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Friday, July 17, 2015

Food Tasting: Full of Crab @ East Coast Road, Singapore

I don't usually travel to the East all the way from the West, and when I do, it better be worthwhile, and Full of Crab is definitely one reason to head down. Located along the stretch of East Coast Road (opposite Holy Family Church), Full of Crab is a American-styled restaurant that whips up seafood in their signature sauces, such as the cajun and fully loaded sauce. Even idiots know that crabs are obviously the emphasis at Full of Crab, that's why they have Sri Lankan, Snow and King crabs served right here.

A talk with the owner, Eldric revealed that their Sri Lankan crabs are imported on a daily basis to ensure the freshness of these babies. That's what I call dedication. Moreover, they are only killed upon order to maintain its freshness at the highest quality. Hence, serving time is slightly longer, because they had to put it to eternal sleep. It was alive and kicking until you put a death sentence on it 10 minutes ago. Now, you got to feel guilty.

Their interior is modeled after a seafood shack, accompanied by wooden furniture and panels with graffitti all over it, while being accessorized with anchors, fishing nets, and fake crabs. The overall feel was kinda chill, which is perfect for a nights out, while tearing apart the limbs of some crabs and sipping on ice-cold beer - Limpeh's definition of TGIF.

For starters, have a go at their Fish and Chips (S$13.90) - chunks of dory fish coated with a thin layer of herby batter and accompanied with thin-cut fries and homemade tartare sauce. Unlike, the classic rendition of this dish, their batter was softer and mushier (think fish nuggets) rather than encrusted in a crispy batter made of breadcrumbs. Nevertheless, this is great for sharing.

You know what's great here? There is no utensils! Hell yeah, that means we get to eat with our hands. But seriously, eating with your hands somehow makes the food a hell lot more delicious. Try eating prata with a fork and spoon. Different feeling right? At Full of Crab, make a mess like there's no tomorrow (just keep it within the boundaries of your table please), nobody gives a shit if you're behaving like a barbarian when you're tearing the shells off. Oh, they even provide free disposable aprons for you so you don't have to worry about staining your clothes. 

Okay, now for the highlight - the Captain's Choice (market price), which includes a freaking 1kg Sri Lankan crab, 500g of prawns, and corns and baby potatoes cooked in your choice of sauce, which includes cajun, garlic butter, and their trademark fully loaded sauce (a blend of the previous two and some top secret spices).

Let me tell you what. This is officially the fattest crab I have ever eat in my entire life. If any restaurant owners would like to contest this sentence, it would be my utmost pleasure to try out your rendition. What a cheap way to request for media invites. HAHAHA.

Would you just see the proportions of the pincer in comparison to a human's hand? The crab meat was huge, god-damn succulent, and sweet. Eat it without the sauce first, you'll taste how naturally sweet it is. After that, dip it and enjoy it with the sauce. Mouth-gasm. Oh, I swear the moment we crack open this bad boy's arm, the juices literally exploded right in our faces. One more thing, the crab shells were not cracked sufficiently to use the crab-cracker (I don't know what is it called), so you had to use a meat tenderizer to bash it open. Caution: Flying crab shells.

If you're looking for something to put out the fire from all those cajun spices, we highly recommend their Ciderfall (S$17) -  a concoction of iced lemon tea, apple cider and sugar syrup. This shit is the bomb and is mildly alcoholic only, good for 2 persons, and perfect for the ladies as it leaves a sweet aftertaste.

If you're looking for unpretentious seafood, especially crabs, look no further than Full of Crab. Albeit the slightly higher prices, the quality and freshness are definitely top-notched. We would like to thank Eldric for the kind invitation and hospitality once again. Chances are, we will definitely be back.

Full of Crab

T: +65 6348 8195 / +65 9725 2195

Opening Hours
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 4pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 10.30pm
Weekends: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Closed on Tues

195 East Coast Road
Singapore 428900