The title pretty much summarizes everything - from last year's success, Park Hotel has decided that 'Crazy about Crabs' be brought back this year, re-naming it 'Crazier about Crabs'. Similar to last year's menu, except that this year's spread on the buffet line includes more crab dishes, as well as other dishes such as a salad bar and a full dessert spread.
Most importantly however, is the fact that compared to last year, the crabs this year were a whole lot fresher. If your memory serves you well, you would have remembered a not so fantastic review on Crazy about Crabs last year - but we have since changed our mind after trying it out this year.
Made a la minute, the Baked Crab comes in 3 different sauces - Mariniere, Bouillabaisse and Cioppino. Baked in parchment paper, each serving not only comes with crab, but also seafood such as mussels, prawns and clams, with a few additions of corn and potato. We like the fact that this is made upon ordering, so the dish goes into the oven and is served to you piping hot.
From the chef recommendations, be sure to head for the Steamed Crab with XO, which was one of our favourites last year, and also this year. If you like your spices, the Heavenly Fragrance Crab is bound to whet your appetite and leave you wanting more, with a slightly spicy sauce which was extremely delectable. Other cooked crab dishes include the Salted Egg Crab, which we felt was coated with a tad too much flour, as well as the Butter Crab.
On the Seafood on Ice counter, one can expect to indulge in Chilled Flower Crabs, as well as Alaskan Crab Legs. Our recommendation is to not waste your time with the flower crabs and head straight for the Alaskan, which is the most easy to consume anyway. There is also sashimi and other chilled seafood for you to choose from.
Expect a total of about 22 types of crab dishes at Crazier about Crab this year. The list is never-ending but we thought the above mentioned were the most deserving dishes to be mentioned from the buffet line. The Crazier about Crabs Buffet runs from 1 April - 28 June 2015. Reservations are highly recommended.
Brizo Restaurant & Bar
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street
+65 6593 8855
This was an invited media tasting.