It’s Mud Crab Season at Spice Temple

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 10 November 2023

Spice Temple is offering up live Queensland Mud Crabs, served straight from the tank until the end of December.

When you’re seeking an authentic Chinese dining experience, one that guides your palate through diverse regional cuisine, there’s no place quite like Spice Temple. Enter on Bligh Street and follow the inviting glow that leads you down a stairwell, until you find yourself beneath the ground of Sydney CBD. Be swept away by the grandeur of a dimly lit dining room, dark timber tables, and plush red leather seating that set the stage for what’s to come.

Spice Temple’s menu draws inspiration from the less-travelled regions of China. Expect cuisine that showcases a rich tapestry of flavours and encourages a communal dining experience. From the regular menu, we recommend the refreshing pickled Daikon, a combination of ginger and black sesame, and the Prawn Wontons with a tangy black vinegar sauce and a kick of chilli.  For those who appreciate the fiery side of Chinese cuisine, the Beef Fillet In Fire Water is a must-try with chilli and Sichuan peppercorns. The beef is extremely tender and the spices danced in symphony on our tongue.

The star of the show was undoubtedly the Queensland Mud Crab served live from the tank. The waiter presents the live crabs up for picking and talks each table through the five traditional sauces. We opted for the ginger and shallot sauce which brought richness to the dish while allowing the crab’s natural sweetness to shine. Even after finishing the crab, we couldn’t resist scooping up the remains. This delectable centrepiece is priced at just $99 until the end of December, making it an irresistible choice to elevate your dining experience. 

Because no meal at Spice Temple would be complete without dessert, we suggest ordering the three-milk cake topped with dried raspberries, pistachio, and custard. Trust us, the creamy texture and fragrant aromas leave a lasting impression.

Spice Temple has proven once again that it’s a master in the realm of banquet-style feasting. The addition of Mud Crabs at the height of their season has only elevated the overall experience for both the seasoned Mud Crab enthusiast and those trying for the very first time.

Spice Temple Sydney is open Tuesday – Friday for lunch from 12pm – 3pm, dinner Tuesday – Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, dinner Friday from 6pm, – 10pm, and dinner Saturday from 5:30pm – 10pm. Book your table online here.