At Ministry of Crab, we treat ingredients with the utmost respect in keeping with the Japanese culinary principles instilled in us by our founder Dharshan Munidasa. We only use the freshest ingredients and adhere to a no-freezer policy.
We are dedicated to showcasing the best of Sri Lanka’s Mud Crab, flown in live twice a week. Sustainability is at the core of our ethos, we only serve wild-caught crabs and we do not serve crabs below 500g. The Freshwater Prawns used at our restaurant are farm-hatched and released into reservoirs and lakes where they grow to be of great size, and where only local fishermen are permitted to fish, creating financial security in the local fishing communities.
The ‘Constitution’ communicates our ethos and commitment to the quality and freshness of our ingredients, and towards delivering a memorable experience to our guests.
We serve export quality Mud Crab primarily procured from Sri Lanka's northern coastal lagoons and air-flown to Maldives twice a week.
Our crabs are not farmed and are wild-caught, sustainably harvested from their natural habitat and their availability is influenced by seasonal factors like rainfall, strong winds, and ambient temperature. We apologize in advance if the specific crab size you desire is unavailable.
What distinguishes these crabs are their impressive size and wholeness with both claws intact. In fact, some of the largest crabs we have served in Maldives have weighed an impressive 3 kilograms, with rich and flavourful claw meat. Ministry of Crab maintains stringent standards, offering only the best catch – no small, meatless, or unevenly sized crabs.
The magnificent mud crab, ranging from ½ Kilo (500g) to the 2kg Crabzilla, is prepared one of five ways - Chilli, Pepper, Garlic Chilli, Butter Crab or Sri Lankan Curry Crab, to best suit your palate.
It is a privilege for us to serve these legendary Sri Lankan Mud crabs to our guests in Maldives.
At Ministry of Crab, our prawn story begins with the extraordinary Freshwater Prawns of Sri Lanka, known as Lake Lobsters. These prawns are giants among their kind, a true rarity when it comes to their remarkable size. Sri Lanka stands as one of the select few nations blessed with this culinary gem. They are farm hatched and nurtured, before being released into the wild to thrive in the splendid lakes and reservoirs built by Sri Lankan Kings. Here, they grow to large sizes, with some reaching up to 500g per prawn.
Sourced from the pristine lakes and reservoirs spanning the North, North Central, and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, these prawns are the heart of our seafood endeavour. Our quality standard for these magnificent crustaceans remains standard - each prawn must weigh no less than 150g per piece. On a daily basis, we make use of an average of 150-200 of these exquisite prawns to craft our delectable dishes.
Our commitment to preserving the freshness of these prawns is unwavering. To ensure their impeccable condition, these prawns are sourced, chilled and NOT frozen. They are stored on crushed ice, within the chiller. In this manner, we maintain the integrity of these prawns from their origin to your plate, preserving their exquisite taste and texture for your dining pleasure at Ministry of Crab in a variety of sizes and cooking styles.