Mumbai hits a new milestone this year by bringing the much-awaited Sri Lankan Ministry of Crab restaurant in the city. This is one ministry where anyone can set foot on, and get his/her request fulfilled in no time.
Ministry of Crab was, in fact, the first restaurant in Sri Lanka that started the trend of serving lagoon crabs, and its popularity kept breaking records since inception. The restaurant is the brainchild of celebrated Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, and popular chef Dharshan Munidasa offers it the required push to make a mark in the city.
After being in business since 2011, the Ministry of Crab recently made an entry into the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. And to dine at this restaurant, you no longer have to plan a trip to Sri Lanka, as our very own Mumbai city also now has one of the branches of Ministry of Crab in Khar. If records are to go by, there are around 800 species of crabs available in the world, however, here you will be served only the mud crab. It is believed to be the most delicious of the lot and is available in estuaries, lagoons, and marshes.
These crabs are shipped alive to the restaurant, which is prepared only after you have placed the order. The crustaceans are shipped from across coasts of, Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and also other states that lie along the coast. The chef also informed that the suppliers had to be trained to be able to pick the right crab. For the vegetarians, this might not tap their taste buds but the Ministry of Crabs will not disappoint them. The menu in the Mumbai restaurant has some nice vegetarian dishes as well, such as Goan curry, Avocado and Tomato salad, wok-tossed greens, and also a vegan dessert.