Friday, September 12, 2014

Joanne's Birthday Celebration 2014 @ Dancing Crab

Today i meet up with Joanne to celebrate her birthday and we checked out the current ever popular Louisiana style of seafood.

You most probably would have heard or tried a couple of the popular names like Cajun King, Full of Crab, Crab in a Bag etc.

Today we headed down to Dancing Crab which was under Tung Lok. I must say, with the Tung Lok's endorsement, it sips in an element of trust.

and being a birthday celebration, i bought a balloon and got the server to pass it to Joanne right when she arrives...

and its star shaped because just yesterday over our conversation, she was just telling me she likes star shapes over a chanel ring. The friendship with Joanne is nice and sweet. It can be totally random and over watsapp but we keep in touch. Over very random stuff. And i like that.

Happy Birthday Joanne!

and her present was a Fushia Pink VS passport holder. Something that i think is very her!


We ordered Crab Cakes to share...

Joanne felt the crab cakes were good. i found it ok, i didn't think it was superb, maybe i prefer a more crab-ish taste or chunkier meat. But i spoke to Bernard about it at a later point, he thought it was good too. I liked the sauce though.

we also ordered a lobster in their crab sauce....

That was superb! The size was just right, the sauce was yummy and the meat was succulent. Thumbs up! and btw, Lobster is IN. haha

we actually also went for one of their Combo (S$80) which comes with a Sri Lankan Crab, 300g prawns, 250g mussels, potatoes, corn and sausages....

And as you already know, its served in a big plastic bag and you are expected to use your hands and dig in.

I liked the idea it was Sri Lankan crab. I guess my previous experience at Cajun King on the dungeon crabs left a bad impression so i wasnt that adventurous in terms of the choice of crab. The dungeon crab we had previously at Cajun King was skinny and hairy, not much meat yet very expensive. So if you ask me, im happy that they have Sri Lankan crab cooked in the louisana style of sauce.

The crabs included in the bag were really big and succulent as well.

We chose the mild spicy Dancing Crab Signature sauce. I pretty liked it. It was not too spicy and had some tomato taste. I think its pretty good!

we also ordered some Oysters to share...

THE OYSTERS ARE CRAZY AWESOME! They are BIG AND FRESH! crazy good! Makes you want to go for seconds! and it appears it's not just me, had conversations with my cousin Wendy and my Bernard subsequently on different occassions about Dancing Crab and they both agreed the Oysters created an impression. It will make you want to go back for more!

and because we didnt have any carb, we ordered a Cod fish and chips as well. It was really yummy too and i loved their sauce.

And after conversing with the server, we decided to give his recommendations a try, to try this stone crab that he assured me it's defnitely sweeter and more meaty than the dungeon crabs i tried previously at Cajun King...

I must say the stone crab was indeed pretty good. The meat was tough and went well with the sauce!

By the way, ought to have a disclaimer that its not that Cajun King was not nice. I totally loved their calamari but maybe i didnt order the right kind of crab, i didn't enjoy the seafood bits as much.

Overall i must say it was a good meal! And i probably forgot to take pictures of our drinks but they have a lavendar lemonade drink that was really good. Its very fresh and appetising with that tinge of lavendar that didn't make it taste like aroma therapy. It was really good. I will order that again if i head back.

 The staffs were also nice to serve the cake that i had previously arranged for Joanne to be served in a rather special way. They had it served on a plate with dry ice below so there was smoke and all....

The cake is a pomegranate cake in a lovely heart shape that i bought from Laman Delight's. I don't know if they are the only Russian Cake shop in Singapore but their cakes are crazy good. Always moist and yummy! Its not cheap but its just so good!

and i believe its age, haha after dinner we were both just exhausted and so there wasnt part 2. Although, a impromptu jio-ing by Quek and Doe resulted in 2 quick rounds of mj and mj typically supercedes fatigue (well, mostly). It was a nice catch up with the girls and with mj. haha

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