Best crab restaurant in singapore: The 7 Best Chilli Crab in Singapore 2021 [Official Review]

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The 7 Best Chilli Crab in Singapore 2021 [Official Review]

Eat & Drink | February 28, 2021

  • Image: Red House Seafood

If you are looking for the most typical and enjoyable dish for your trip to Singapore, it is hard to look past chilli crab. Basically, chilli crab is a seafood dish in which stir-fried crab is coated with sweet, savoury, and spicy tomato-based sauce. This dish is often accompanied by steam or deep-fried buns (also known as mantous).

Chilli Crab is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, compiled by CNN Go in 2011. This Singaporean iconic seafood dish is a must try to complete the culinary exploring journey of any travelers. And here are the five best seafood restaurants in Singapore for you to have the best chilli crab [updated 2021].

  • Image: JUMBO Seafood Restaurant

Highlights

  • Classic chilli crab: The thing that defines the style and tastes for chilli crab at a seafood restaurant must be the chilli sauce. No doubt, the chilli sauce of Jumbo lives up to its reputation – a classic version, which is thick, sweet, and slightly spicy. Its spiciness level is at the lowest one, compared with its other counterparts, so it might be just nice for Western palates.
  • In a classy ambience: The high-quality chilli crab in a classy ambience makes passed-by people jealous. Jumbo seafood at Boat Quay is located by the riverside, overlooking the splendid Singapore River. At the outdoor seating area, you can get a good view of Singapore’s old port, plentiful modern skyscrapers, iridescent reflection on the river, running twakow boats and the stylish people of all kinds. The air-conditioned dining area inside is nicely set up for a chilled-out night. Jumbo is definitely a fashionable seafood restaurant in Singapore.
  • Image: Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

Highlights

  • A spicy version of chilli crab: Long Beach’s chilli crab is granted to be the highest rank of seafood feast, especially for chilli – seafood lovers. The higher level of spiciness sets this restaurant apart from others. The gravy is an impeccable combination of spiciness, sweetness and saltiness, complementing perfectly with man tou. And how is the crab? Absolutely, it is the best in your dish with very juicy and fresh flesh.
  • Best place to have black pepper crab: This legendary dish was firstly created by a talented chef of Long Beach. Since then, black pepper crab has become Long Beach’s signature dish and obtained a remarkable reputation amongst restaurants. As such, crabs are served up on your table with a perfectly coated layer of fragrant and delicious black pepper sauce, making the fresh and succulent flesh tastiest.
  • Image: No Signboard Seafood Restaurant

Highlights

  • Chilli crab with various levels of spiciness: If you order chilli crab at No Signboard, you are best served with the level of spiciness on your own taste. A No Signboard’s chilli crab plate is always in tantalization; appearance may sometimes be pretty messy, though.
  • Home to best white pepper crab: No Signboard ‘invented’ Singaporean white pepper crab, in fact. No other places provide better white pepper crab than No Signboard. The restaurant possesses a perfect recipe for this dish. The peppery taste is strong but doesn’t overwhelm the sweetness of crab’s flesh. Served with some vegetables, this pepper sauce-coated crab dish goes well with fried rice.
  • Image: Red House Seafood Restaurant

Highlights

  • A sweet sauce version of chilli crab: Red House’s chilli gravy is sweet rather than savoury and this luscious sauce goes well with crab meat and deep-fried mantous. The restaurant’s less spicy crab dishes are just ideal for when you want something new for your palates rather than something classic.
  • Comfortable ambience for all kinds of gatherings: Red House Seafood on Prinsep has a bright, modern look with wooden tables and chairs. In that unpretentious ambience, everyone finds their own ‘comfort zone’ for their seafood feast. The restaurant’s 6 private rooms are the right choice when there is a business meeting or family gathering.
  • Image: Mellben Seafood in Ang Mo Kio

