Saturday, 2 January 2016

Savour Louisiana-style seafood at Cajun on Wheels

I have a strong affinity for seafood. I think most Singaporeans probably have the same inclination too. Therefore, when I heard that Cajun on Wheels has officially opened at the new PasarBella at Suntec City, I was keen to try the glorious seafood.

Cajun on Wheels was launched at the new Pasarbella at Suntec City in early December. It is the brainchild of the Arteastiq group, renowned for Arteastiq tea boutique and social painting studio. In true American fashion, Cajun on Wheels embodies the spirit of the gourmet food truck, offering fresh and lip smacking Louisiana-style seafood. It is hard to miss it as the truck is fire engine red in colour with a massive crab on top. 

Can't wait to indulge in the crabs

Dining at Cajun on Wheels offers a true liberating experience and you can feast to your heart’s content without worrying about your dining etiquette. For once you can be excused for having stained clothes and nails.

Seafood is boiled in bags with aromatic spices and herbs and served with a variety of Asian, local infused and Western sauces such as salted egg yolk, cajun cheese, Thai red red curry and cheesy cream.

The Sri Lankan Live Crabs before they are cooked

My hubby, Thomas and I tried the “Oh Crab” which consists of live Sri Lankan crab accompanied with side dishes such as corn, potatoes and chicken spam (serves 1 to 2 persons, $59 for 600gm, $69 for 800gm). 

Yummy crabs and live prawns on table top

To start, simply pour your crabs onto the table top and indulge. The sweet succulence of the crustacean with the salted egg yolk made my taste buds tingle with ecstasy.

"Insane Shrimp" and "Oh Crab"

We also tried the “Insane Shrimp!” consisting of prawns, corn potatoes and chicken ham (serves one to two persons, $28). The juicy, luscious prawns tasted awesome with the creamy cajun cheese sauce. So divine that I could not help but lick my fingers in glee.

Other noteworthy options included the “Flexing Mussels” comprising clams, mussels, clams, corn, potatoes and chicken spam (serves one to two persons, $18), “Reel Crabby Basket” which includes dungeon crab, Sri Lankan crab, corn, potatoes, and chicken spam (serves two to three persons, $108), “Just be Shellfish Bucket” including prawns, mussels, white clams, potatoes and chicken spam (serves two to three persons, $68) or the “Poseidon Bucket” which includes Sri Lankan crab, prawns, white clam, mussels, sweet corn potatoes and chicken spam (serving two to 3 persons, $108) 

For a bigger group 3 to 4 diners, opt for the “Olympian Bucket” served with Scottish dungeon crab, Sri Lankan crab, prawns, white clam, mussels, sweet corn, potatoes and chicken spam ($158).

Fire cracker hot squid, truffle sweet potato fries and spam fries

For the sides, my recommendation is the fire cracker hot squid ($7) which was fried to perfection. The firm texture of the squid provided a delightful contrast to the crispness of the batter. The truffle sweet potato fries ($4) were also delicious. The sweet, crispy taste was accented with hints of truffle oil.

At Cajun on Wheels

Cajun on Wheels is located at Pasarbella at Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-455/456/ 459/ 460/ 461, Unit 01-K41, Singapore 038983. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 1-pm. 

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