The first Tuesday of every month is Chilli Crab Night at Dandelion. Guests get the opportunity to enjoy a special set menu of crab entrees, crab main courses and dessert for $85pp. There is also the option to add a wine flight (4 glasses) for $35pp.
We commenced our crab-centric journey with the coconut crab dressed with coconut, lime, chilli, black sesame rice paper crackers. A contemporary take on a South East Asian hawker dish, this offered a myriad of bold, but complementary, flavours which still allowed the sweetness of the underlying crab meat to shine through. It was an excellent starter which typified Dandelion’s multi-faceted style of cooking.
The Soft-shell crab rice paper rolls that followed were similarly delicious. Perfectly crispy soft shell crab and fresh salad were wrapped in the most delicate rice paper rolls. Just yum!
For mains, generous bowls of Singapore Chilli Mud Crab and Black Pepper Swimmer Crab were a crab-lovers dream. Messy, saucy and a whole lot of fun! The mains were served with side dishes of Vietnamese slaw with peanuts, crispy shallots, nuoc cham, grilled sweet corn with chilli and coriander butter and a bowl of steamed rice.
The evening concluded on a sweet note with Banh Flan – A melt in your mouth Vietnamese coffee cream caramel flan served with crisp cashew praline and honeycomb.
Find out more about Chilli Crab Night at Dandelion here.