If you ask me, what will be that one workout I'd like to add to my daily fitness regime then, I would proudly say, hammering through crab shells! There is something about crabs which makes me keep coming back for more. Be it blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness crab, or even a soft-shell one, I love them all!
But as tasty as they are, can we really cook them at home? I mean, it’s not as simple as making a fish fry on a lazy night. To make crabs, (and good ones, mind you) you would need 12 recipe tutorials and 5 TED Talks to keep you motivated (if you know what I mean!).
So, on the days when you want to have some soul-satisfying crabs but can’t bring yourself to cook them, here’s a list of places in Mumbai where you would find this delicate delicacy!
1. Bastian- Bandra West
Cost for 2: INR 4,200
This fine-dining restaurant is a heaven for all seafood lovers especially when it comes to crabs! The menu is curated in such a manner that each dish ties together a riot of flavours tingling just the right taste buds! From filling portions to soul-stirring delicacies, they have it all.
Ah, not to forget, they have done an amazing job with the decor! Something that you can enjoy while having scrumptious food!
We GOAT Your Back- Make sure to try out their gluten-free crab toast infused with coconut milk, American cheese, and de-shelled mud crab.
2. Ministry Of Crabs- Khar
Cost for 2: INR 3,000
Ministry Of Crabs should be your go-to option for all things crabs. You ask why? Well, they literally have every size of crabs available. From ½ kilo to a crabzilla, you will not know which one to choose! This seafood restaurant has delicacies like pepper crab, garlic crab, crab meat and whatnot! Don’t believe us? Well, then check them out yourself!
We GOAT Your Back- Have a bite of the Garlic Chilli Crab which is their original recipe. It is a blend of Mediterranean meets Japanese meets Sri Lankan food philosophy! Balance the spiciness of chillies with some scottish whisky like Talisker. Sure hit!
3. Mahesh Lunch House- Fort
Cost for 2: INR 1,800
Mahesh Lunch House is one place which has been around forever and is known for everything seafood! Want to have crabs but don’t know what exactly? Well, how about ordering crabs with a sauce of all the ingredients that you like? Something like make-your-own-sauce. Here at Mahesh Lunch House, you get to do exactly that!
Not just that, they have impressive ratings on Zomato, and should be on your list of must-try!
We GOAT Your Back- Why have any other masala fry when you can have crab masala fry?
4. Nara Thai - BKC
Cost for 2: INR 1,800
Nara Thai is your one-stop-shop for Thai food. From an array of stir-fries to juicy crabs waiting to be devoured, you wouldn’t know what to eat and what to leave behind! Moreover, the decor at Nara Thai is inspired by Thai homes. So, when you sit down to eat your food, you will literally have that intimate, home-like feeling!
We GOAT Your Back- If you ever visit this place, make sure to have Phu Nim Tord Kra Tiem which is crispy soft shell crabs along with garlic.
5. Gajalee- Vile Parle
Cost for 2: INR 1,500
If you’re a fan of Malwani or Maharashtrian seafood cuisine, then this is it! You would not find a place better than this. The best part is, you will get all your favourites here, from crabs to clams! Their menu spreads across a wide variety of cuisine which gives you enough options to choose from! With a friendly ambience and amazing ratings, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time and food, in this case.
We GOAT Your Back- Have Gajalee’s sizzling Stir Fry Crab and thank us later! It is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Drooling already?
Well, this solves your cooking problem, doesn’t it? If you know more such places which serves ah-mazing crabs, do share with us in the comment section.