At this year’s 24th Singapore Restaurant Festival, a three-week celebration of Singapore cuisine, over 50 restaurants with more than 200 outlets islandwide are joining in to present the theme “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”. And what better way to start appreciating Singaporean fare than with one of our most well-known dishes – the Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab? Here are the seven picks from this year’s festival:
7 Best Crab Dishes At The Singapore Restaurant Festival
1. Fremantle Seafood Market Singapore Chilli Crab
Prepared with Sri Lankan mud crab and the chef’s special savoury-sweet chilli crab sauce that you will surely mop up using the fried mantou buns!
Fremantle Seafood Market is at #01-05/06, Clark Quay, 3E River Valley Road.
Visit fremantleseafoodmarket.com.sg for more information.
2. Hua Ting Restaurant Black Pepper Crab
The mouth-watering black pepper crab here is aromatic, juicy, and the specially-blended black peppercorn sauce will really give your palate a pleasurable spice kick. It’s no wonder the dish has earned many followers among its regular diners.
Hua Ting Restaurant is at Level 2 Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road.
Call 6739 6666 for more information.
3. JUMBO Seafood JUMBO Award-Winning Chilli Crab
Considered the must-visit place and the must-try dish, JUMBO is well-known for serving up the freshest seafood with generous portions. Their iconic Chilli Crab has won awards and is one of their top seller.
JUMBO Seafood is at #01-07/08 East Coast Seafood Centre, Block 1206 East Coast Parkway, and various other outlets in Singapore.
Visit www.jumboseafood.com.sg for more information.
4. Palm Beach Seafood Chilli Crab
This is the restaurant’s award-winning signature dish, and it has many dedicated fans coming back to the restaurant (itself also has won many awards) for more. We are sure it has to do with that luscious sauce and their choice of using the most juicy-tasting crabs.
Palm Beach Seafood is at #01-09 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road.
Visit www.palmbeachseafood.com for more information.
5. Singapore Seafood Republic Black Pepper Crab
Cooked in an ingenious marinade concocted by stir-frying sweet butter with an ambrosial premium pepper mixture that has been specially selected and roasted, the black pepper crab here will delight all spice lovers.
Singapore Seafood Republic is at #01-292 Waterfront, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway.
Visit www.singaporeseafoodrepublic.com.sg for more information.
6. TungLok Seafood Tunglok Chilli Crab
Their Chilli Crab uniquely combines orange juice and tomato sauce to create a finger-licking good gravy, perfect for slurping up with mantou. TungLok Seafood is also known for some of the finest Singapore-style seafood dishes – be sure to try them!
TungLok Seafood is at #11-05 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd.
Visit www.tunglokseafood.com for more information.
7. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant Singapore Chilli Crab With Merlion Mantou
The restaurant serves up some of the most delectable Cantonese cuisine and dim sum in Singapore, but their version of the Singapore Chilli Crab is not to be missed too. Lap it up with the super cute Merlion mantous – definitely Insta-worthy!
Xin Cuisine is at Holiday Inn Atrium, 317 Outram Rd.
Visit singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com for more information.
Singapore Restaurant Festival runs from July 1 to September 2017. Visit www.ras.org.sg for more information.
Text: Sean Tan
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