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Long pending crab post

I had the most god awesome crab the other day. And I have been meaning to post about it since, but life has been kind of hectic lately 🙂

The last time I had crab was at Gajalee (my favourite fish place in Mumbai, how I miss it!). The tandoori crab is amazingly yummy. Of course, you need to be prepared a few days prior to the actual meal. Eating crab is a mighty clumsy affair. Mental preparedness is key : you will after all be spending a few hours looking for teeny weeny pieces of crab meat in obnoxiously large shells (see how hard they tried to trick us?).

Anyway, back to the crab I had at Shiok. When Madman messaged me one fine evening (actually, it was not fine, it was pouring cats and dogs, or tigers and giraffes, as I prefer saying), I could not resist the temptation. With a totally uncomplaining buddy (he was getting crab for free, he’d better not complain :0) for company, I made the long drive from Electronics City to Indiranagar in record time. Poor visibility because of the heavy rain was the only thing that stopped me from getting to the crab faster.

It was truly delicious with whatever concoction Madman put in it. (I am so glad I don’t live in Indiranagar or anywhere close). Anyway, to cut long story short, it’s yummy. Next time you get a chance, please do check it out! Madman gets live crabs only once in a while, and it’s worth making a long journey if he does… And remember that one crustacean feeds about 2 people and one if you’re especially fond of crab meat!

Here’s a picture showing what we had.

Crab at Shiok!
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  1. Luv you dahling! Muaaah!

    (Gosh, that sounded gay, didn’t it?)

    Thanks to the support of patrons like yourself, we’ve been getting rave reviews for the crab and I am now getting them every weekend. In fact, just this afternoon, we got SIX of them fine creatures at 600 gm each. So if you want to feast on one of them this evening, it’s available.

    This dish is Singapore black pepper crab, the best we have. Also try the crab in yellow curry sauce. 🙂

  2. Gyan says

    had no great work today…found this site while ‘googling’ for something which i absolutely can’t remember now…..spent 3 engrossing hours right from 2004 to today’s blog…SIMPLY AMAZING!…it’s mindboggling how you bloggers manage all the time thru’ these heavy compendium… whether i let slip away nearly 3 could-have-been-constructive hours, i really don’t care…i enjoyed it and that’s it!

  3. wow.. i have come here after long! :p.. new look and all that.. looks neater.. perhaps because of lesser links on the side :p 🙂

  4. Looks tasty! Believe it or not – I’ve never ever tasted crab! Is it like lobster?

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  6. sarva says

    hi anitha,
    I am also fond of sea food and abt crabs u r absolutely true.i think u r talking abt GAJALEE in phoenix mills compound,lower parel.their butter garlic crabs are so yummy..though expensive that restaurent s worth a visit…

  7. vignesh: that is really unfortunate. can’t explain in words what you’re missing 😉

    madman: you are most welcome. i think i am giving you a lot of publicity doing this 🙂 but i am zimply loueeing it, as ree would say!

    gourav: ah well, what can i say? life is tough for vegetarians (just kidding 🙂

    gyan: i am so glad you liked it. but three hours? i am mighty impressed 🙂 do drop in once in while!

    thanks twilight! need to work on it some more, but have been pretty lately. hope you’re doing well 🙂

    jag: you don’t know what you’re missing. if you ever come to india, the crab outing is on me 🙂

    sukumar: will do!

    sarva: i’m actually referring to the one in vile parle east near the station. it must be a branch. crabs are an expensive yes, especially for the amount of meat you get! but, as they say, the good things always comes in small packages 🙂

  8. Did you have to post this pic? It’s making me drool!! I am dying to go to Gazalee RIGHT NOW! Have to call Miku now and plan dinner!

  9. loooks great… but am a veggie as well! 🙁

    visiting here after a coupla weeks… noticed that u hav moved to WordPress.. nice layout.

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