>[Bangkok] For those who are familiar with Bangkok’s culinary scene, deshelled crabmeat dishes would be one of the must try when you visit.

Thanks to the country’s access to a wide variety of fresh seafood, which made crabmeat a commonly used ingredient in whipping up a variety of dishes in street food stalls and restaurants for the novelty factor.

Popular Michelin hotspots like Raan Jay Fai, Here Hai and Nhong Rim Klong have further fuelled its international market appeal.

Enter Chula 50 Kitchen, a budget gem catering to Thai locals with a wallet-friendly twist.

What sets it apart? Its crabmeat dishes are a fraction of the price compared to famous establishment.

Its location near Chulalongkorn University probably won them fandom from the students as well.

They are best known for their Stir-fried Crabmeat Scrambled Egg Rice (THB70, SGD2.70).

The runny scrambled egg boasted a creamy smooth and velvety texture, further enhanced with natural savouriness from crabmeat chunks.

Its taste was generally on the lighter side as they do not add any food flavouring enhancer in the cooking process.

While the scrambled egg was delicious, unfortunately the white rice came slightly undercooked.

For those with a penchant for spiciness, the Stir-fried Curried Scrambled Egg (THB120, SGD4.60) stole the limelight.

Infused with fragrant aromatics like spring onion, turmeric, and curry powder, this spicy variant delivered a much more heat and zing to the dish with its layered depth of flavour.

I also reckoned the crabmeat might appear to be of a lower grade due to its smaller size.

But at this price point, I shouldn’t be benchmarking too high.

Beyond their signature, on the menu are also familiar dishes such as Stir-fried Basil Pork Rice (THB50, SGD1.90), Stir-fried Kailan with Pork Rice (THB50, SGD1.90), and Cashew Nut Chicken Rice (THB65, SGD2.50).

I also had the Hong Kong Fried Noodles with Crabmeat (THB80, SGD3.10).

Despite its pale appearance, the noodles are infused with soy sauce and lightly charred aroma.

Further loaded with crabmeat and crunchy lettuce for the natural sweetness.

Due to its affordable price, the shop is usually packed during mealtimes and have a constant line of delivery men waiting to collect their order.

I went at around 11am and managed to secure a table quickly.

While Chula 50 Kitchen has its hit and misses, their crab-centric dishes are generally good for a fuss-free meal.

Chula 50 Kitchen
Soi Chulalongkorn 50, Wang Mai Subdistrict, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Google Maps – Chula 50 Kitchen

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* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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