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Celebrated Ministry of Crab to Open Sixth International Outpost in Singapore

A taste of Sri Lanka's finest seafood.

Sri Lanka's renowned Ministry of Crab is set to make a splash in Singapore this July, bringing its celebrated seafood dishes to a new audience. Known as the only crab restaurant from Asia to feature in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, this will be the sixth international outpost following successful ventures in Bangkok, Shanghai, Chengdu, the Maldives, and Mumbai.

Ministry of Crab, founded by Chef Dharshan Munidasa along with Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara, is famous for its exceptional crab dishes. Chef Dharshan, who also founded Nihonbashi—the other Sri Lankan restaurant to make it into Asia’s 50 Best—has been recognised by the Japanese government for his contributions to promoting Japanese food culture in Sri Lanka. His dual heritage is reflected in the unique culinary philosophy of Ministry of Crab, which combines Sri Lankan ingredients with Japanese techniques.

The new Singapore outlet will open on July 3, 2024, in the vibrant culinary landscape of the city. Diners can look forward to the same high standards that have made Ministry of Crab a must-visit in Colombo. The menu will feature the freshest catches from Sri Lanka’s waters, prepared using Chef Dharshan’s meticulous recipes. The crabs range from 500 grams to over 2 kilograms, with the largest known as Crabzilla. Freshwater prawns, or Prawnzilla, also feature prominently, ranging from 100 grams to over 500 grams.

The preparation methods are designed to highlight the purest flavours of the seafood. Whether baked, steamed, wok-fried with garlic chili, or stewed in curry, each dish promises a vibrant and flavorful experience. The menu also includes other seafood such as prawns, clams, and oysters, each prepared in ways that complement the main star—the crab.

A key element of Ministry of Crab's success is its commitment to quality and freshness. The restaurant operates on a daring no-freezer policy, ensuring that only the freshest ingredients are used. This philosophy will be carried over to the Singapore restaurant, where diners can expect the best catch of the day. Wild-caught and never farmed, the crabs served at Ministry of Crab are guaranteed to be of the highest quality, with no small, meatless, or unevenly clawed crabs making it to the plate.

The opening of Ministry of Crab in Singapore is an exciting development for seafood lovers in the city. It brings a taste of Sri Lanka's finest cuisine, crafted by a chef with a passion for quality and a deep respect for his culinary heritage. This new addition to Singapore's dining scene is sure to attract both locals and tourists eager to experience the acclaimed flavours of Ministry of Crab. For more information, visit the Ministry of Crab.