Highlights

  • Delicious chilli crab: Chilli crab at Mellben is one of the best in our Lion city. You can always get very big crabs in thick, spicy and slightly sweet chilli sauce. Just request for a less spicy plate if you cannot bear high level of spiciness.
  • Best place to have claypot crab bee hoon: Claypot crab bee hoon (also known as claypot crab vermicelli soup) is basically a noodle soup dish, highlighted by milky broth, which is rich with the aroma and sweetness from crabs. For many locals, Mellben is the best place to enjoy claypot crab bee hoon – a crab dish that may be new to your culinary dictionary but can make you melt from the first spoon of soup.
  • Outstanding butter crab: Close your eyes and imagine a big crab coated with thick, buttery, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce. The combination of seafood and butter may not be something out of your world, but Mellben’s recipe is really out of this world. It is a dish to die for.
  • Image: Dancing Crab

Highlights

  • Louisiana classics: The state of Louisiana, U.S. is known for its rich seafood tradition, and Dancing Crab aims to bring that experience to Singapore. Starting from its Cajun flavors, down to its loud jazz music, hefty beverage lineup, and homey atmosphere.
  • Build-a-combo: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can choose to build your own seafood boil combo that perfectly suits your taste. Choose your main seafood (crab, Dungeness crab, or Boston lobster), secondary seafood and other ingredients, and sauce (signature Cajun, zesty garlic butter, or Beurre blanc).
  • Decadent desserts: An excellent seafood meal must always be capped off with an equally excellent dessert. Louisiana’s official state donut, Beignet, is on the menu, of course!
  • Image: HolyCrab

Highlights

  • Choose your level of spiciness: Some like it hot; some prefer just a little, light kick to keep the spotlight on the crab. HolyCrab has 5 levels of heat to accommodate every diner’s spice preference.
  • 12 crab dishes to choose from: It’s always great to have choices, and diners are spoiled for choice at HolyCrab. Choose from 12 exquisite crab dishes including Green Mumba (signature green sauce with strong Oriental flavors), Devil’s (creamy butter sauce with curry flavors), and Orgasmic (just like Devil’s but with the luxurious addition of brown salted egg yolks).
  • Immersion classes by the renowned Chef Elton Seah: Fancy yourself a chef? Take HolyCrab’s affordable immersion classes taught by no less than Head Chef Elton Seah. Learn traditional Singaporean dishes such as Red Chili Crab, Black Pepper Crab, and Minced Pork Omelet.
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If you want a taste of authentic Singaporean cuisine, you have to try the best chilli crab in Singapore.

Fortunately, you don’t have to search far and wide to taste it. Some of the big names serving the best chili crabs in Singapore started as a hawker stall before they became well-known.

As such, most of them are hugely accessible and are even all over the island. If you want to learn where and what they are, we’ve gathered the top 10 ones.

Below are the restaurants that serve the absolute best chilli crab in Singapore for all tastes and budgets.

1. JUMBO SEAFOOD

BEST FOR Award-winning chilli crab
PRICING Award-Winning Chilli Crab (800g) – ~SG$75. 30 (via Deliveroo)
Chilli Crab Meat Sauce with Sliced Fried ‘Mantou’ – SG$16.80 per portion
WEBSITE https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home
ADDRESS JUMBO Seafood (East Coast)
Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway @01-07/08
East Coast Seafood Centre S(449883)

JUMBO Seafood Riverside
30 Merchant Road #01-01/02
Riverside Point S(058282)

JUMBO Seafood Gallery
20 Upper Circular Road #B1-46/47/48
The Riverwalk S(058416)

JUMBO Seafood Waterfront
No.2 Stadium Walk #01-05
Singapore Indoor Stadium S(397691)

JUMBO Seafood @ NSRCC
10 Changi Coast Walk
SAFRA Resort S(499739)

JUMBO Seafood @ Dempsey
Blk 11 Dempsey Road
#01-16 S(249673)

CONTACT DETAILS JUMBO Seafood (East Coast) – 6442 3435
JUMBO Seafood Riverside – 6532 3435
JUMBO Seafood Gallery – 6534 3435
JUMBO Seafood Waterfront – 6440 3435
JUMBO Seafood @ NSRCC – 6552 3435
JUMBO Seafood @ Dempsey – 6479 3435
OPERATING HOURS  

JUMBO Seafood is one of the big names that come up when you want the most mouth-watering, best chilli crab in Singapore.

Since their humble beginnings in 1987 from their flagship store in East Coast Seafood Centre, the restaurant has gathered a loyal following. It has also garnered a reputation for serving only the freshest seafood cooked to perfection.

Aside from their iconic dishes such as the Singapore Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab, customers also love their Golden Salted Egg Prawns and Crispy Fried Baby Squid.

If you want a classic, no-fail chilli crab Singapore experience, JUMBO Seafood is a must-visit.

Service Highlights

  • Reservations and delivery (via Deliveroo, Food Panda, Grab Food)
  • Award-winning chilli crab
  • Jumbo rewards for members
  • Regular promotions posted on their website
  • Special seasonal dishes

Customer Reviews

Very satisfied customers of JUMBO Seafood gave 5-star reviews on Google for their excellent dining experience. They praise their large crabs and are equally effusive about the black pepper and chilli crab.

Brian Cole wrote:

“Amazing Chilli Crab and other seafood. Make sure you are hungry when you arrive. Worth the price.”

2. RED HOUSE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BEST FOR Peranakan-inspired, sweet & spicy chilli crab
PRICING Enquire for prices
WEBSITE https://www.redhouseseafood.com/
ADDRESS

PRINSEP STREET
68 Prinsep Street
Singapore 188661

Parking:
Sunshine Plaza, POMO
and Somerset Bencoolen

GRAND COPTHORNE

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (Level 2)
392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663

CLARKE QUAY
3C, River Valley Road
#01-02/03, The Cannery
Singapore 179022

CONTACT DETAILS

PRINSEP STREET
Tel: +65 6336 6080 / Fax: +65 6336 6801 | [email protected]

GRAND COPTHORNE

Tel: +65 6735 7666 / Fax: +65 6735 2298

[email protected]

CLARKE QUAY
Tel: +65 6442 3112 / Fax: +65 6444 1332 | [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

PRINSEP STREET
Parking:
Sunshine Plaza, POMO
and Somerset Bencoolen
Operating Hours:
Daily
12.00 pm to 2:30 pm ( last order 2.00 pm )
5:00 pm to 10.00 pm ( last order 9.30 pm )

GRAND COPTHORNE

Parking:
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Operating Hours:
Daily
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm (last order 2.00 pm)
5.00 pm to 10.00 pm (last order 9.30 pm)

CLARKE QUAY
Parking:
Clarke Quay, Liang Court
Operating Hours:
Daily
12.00 pm to 2:30 pm ( last order 2.00 pm )
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm ( last order 9.30 pm )

Red House Seafood has been in business since 1976, making it one of Singapore’s oldest seafood restaurants.

They have continued to evolve and innovate to reflect the cultural diversity and wide palette of flavours. But of course, they have retained their bestsellers like their sweet and spicy chilli crab.

More importantly, since fresh seafood is at the core of Red House Seafood’s menu, they make it a point to source ingredients from sustainable suppliers.

If you’re looking for the best crab in Singapore infused with a Peranakan element, Red House Seafood Restaurant should be on your list.

Service Highlights

  • Sustainable seafood
  • Convenient online reservations
  • Promotions on seasonal menus
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Spacious restaurant, suitable for large groups

Customer Reviews

Red House gets a lot of 5-star reviews on Google. Customers commend their good dim sum, attentive and helpful staff, reasonable prices and, of course, their delicious chilli crab.

Daniel Lim wrote:

“Seafood restaurant of choice for 30 odd years. Ask for Sunny at Prinsep for recommendations.”

3. NO SIGNBOARD SEAFOOD

BEST FOR Various levels of chilli crab spiciness, old-school dining experience
PRICING Crabs at SG$50 – SG$60 per kilogram
WEBSITE http://www.nosignboard.com.sg/
ADDRESS VIVO CITY
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-02 Vivo City
Singapore 098585

THE CENTRAL @ CLARK QUAY
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#04-63 The Central @ Clark Quay
Singapore 059817

THE ESPLANADE
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-14/16 The Esplanade Mall
Singapore 039802

NO. 414 GEYLANG
414 Geylang
Singapore 389392

CONTACT DETAILS VIVO CITY – +65 6376 9959
THE CENTRAL @ CLARK QUAY – +65 6221 9959
THE ESPLANADE – +65 6336 9959
NO. 414 GEYLANG – +65 6842 3415
OPERATING HOURS VIVO CITY
11am – 10.30pm

THE CENTRAL @ CLARK QUAY
11am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm

THE ESPLANADE
11am – 10.30pm

NO. 414 GEYLANG
11am – 1am

No Signboard Seafood has an interesting story behind the name.

In the 1970s, they were serving delicious food at the Mattar Rd Hawker Centre without a signboard.

As the popularity of their homemade white pepper crab grew, satisfied customers recommended them through word-of-mouth — referring to them as the stall with no signboard.

They relocated in 1981, but the name stuck around as an homage to their humble beginnings. It may have no signboard, but this certainly is a sign that no signboard seafood knows how to make the best chilli crab in Singapore!

Service Highlights

  • Convenient online reservation
  • Tried and tested chilli crab recipe famous among locals

4. ROLAND RESTAURANT

BEST FOR Set menus
PRICING From SG$438 for 10 persons, for a set meal with chilli crabs
WEBSITE https://www.rolandrestaurant.com.sg/
ADDRESS Roland Restaurant Pte Ltd, Block 89, Marine Parade Central, # 06 – 750 Singapore 440089
CONTACT DETAILS 6440 8205 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS Weekdays – Monday to Saturday
Lunch : 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (Last order at 2:15pm)
Dinner : 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Last order at 10:15pm)

For amazing chilli crabs, friendly staff, and prices lower than others in this list, Roland Restaurant is a good choice.

Customers have actually joked that patrons should go to the restaurant after a fast, in order to sample and dine on as many of their seafood dishes as possible. This can be a wonderfully un-fussy experience, thanks to the laid-back atmosphere.

You’ve been given a friendly tip: If you plan to visit this mouth-watering crab restaurant in Singapore, please come with an empty stomach!

Service Highlights

  • Comfy, unpretentious dining experience
  • Chilli can be spicy, so adjust accordingly
  • Reasonable prices compare to other chilli crab places
  • Highly recommended by locals

Customer Reviews

Their Google Reviews have a lot of 5-star ratings. Here’s Monica Kang’s review, which is worth a read:

“The best chili crab in Singapore! Crab here is big and super meaty – every time I visit. Price is a lot more reasonable compared to other places. I always get laser clam here as well. I take all my guests here.”

5. HUA YU WEE

This bungalow-style restaurant has remained in this area even after other seafood restaurants have moved to swankier locations. That said, it remains one of the most popular and affordable places to get chilli crabs in Singapore.

The Chilli Crab at Hu Yu Wee is spicier than others, which is a hit with many customers. Fortunately, their huge kitchen can accommodate big groups looking to satisfy their cravings for fresh and sumptuous seafood fare.

Service Highlights

  • Options for outdoor seating, great for big groups, as well as an air-conditioned dining room
  • Accepts reservations
  • On-site valets
  • Laid-back, lively dining experience

Customer Reviews

Both on Facebook and Google, Hua Yu Wee enjoys positive and effusive reviews.

They commend the friendly and attentive staff, the ambience, fast service, and the value for money. They write rave reviews about the food as well.

Here’s a helpful Facebook review from Mervyn Kwok:

“I brought my guests from Thailand here for dinner as they said they wanted to try good chili crabs. So, this place automatically came to mind. The carpark was super packed when we arrive but thank god for the valets on site. We spent a total of $285 for 5 of us and the main bulk of the bill is the crabs. We order 2 x 1KG crabs @68/kg which brings the cost of the dish to $136. Really worth it! The crabs were huge, and the meat was really fresh. (I had crabs which were not fresh at other places before and it really pisses me off). We ordered 20 fried mantous/buns to dip in the gravy and it was heavenly. Other commendable dishes were the pork ribs, drunken prawns (really fresh prawns!!) and the baby squid. Really tasty. The other usual staple dishes – Tofu, veg and fried rice were also above average. The place was packed but the waitress tried their best to serve as fast as possible. This place is known to all Singaporeans who wants good, fresh, honest and no-nonsense seafood. Awesome! Did not make me lose face in front of my guests! Oh ya, and you can bring your own wine/liquor and they supply ice and glasses for FREE!!!”

6. TUNGLOK SEAFOOD

BEST FOR Rich, flavourful gravy
PRICING Signature Crab (<1kg): SG$6.80 per 100g
WEBSITE http://www.tunglokseafood.com/
ADDRESS UPPER JURONG ROAD
The Arena Country Club,
511 Upper Jurong Road,
Singapore 638366

ORCHARD CENTRAL
Orchard Central #11-05,
181 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238896

CONTACT DETAILS UPPER JURONG ROAD
Tel : +65 6262 6996 / Fax : +65 6262 6776
ORCHARD CENTRAL
Tel : +65 6834 4888 / Fax : +65 6834 4266
OPERATING HOURS UPPER JURONG ROAD
Mon – Sat
Lunch : 11:30 – 3:00PM
Dinner : 5:30 – 10:30PM
Sun & PH
Lunch : 10:00 – 3:00PM
Dinner : 5:30 – 10:30PM
Last Order
Lunch : 2:30PM
Dinner : 10:00PM

ORCHARD CENTRAL
Mon – Sat
Lunch : 11:30 – 3:00PM
Dinner : 6:00 – 10:30PM
Sun & PH
Lunch : 10:00 – 3:00PM
Dinner : 6:00 – 10:30PM
Last Order
Lunch : 2:30PM
Dinner : 10:00PM

Tung Lok Seafood serves the freshest catch to seafood lovers in Singapore.

Crowd favourites are the Black Pepper Crab and the Chilli Crab. Of note is their sauce infused with orange juice and tomato sauce for a unique flavour profile.

The restaurant itself has garnered awards and recognition, so you know you’re getting top-notch quality food and service.

Service Highlights

  • Thick, flavourful gravy of their chilli crab good to the last drop
  • Events catering
  • Delivery via Deliveroo

Customer Reviews

Fast service, good food, and ambience earned many 5-star Google Reviews for Tung Lok Seafood. Customers also love their buffet for its value for money.

Cameron Lee wrote:

“We did an order through Deliveroo, the chilli crab was amazing as well as the oat prawns.  The food was incredibly fresh, we will definitely order again”

 

7. RESTAURANT LABYRINTH

BEST FOR Chilli crab ice cream
PRICING Enquire for prices
WEBSITE https://labyrinth.com.sg/
ADDRESS Restaurant Labyrinth
Esplanade Mall
8 Raffles Avenue #02-23
Singapore 039802
CONTACT DETAILS 65 6223 4098 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS  

Labyrinth is the place for contemporary Singaporean cuisine. Chef LG Han explores age-old recipes while incorporating his own take on nostalgia-inducing dishes.

For his innovation and new expression of Singapore cuisine, Labyrinth was awarded a Michelin Star in the 2017-201 Michelin Guide. Try out their Chilli Crab Ice Cream for a fresh take on an age-old favourite.

Service Highlights

  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Delicious, contemporary Singaporean cuisine

Customer Reviews

Customers left positive reviews for Labyrinth on Google Reviews. They commend both the delicious food and the friendly staff.

In addition, they also praise their experimental take on traditional dishes. Terence Fung wrote:

“Truly an innovative Singapore experience. Have been coming to Singapore for years and love all the local dishes from the hawker centres. However, Labyrinth innovates and modernizes a lot of those same dishes. The result is having the highlights and the best of Singapore fare, and putting it into a single tasting menu which in my opinion can easily wow any local or visitor alike.”

