I blogged about Crustasia’s Thai Shrimp House around 2 months ago, we were back again for lunch last Friday. This time we were even happier than our last time there.
I spied a Citibank Dining Privilege sign on the door and inquired what the promo was for that. I found out it was only applicable to the buffet they offer, but the girl said maybe I have a certain card (don’t remember which one though) because that one had a 10% discount on the total bill. I just said thank you for answering very efficiently, but the girl came back to me later that they would give us 10% off our bill (yehey!).
But when it cam time to pay the bill the discount was not indicated, we decided not to question anymore, thinking maybe they forgot. Apparently they really forgot to mention it the cashier as the girl came back after saying they were really sorry it was not included in the bill and to pick any of their appetizer for free as apology. We were really appreciative of this and are glad some restaurants go out of their way to give more value to their customers.
Enough of the story, let’s get on to the “meat” of it.We started off the meal with Live Clams cooked Tom Yum soup way (P265, pictured above). The soup was really very good, a little bit of spice but not overpowering allows the freshness of the clams to shine through. The serving was also big enough for around 5-6 people.
No meal at Crustasia would be complete without an order of Crispy Baby Squid (P265, pictured above) or to be more precise two. These are so good my SIL finished one order by herself. The squid are really fried to a crisp and have a sticky caramel like sauce poured on top that makes everything sticky.
We also ordered some Grilled Oysters with Thai Lime and Cilantro Sauce (pictured above). The oysters were just lightly grilled that you could still feel the metallic taste of the sea in each well shucked shell. The drizzle of lime on top of gives it a little citrus kick.
Irene and I could not resist ordering our favorite Thai Shrimp Pancake with plum sauce (P235, pictured above). The were much better compared to the last time we ordered this. The outer breading was very crispy and hot, while the inside was packed with diced shrimp taste.
Kangkong Lechon (P195,pictured above) served as the accompaniment to our Salted Fish Fried Rice(not pictured). the kangkong was cooked enough that the stalks still had a nice bite while the lechon kawali on top was very crispy. I loved the generous amount of fried garlic on top.
For the highlight of the meal, we had a repeat order from last time, Typhoon Shelter Crabs (pictured above). The crabs were large, fat and full of flavor weighing in at around 1.2 kilograms. We were to full to even get a taste of the buried noodles under the crab. My SIL took it home this time.
It was a great meal composed of old dishes as well as wonderful new discoveries. Coupled with the excellent service, Crustasia’s Thai Shrimp House has already secured a place in our hearts and tummies.
Crustasia Thai Shrimp House
6/F The Ledge
Shangrila Plaza Mall
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