Ministry of Crab

The Ministry of Crab, a Sri Lankan restaurant institution, led by Chef Dharshan Munidasa(#25 Asia’s 50 Best 2018), cricket legends; Mahela Jayawardene; Kumar Sangakkara. Recently opened from 1st of December for dinner, My foodie instinct told me to book the table and went for this famous Sri Lanka originated restaurant.

Arriving around appointment time around 18:00 on 5th day of grand opening. Guest are arriving fast. Vibrant decoration on 1st floor. I was seated on 1st floor and did not take any peek at 2nd. Maybe next time then.

The menu range from famous Chili, pepper, curry, Garlic Chili or even butter crab. Size and availability of crab and shrimp are displayed by glowing crab shell on the decoration. Their constitution showing crab size start from 500 g to prevent under grown sized crab from being served.

Before starting the meal, waiter/waitress ask for a permission to provide you with a lap apron with apron. Apron are for one time used and you could bring it back home as a souvenir. Just don’t forget to wash it first if there are any spot from eating those yummy crab.

Crab liver pate (20 g) served with Melba toast and syrup

First of all, love that tiny beaker. Probably the smallest on I have ever encountered. Second of all, forget all extremely strong crab liver odor. I am not a big fan of crab liver sushi however, this one is just insanely good with a not too sweet syrup. A perfect appetizer indeed.

As my table consist of only 2 persons, we went for a medium (up to 800g) curry crabs served in a pot. I had observed that there are variety of crab that were served on plate too depends on your order. Crab quality are absolute fresh with insane amount of natural sweetness. Curry style remains different from what Chinese style curry crab with lots of egg and sweetness from seasoning. This curry crab are more packs a punch curry style with a dip of juicy Garlic bread to crack up enjoyable moment. I think the price are reasonable for the freshness of crab on the menu.

Chicken curry rice served with Pol Sambol, fried egg and Kade bread.

This soft and cooked to perfection chicken curry are spicy even matching Thai’s standard so that is a good sign with a punch of curry. Combining with Pol Sambol, Fried egg and Kade bread to ease spiciness. Pol Sambol is also refreshing light texture.

Complimentary Coconut Crème Brûlée

As the only dessert on the menu which they are planning to expand further in the future, aromatic coconut Crème Brûlée is a good way to complete this wonderful meal. The texture are enjoyable at first however, a little bit too creamy about half a way. I had also comment regarding this point to the waitress.

In conclusion, the restaurant service are smooth as for first week of opening as the staff are attentive and knowledgeable for their menu . It is also interesting to have a little chat with Jay (General Manager) and to see our wish list from Sri Lanka arrive before we even visit their original branch. I would say the place is well worth the experience.

Fowlmouth

Fowlmouth is a Nashville style spicy fried chicken. Nashville, Tennessee are famous for hot & crispy fried chicken. Located in recently opened community space in Sukhumvit 11. Some neighbors shops are still under renovation at my visit.

The ambiance are vibrant and playful. I like the idea that decoration suits the hot & spicy fried chicken theme. The staffs could communicate in English fluently since Sukhumvit area are so familiar with expats.

Restroom decoration “It’s still Hot on the way out”
The view opposite to Cali-Mex Bar & Grill

The menu consists of Fried chicken(Of course!), burgers, snacks, sauces and variety of side dishes. I ordered Chicken tenders set [220 THB] with Pimento Mac & Cheese with Mississippi Comeback Sauce as recommended sauce. I also order extra wings [+50 THB] and curly fries [95 THB] to satisfy my craving for calories. Then I selected medium level for spiciness, I felt that it is too mild for my tongue, next time I wold go for stronger level.

The aromatic of chicken is just mouthwatering. Chicken is crispy on the outside but not too oily at all. Inner is still juicy.
Mac & Cheese and Mississippi Comeback Sauce are still too mild for my taste.
Curly Fries are well fried. The problem is too small quantity (personal preference lol)
Yummy chicken wings

Alexis Restaurant & Winebar

Restaurant: Alexis Restaurant & Winebar
Menu: Classic cheese fondue
Address: Niederdorfstrasse 40 | Niederdörfli, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Business hours: 11am – 12pm

As I am in Switzerland, it is not a question whether to have fondue or not. The question is when and where to have this awesome bowl of melty cheese in Switzerland. I went to a restaurant in old town part for a fondue.

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Classic Cheese Fondue

Wine, Cherry Grappa, Garlic & Seasoning

Melty cheese fondue on a rainy day seems to be a good combination. Proportion of bread seems to be large. Fondue taste kind of salty. I recommend having this set for two persons.

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Jin-kyun wants some taste of fondue >_<

That’s all for this review. Personally, I think this is a great place for cheese fondue. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.