for the beautiful waterfront view and the ample parking lots at afforable parking rates. The seafood was fresh and there’s definitely something for everyone. For individuals with seafood allergies, there are non-seafood items on the menu such as chicken wings and well seasoned House fries.
Address: Water Sports Centre, 8 Stadium Walk, #02-05 , Singapore 397699
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 4pm – 11pm
Saturday to Sunday, 12pm – 11pm
Opens on eve and on Public Holidays
Closed on Monday.
Contact: 6384 3511
Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT
Carpark: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Carpark L.
Kallang Wave Mall, Carpark B10 – 12
Editorial by Michelle Tan