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Ministry of Crab listed as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants

 


A Sri Lankan crab lovers’ heaven in the heart of Colombo. Set in a preserved 400-year-old Dutch hospital in Colombo with a minimalistic open kitchen format...
 


Ministry of Crab Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ministry of Crab listed as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants for 5th consecutive year. Taking Sri Lanka to international heights, Ministry of Crab has once again made its way to ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List for the 5th consecutive year. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the award ceremony took place on 26th of March at the Wynn Palace in Macau, where Ministry of Crab ranked No.35.





Set in a preserved 400-year-old Dutch hospital in Colombo with a minimalistic open kitchen format, Ministry of Crab is a true haven for crustacean fans, celebrating the Sri Lankan crab in everything from the dishes to the crab-claw plants that serve as the restaurant’s only décor. The restaurant was set up by chef Dharshan Munidasa together with cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

As the name suggests, there is crab, crab and more crab. But that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of variety – diners can choose from the signature lagoon crab prepared in one of four ways – chilli crab, pepper crab, garlic or Sri Lankan crab curry, and there’s also claypot prawn curry or chicken fried rice for those who fancy a change.

Anything he lacks in formal training, chef Dharshan Munidasa makes up for in his passion for cooking and eating, and he certainly hasn’t been held back: the chef founded Nihonbashi (No.49 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) in his early twenties and spent the next 20 years ensuring it would become one of the best Japanese restaurants in the region. Alongside his two flagships, he recently opened The Tuna & The Crab, a hybrid Japanese and seafood restaurant, and Kaema Sutra, focusing on contemporary Sri Lankan cuisin



Curated by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World's 50 Best Restaurants, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 and takes in six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan. The list is voted on by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene.