Where to Go For Delicious And Affordable Seafood In Singapore
Tucked away at a typical-looking void deck hawker centre, you can consider taking a trip down to Sinaran if you live in the west. It’s quite inexpensive too, especially if you split the bill. If you get to meet the owner, he will probably be the nicest, yet efficient man you’ll ever meet. They’re also certified halal, so it’s also great for our Muslim friends.
26 Teck Whye Lane
Keng Eng Kee Seafood
You might have heard of this zichar-style restaurant, but if you haven’t, then you have another excuse to make your next indulgent meal a seafood-related one. Somewhere in Bukit Merah this bustling seafood place which dates as far back to the 1970s, has since become quite popular for the residents in the area.
Places that grew from humble beginnings will always maintain their quality and it doesn’t just apply to their seafood, they also serve up some other quality dishes like pork ribs, or pig liver and the most delicious-looking fried hor fun.
#01-136, Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Hua Yu Wee
The common consensus among everyone who has visited Hua Yu Wee’s restaurant is that the prices are affordable. Nestled in a humble colonial-looking house, you’d never expect such a space to produce such delicious, fresh and high quality seafood cuisine.
You must try the classic chilli crab here, or if you’re feeling adventurous you can try the black pepper crab. Let’s not forget the tofu options either, of course. If you live in the east side of Singapore, it’s definitely worth giving Hua Yu Wee a try.
462 Upp East Coast Rd Bedok South 46
Eng Seng Restaurant
Crab lovers are split into two types of people, the chilli crab people and the black pepper crab people. This spot that is also located in the east, is the answer to all of the black pepper crab crew’s prayers. If you happen to be around the area or if you’re looking to try the best black pepper crab, look no further. Everyone raves about them!
While I’ve never personally tried their famous dish, I heard that you have to make an advance booking on the crabs in the earlier part of the day and then start queueing up at 5pm for a seat. If that’s really the case then I suggest reserving some extra crabs, just in case you want more (which is what happens in most cases).
247 Joo Chiat Place
And now we have a restaurant for the northerners in Singapore. You have to try their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon while you’re there, they claim this dish to be their specialty and many people who have been there would agree.
Even though the name of the restaurant is like a mispronunciation of Melbourne city, don’t worry, everything about it is true blue Asian. Oh, and did I mention, they also have online takeaway services if you’re a little too lazy to head out of the house.
#01-11/15, 211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8
Wan He Lou
At Wan He Lou, you have to order the comforting signature dish, Lobster Porridge (from $31.90). This Teochew-style porridge has a roe-rich stock, with lobster meat under a blanket of spring onions. Eating this has to be one of the best ways to spend a rainy evening.
65 Maude Road
Mi Casa Kitchen & Bar
A hearty stew is one of the best ways to enjoy any sort of seafood, especially if there is a robust stock and fresh seafood.
At Mi Casa Kitchen & Bar, ask for the Crab Bongo Stew ($20). This is a Louisiana-style stew, which means you should expect lots of spices and flavours, with a crab, prawn and clam stock.
102 Jalan Jurong Kechil
At AquaMarine, the crustacean feast is served a Scandinavian-style.
This month, there will be Scandinavian highlights such as lava stone-cooked crayfish and Nordic-style natural yellowfin tuna on the buffet line. It is $60 for lunch and $70 for dinner.
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
For some, the best way to enjoy shellfish is buffet style. Imagine an unlimited supply of seafood at your disposal.
It is Seafood Galore Night every Thursday at Marriott Cafe with more than 60 dishes on offer. It is $108, inclusive of free flow of wine, beer, and juices.