8. KIAN SENG SEAFOOD

BEST FOR Chilli crab ice cream
PRICING Menu
WEBSITE http://www.kiansengseafood.com.sg/
ADDRESS

Blk 4013 (Ang Mo Kio Ave 10) #01-450 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1, Singapore 569629

CONTACT DETAILS

el: 6458 2552 / 6481 3783
Fax: 6458 2070

OPERATING HOURS

Operating Hours: 11am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 11.30pm
(Only closed on 1st & 2nd Day of Chinese New Year)

Kian Seng Restaurant was set up in the 1960s. They delicious dishes are between a “Zi Char” and a restaurant, serving from Sweet Sour Pork and Fried KaiLan to Buddha Jump Over the Wall and Roast Suckling Pig (charcoal roasted on the spot).

They also serve old Teochew dishes like Steamed Vegetable with Dried Scallops, Braised Whole Sea-Cucumber with Pork Fillings, Braised Duck with Chestnut Fillings and Yam Paste with Pumpkin.

We also have unique dishes like Steamed Shark’s Head, Crab with Seafood in Claypot, Nonya Fishhead (aka Curry Fishhead using our special blend of chilli) and their latest customer-favorite is Crab with Salted Egg.

Customer Reviews

Sisinnio Concas’s 5-star Google Review:

 

“Not the typical tourist spot. Loved the pepper crab. First time I’ve been here thanks to a friend who lives here and eats in regularly. Clean place and fast service.”

9. LEGACY SEAFOOD

BEST FOR

Classic flavored chili crab

PRICING

$65.60

WEBSITE

http://www.legacyseafood.com.sg/

ADDRESS

10 Science Centre Rd, #01-23, Singapore 609079

CONTACT DETAILS

+65 6897 2881 │ [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Monday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Legacy Seafood is a restaurant built from the old Uncle Leong Seafood. It went into re-modelling and rebranding that is why, today, it is known in such name. With its new name and new look, they intend to provide its customers with fresh seafood dishes. They have abalone, sea cucumber, fish, prawn, and of course, crab. 

They have, on their menu, different cuisine and flavors of crab. So, you won’t get tired with their dishes. If you love chili crab, you can order it from them. However, if you’re not particular with that taste, you can choose from other selections on their menu.

Service Highlights

  • Online order
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Guinness pork ribs

Customer Reviews

You’ll never go wrong at Legacy Seafood. If you enjoy chili crabs, then this is a good place to go. Here’s what their customer has to say:

“Great seafood place, although a bit out of the way. Chilli and black pepper crabs are always fresh and top quality. Service tends to be attentive and food arrives promptly after ordering.” – Ruben Rama

10. THE GARDEN KITCHEN

If you’re looking for a restaurant that offers dishes from multiple cuisines, then look no further than The Garden Kitchen! You can taste and indulge in the food that you want, all in one place, as they offer a wide variety of menu selections. May it be Western, Chinese, Japanese, Korean – rest assured that your cravings will be satisfied!

Aside from serving dishes of multiple cuisines, they are greatly known for their crab dishes. One of the crab dishes that you must definitely try is their chef signature Chili Crab, which is slow-cooked in a thick, sweet yet savoury, chili-tomato sauce.

At The Garden Kitchen, you’ll be able to eat delicious dishes at great prices. Contact them now and have their food delivered to your home!

Service Highlights

  • Affordable prices
  • Wide selection of menu
  • Highly experienced chef

 

And that’s it for our list of restaurants serving the best chilli crab in Singapore. Try one… or even all of them! Let us know what you think!

By the way, if you’re here because you’re a foodie doing food trips, don’t forget that we have other lineups of the best places to eat here. Whether you seek the best Indian restaurants in Singapore or the best Thai restaurants in Singapore, we’ve got it!


 

Images taken from each company’s official websites/social media.

Best chilli crab in Singapore: die die must try restaurants

Photography: Momma Kong’s

Succulent crab doused in a sweet, spicy and tangy sauce – no one can resist one of Singapore’s national dishes: The chilli crab.

