An Asian dish that offers sophistication and fantastic value

The Mystic Claypot from Top Spice includes scallops, shrimp and squid in a creamy curry sauce. Henri Hollis/henri.hollis@ajc.com
The Mystic Claypot from Top Spice includes scallops, shrimp and squid in a creamy curry sauce. Henri Hollis/henri.hollis@ajc.com

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Dish of the Week: Mystic Claypot from Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine

Venerable Thai and Malaysian restaurant Top Spice serves a wonderful dish, called Mystic Claypot, that lives up to its attention-grabbing name.

The dish includes shrimp, squid and scallops — all for about $20. And, Top Spice doesn’t skimp on the seafood. The scallops are large, as big around as a silver dollar, and you’ll find several hiding in the velvety curry sauce. The shrimp are large- to jumbo-sized, and are cooked in their shells. There’s plenty of squid, too, expertly cooked to be tender and toothsome, not chewy.

This seafood cornucopia is bathed in a creamy curry, with added texture and flavor from rough-chopped vegetables, including sweet red bell peppers, tender eggplant and plump okra.

It’s a winning dish that satisfies in almost every way, especially in the bang-for-your-buck department.

Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine. Multiple Locations. 404-728-0588, topspiceatlanta.com.

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