Crab in da Bag review! (4th April 2014)

Crab in da Bag at Big Splash

AHOY! Welcome Aboard!

First time trying out this Southern Louisiana style seafood restaurant which opened its doors in early September at the famous Big Splash. A treat from my promoted colleagues, congrats once again 🙂

Do make advance reservation as it is usually crowded on weekends.

crab in da bag big splash

Love the nautical setting – fish net, steering wheel, safety float, blue. Very related to the industry that I am in!

Crab in da Bag big splash

Yes it got very messy but everyone was messy together, no one cared about maintaining image which was so shiok!! Get all ten fingers and palms dirty with crustacean goodness!!!!

The colourful menu

The colourful menu

we ordered our food at 7.30 pm and they said waiting time is one hour. We agreed to it and requested for drinks to be served first. However, the drinks came only 45 minutes later after we reminded them 4 times.

Tower of lager, CiDB Wings. Fried Cauliflower

Tower of lager, CiDB Wings ($10), Fried Cauliflower ($8)

I only took a sip of the Lager which was smooth, I ordered Somersby pear cider for myself 🙂
Wings were ordinary, we were too famished from waiting an hour. omg I just realized CiDB Wings stand for Crab in Da Bag -___-
Fried cauliflower was interesting, liked the batter albeit the slight chao tar taste.

Venus Clam in Ultimate Curry

Venus Clam in Ultimate Curry ($20)

Clams were juicy and sweet, went very well with the sauce. Individual orders of seafood will come in a bag, the staff will tie a knot then flip it over and cut the ‘top’ part of the plastic: tadah, a make shift plate.

Baby Squids $10, South African Lobsters (3 for $195), deshelved lobster meat, Black Pomfret ($18)

Baby Squids $10, South African Lobsters (3 for $195), deshelved lobster meat, Black Pomfret ($18)

Baby squids were well fried to a crisp. Lobster was boiled but sauces were given for dripping in. Black pomfret was quite tiny for the price but I love the spicy sauce.  

The Titanic Caboodle Pot!!!

The Titanic & Gigantic Caboodle Pot!!! ($299 & $399)

“Caboodle” is an American slang for “everything”. I think for big eaters, the caboodle pot is not enough. And to have enough, you will burn a big hole in your pockets.  

Another look at the caboodle pot!

Another look at the caboodle pot!

The sides like rice and bread only came after we finished our main course, minus points for bad coordination of orders even though we ordered all together right from the start.

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Total bill came up to SGD 1546 for 11 pax, which was about SGD 140.50 per pax!!! Very expensive lo, thank you promoted colleagues for the treat. Maybe we should have went Malaysia to feast 4 – 5 times with the money. 

 

Crab in da bag

Crab in da Bag big splash

Overall I think the seafood-in-a-bag + eat-with-your-bare-hands concept is very intriguing, love it that everyone’s hands are so dirty that they won’t be using their mobile phones, the only entertainment will be enjoying the food + engaging in real conversation with your friends!! 

However. this restaurant really needs to buck up on their service and allocate enough manpower to handle the crowd. Come on, for the amount of money they charge and earned, how painful is it to hire 2 – 4 more staff to offer better experience for the clients.

Block D Unit #01-25
902 East Coast Parkway.
Big Splash Singapore 449874.
Tel: +65 6440 0083
Fax: +65 6440 0091

Want to visit Cajun Kings next!! 

XOXO
zibbie ♔

YSL Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012 Review, Photos, Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night is a holiday offering for Holiday 2012 and is part of the YSL Northern Lights Collection 2012.

This beautiful collection is helmed by the Creative Makeup Director of Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Lloyd Simmonds:

During my childhood I was fascinated by the northern lights – also known as Aurora borealis – with its incredible vitality and color, which can never forget in life. You inspired me to this collection with exceptionally bright colors, laced with violet and midnight-blue hues and dotted with pearl highlights … like a grand night sky!

At first I didn’t think much of this palette, let alone purchasing it, because it is a blue theme. BLUE!!! Blue is a scary make up colour to me. Never fail to remind me of the 70s – 80s make up, thick painted eye brows with blue eyeshadows and red lips (like a monster). Hard to get this image of my head now, hmmm….

Tim Burton's verision (with thinner brows)

Tim Burton’s verision (with thinner brows + smaller lips)

BTW I do super like Helena Bonham Carter, she is such a talented and convincing actress!

And of course this gorgeous YSL palette which I am reviewing today is nothing scary / make up colours gone wrong!

You will get this instead (swooooons):

Promo Pic for Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012

Promo Pic for Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights Holiday 2012

Even the YSL paper bag is sophisticated.

Even the YSL paper bag is sophisticated.

The palette comes with a super bling sequin casing!!

The palette comes with a super bling sequin casing!! YAY 😀

The sequin case fits the palette to a T!

The sequin case fits the palette to a T!

ok I have to admit, this sequin casing is one of the top reason I got this palette :D

ok I have to admit, this sequin casing is one of the top reason I got this palette 😀

Open sesame!

Open sesame!

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

In normal sunlight

Violet Blue with holographic glitters!

Sky Blue colour with holographic glitter!

Sky Blue colour with holographic glitters!

Plumy brown with holographic glitters

Plumy brown with holographic glitters!

All below hand swatches are on top of a eyeshadow primer, and swatched dry.

In normal sunlight

In normal sunlight

In normal sunlight at an angle

In normal sunlight at an angle

Indirect sunlight

Indirect sunlight

In flash.

In flash.

Blur shot to show the super pretty holographic glitters!!!

Blur shot to show the super pretty holographic glitters!!!

Blur shot again, all the four colours have the holographic glitters!

Blur shot again, all the four colours have the holographic glitters!

In flash

In flash

Blur shot to see the glitters <3

Blur shot to see the glitters ❤

Mix the dark violet with the plum to get a purple colour!

Mix the dark violet with the plum to get a purple colour!

So pretty!

So pretty!

In flash

In flash

In flash // can you see the dazzling glitters?

In flash // can you see the dazzling glitters?

The colours are super smooth to apply and easy to blend. Might be a bit sheer when apply dry, so I suggest to use some shadow primer for more intense application. I wore the colours out and they lasted from 8 am to 10 pm without falling 🙂 (I don’t use any eye primers by the way, I just put the usual liquid foundation all over my face and don’t dust my loose powder on my eye lids, so there is some grip)

One of the eye look I did. Light blue for inner eye lids, dark violet for outer eye lids, plum for the crease. Pale white for lining lower lash line.

One of the eye look I did.
Light blue for inner eye lids, dark violet for outer eye lids, plum for the crease. Pale white for lining lower lash line.

Another look, which I love!!

Another look, which I love!!

Light blue for inner lids, plum for outer lids,

dark violet for out V crease, pale white for lining inner corners / lower lash line.

Half open eyes to see the colours :)
Half open eyes to see the colours 🙂

Light blue for inner lids, plum for outer lids,
dark violet for out V crease, pale white for lining inner corners / lower lash line.

Full face shot

Full face shot (I specially wore this scarf to match the eyeshadows!!)

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012

This Yves Saint Laurent Boreal Palette Arctic Night Holiday 2012 contains 3 grams of products and costs SGD 88. You can find YSL at Ion or Tangs Orchard.

I hope you ladies enjoy this super long post on this beautiful palette!! This is one of my most favourite holiday palette till date for all the girly reasons!, Love the holographic glitters, love the colours (totally changed my mind about blue eyeshadows), love the wear time, love the blend-ability and love love the sequin casing which is such a bonus!

Happy Holidays to all ❤ 

XOXO
zibbie ♔