Singapore’s number one culinary export to the world is none other than chilli crab, practically cementing its status as one of our unofficial national dishes. Said to be invented by Madam Cher Yam Tian in the 1950s, the original chilli crab was stir-fried with bottled chilli sauce and bottled tomato sauce, then sold from a pushcart. Today, the version of chilli crab we know consists of sambal, vinegar, tomato paste, and egg – an “improved” recipe by chef Hooi Kok Wah, one of the four “heavenly kings” of Chinese cuisine in the 1960s. Wondering where to eat chilli crab in Singapore? Patronise these seafood and zi char restaurants for the best renditions of the ever-popular dish. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Best chilli crab in Singapore

Momma Kong’s

From the look of the image above, you know you’re in for a treat. Momma Kong’s red chilli crab dish does not skimp on the indulgent sweet and spicy gravy – all the more reason to order a side of mantou to scoop up the sauce. Dining for two? Order the set meal, which comes with a signature crab of your choice, mantou, crayfish, grilled squid, veggie and dessert.
Momma Kong’s, 34 Mosque Street, Singapore 059512

Red House Seafood

Time to get your hands dirty with the Red House chilli crab. Photography: Red House

Red House has been serving this chilli-drenched crustacean since 1976 and has justifiably garnered a loyal following. The juicy crab at this stalwart is on the sweeter end of the spectrum, with a touch of vinegar that smoothens the texture of the gravy.
Red House Seafood, multiple locations including Clarke Quay and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Jumbo Seafood

The people’s favourite, this classic has been around for years. Photography: Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood has always been the place to go for the iconic dish since it opened in 1987 at the still-popular East Coast Seafood Centre. The gravy accompanying the flavoursome crab at Jumbo has a slightly stronger tomato tinge than elsewhere and is richly layered with egg. Still a classic!
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, multiple locations including Ion Orchard, Jewel Changi Airport and Dempsey Hill

No Signboard Seafood

This seafood restaurant has gone from a humble Aljunied hawker stall with no signboard (hence the name) to a culinary treasure in its storied 40-year history for good reason. It has consistently managed to serve up quality chilli crab over the years. The spiciness of the sauce and the plump, meaty crabs make this one a prime contender on our list.
No Signboard Seafood, multiple locations including Esplanade, Geylang and VivoCity

Long Beach Seafood

This chilli crab packs a punch – it’s much spicier than the usual suspects. Photography: Long Beach Seafood

Prefer your chilli crab with more spice? Head to Long Beach Seafood – you’ll mop up every bit of the thick, vermillion gravy with your choice of steamed or fried mantou. The kitchen also does excellent black pepper crabs, in case someone in your dinner party doesn’t like chilli crab (though we would find that hard to believe).
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, multiple locations including Dempsey, Stadium Boulevard and Stevens Road

Holycrab

Photography: Holycrab via Facebook

With a moniker like that, you’re definitely in for a crabby treat. Holycrab aims to take the treasure chilli crab dish to the next level – quite literally (there are up to five spice levels to choose from). It’s not a one-trick pony either. Salted egg yolk, green curry, thick vermicelli, otak-inspired curry and black pepper versions are available if you’re craving for more. If you happen to wear white that day or you’re just too lazy to dig into the shell, we hear you. Order the Naked Red shell-less chilli crab dish for fuss-free dining. Holy crab indeed!
Holycrab, #01-03, 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188092

Home of Seafood

For a bang on halal option, head to Home of Seafood for your chilli crab fix. Even though the pepper crab is the crowning glory, the chilli crab is just as fantastic. Plus, with dishes such as prawn, crayfish, clams, abalone, fish head, baby squid and even sushi, it’s truly a seafood feast here.
Home of Seafood, 1 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427739

Palm Beach Seafood

After selling the dish from a pushcart for a number of years, Madam Cher Ya and her husband opened Palm Beach Seafood in 1962 along Upper East Coast Road. While the couple sold off some of their shares in the restaurant and migrated to New Zealand, Palm Beach’s chilli crab today is still tender and sweet, with the sauce done just right!
Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant, #01-09, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213

Roland Restaurant

Almost the OG chilli crab! Photography: Roland Restaurant

Eating at Roland Restaurant is definitely a blast from the past because the eponymous Roland is the son of Madam Cher (the creator of chilli crab). Not only does the eatery serve the original version of chilli crab, which is lighter and not as rich, it’s also still serving the dishes that the original Palm Beach Seafood was renowned for, like crispy baby squid.
Roland Restaurant, #06-750, Block 89, Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440089

