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.

crab in da bag big splash 6

 

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 ♔

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Poulet @ Bugis Plus (30th Jan 2014)

TGIF!!

Been wanting to try this restaurant since the start of 2013 and finally here we are! [actually was because Saveur was closed on New Year’s eve 😦 ]

Half day for me!

Half day for me! On the way to bugis

French onion soup ($5.80++)

French onion soup

What is french dining without the french onion soup? I am one who loves my soup served hot, PIPING HOT please! Poulet’s rendition of this onion soup was a watered down version of the french onion soup I had in Paris. Though they were generous with the onions, me thinks that they didn’t simmer / cook it longer enough, some onions were still tough. And missing some salty fatty yellow cheese. But for the price we paid (about $6++?), one cannot expect too much laaaaaaa.

Sautee mushrooms

Sautee mushrooms with poached egg

We were craving for some egg benedicts that day, so we ordered this dish. Very interesting pairing but the egg white was a tad overcooked, or maybe the egg just looked plain. The mushrooms reminded me of the mushrooms from Marche, just that Marche ones are usually warmer.

Sautee mushroom with poached egg

Sautee mushroom with poached egg

Escargots!!!

Escargots!!!

Now this is a real pipping hot dish and both of us burnt our tongue eating it (greedy + hungry us). The escargots were de-shelled, so no messy trying to dig the flesh from the shell. Yay to laziness. Escargots were of a decent size and went well with the seasonings. The oil was a bit overwhelming though.

The signature chicken

The signature chicken

This was half a chicken. Ok we were expecting a bigger chicken but Poulet uses Spring chicken which are well-known for being puny! The meat was very tender, even the breast meat was moist and tender, which I usually avoid eating. But I didn’t like the sauce, kind of milky and sweet? Sher loved the sauce though.

My face never change de.

My face never change de.

Signing off with my narcissistic shot ^^

Signing off with my narcissistic shot ^^

XOXO
zibbie ♔