Sunday, August 06, 2006

Fun Sunday Thing: Singapore Chilli Crab Fest in Dumbo

Walking on Water Street in Dumbo last night we noticed paper lanterns strung across the street. That's because today is the third annual Tiger Beer Singapore Chili Crab Festival. Starting at Noon and running until six, the festival will offer music, food and a taste of Southeast Asian Culture. The prime attraction: Singapore's unofficial national dish: Chili Crab, which is cooked in a sauce of chili peppers, soy, ginger, garlic and onion. They prepare it in astounding quantity for this event. The festival is held in front of The Water Street Restaurant & Lounge at 66 Water Street, between Dock and Main Streets, DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Gowanus Lounge has attended in the past and will say that while it's not enough to be a destination in and of itself, it's a great excuse to go to Dumbo today. You can check out the festival, have some chili crab and, then, walk a few feet to either Brooklyn Bridge Park or Empire Fulton State Park. Or, hop on New York Water Taxi boat at Fulton Ferry Landing and enjoy a nice breeze and great water views.

All in all, an excellent reason to spend a nice summer Sunday afternoon in Dumbo.


Blogger Dope on the Slope said...

I walked through the festival on my way to Jacques Torres after a Bluegrass Brunch at Superfine. Too bad I had already eaten. I love Singaporan pepper crab, and it looked pretty authentic.

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