Famous Sri Lankan restaurant Ministry of Crab is coming to Abu Dhabi

Chef Dharshan Munidasa's seafood pop-up is coming to the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri for a three-day event

Ministry of Crab's famous pepper crab. The UAE's Ministry of Crab pop-up will run from April 25 to 27. Courtesy Ministry of Crab
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One of the most popular restaurants in Asia, Colombo's Ministry of Crab is coming to the UAE.

For the first time, celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa is bringing a Ministry of Crab pop-up to Abu Dhabi, with a three-day event at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi from April 25 to 27.

The foodie event is set to feature four signature dishes from the famed Sri Lankan restaurant.

Celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa is bringing a Ministry of Crab pop-up to Dubai in April 2019. Courtesy Ministry of Crab

The set menu will include a sharing plate of a creamy crab liver pate, followed by the rich baked crab, and a garlic chilli prawns, cooked Italian olive oil, Japanese soy sauce, garlic and chilli flakes. The meal will be topped off with the eatery's famous pepper crab.

Of bringing his eatery to the UAE, chef Dharshan said: "I am very excited to introduce the delicacies we serve at Ministry of Crab to the UAE with this pop-up at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.  We receive many travellers from the UAE at the restaurant in Colombo and we are delighted to plate up our unique preparations to them in their home country."

The chef, who is also behind Kaema Sutra, at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo, is known for his focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients that he often pairs with Japanese cooking philosophies.

“We’re delighted to be hosting the Ministry of Crab pop-up with Chef Dharshan.  His delicious signature dishes bring a taste of the distinguished Sri Lankan cuisine to our shores,” said Ahmed Issa, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri.  “With Chef Dharshan himself at the helm of the kitchen, the event is set to be a success.  Knowing his penchant for fresh ingredients, we’re sure it’s going to be a visual treat and a culinary delight.”