Uncle Leong Seafood

Uncle Leong Seafood whips up one of the meanest chilli crab in Singapore that’ll turn any bad day into a good one. The crab is bathed in a deep red chilli sauce that’s packed with flavour. If there’s one other dish to try, it’s the Shimmering Sand Crab, a signature that’s drizzled with a special sauce and topped with oats.
Uncle Leong Seafood, multiple locations including Punggol, Waterway Point and Alexandra Road

Master Crab Seafood Restaurant

This brand has a couple of outlets around town, including an open-air outlet that’s tucked away in a coffee shop along Ghim Moh Road. It’s known for a dizzying array of crab creations like crab bee hoon and salted egg crab. But the decadent chilli crab takes the cake with its fleshy, sweet crabs, doused in thick sauce.
Master Crab Seafood Restaurant, multiple locations including Punggol and Sunshine Place

Mellben Seafood

The chilli crab is great but do try the crab claypot bee hoon… Photography:  Melben Seafood

Mellben Seafood is definitely your go-to when your crab craving demands to be satisfied. The chilli crab is pretty good, though we think the crab claypot bee hoon is the clear winner at this restaurant. Come here for big family gatherings and special occasions – everyone’s bound to have a great time.
Mellben Seafood, multiple locations including Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh

Hua Yu Wee

Housed in a grand mansion along Upper East Coast Road, Hua Yu Wee is the only 1970s seafood restaurant that stayed along the stretch and did not relocate to East Coast Park like the others. Snag a table at the open-air backyard and be transported back to yesteryear. Must-tries include the piquant chilli crab and crispy fried squid.
Hua Yu Wee, 462 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 466508

Kelly Jie Seafood

Photography: Kelly Jie via Facebook

Kelly Jie is the prodigy of the famous Mellben Seafood at Toa Payoh, so you can expect stellar standards. Aside from the chilli crab dishes, you oughta try the claypot crab vermicelli soup that’s perfect for a rainy day.
Kelly Jie, #01-11/15, Blk 211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Singapore 310211

Majestic Bay

While more famous for its unconventional signature coffee sauce crab, Majestic Bay’s dish is also a stellar example of the classic done right. As an added bonus, the restaurant’s location right under the Flower Dome at Marina Gardens makes for quite the luxe experience. If you’re after chilli crab without getting your hands dirty, try the signature chilli crab meat buns packed with rich gravy and shreds of crab.
Majestic Bay, #01-10, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

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1. Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

7.8

#01-01/02, Riverside Point (30 Merchant Rd), Clarke Quay, Singapore

Seafood Restaurant · Singapore River · 177 tips and reviews

CoCo Sumida❤: Chili crab is divine! As well as the lobster steamed with minced garlic.deep fried mini scallop yam rings are totally a surprise …highly recommend to seafood lovers

Alexandra Ma: Amazing salted egg shrimp, razor clams, and butter jumbo crab – even better washed down with a pitcher of beer!

Yiling Ding: Chilli crab, black pepper crab, cereal prawns, sugar cane prawns are fantastic.

Gabriel Seah: Best chili crab in Singapore. Long Beach is better for Pepper

Jessie: Best Chilli crab in Sg!

Aldo Pandjaitan: Best chili crab👍🏻👍🏻🦀🦀 so far , the red Garaupa steamed fish (hongkong style) is superb also!!

Johannes Loh: Chili crab is a must. Sweet and sour Prawns are delicious as well!

Sharlene Wong Li Yuan: Chili crab with fried buns, coffee pudding, durian pudding is a must.

Eileen Lin: Very yummy chili crab & white pepper crab is a MUST TRY

Liwen 👑 리완 ツ: The chill crab very nice and big and butter crab also . The butter crab sauce nice too .

Tanya: Perfect chilli crab:) beautifully view, but always pretty full:)

Carls carmareul: Chilli crabs and cereal prawns is a must try

5. Jumbo Seafood Gallery

7.9

#B1-46/47/48, The Riverwalk (20 Upper Circular Rd.), Singapore

Seafood Restaurant · Singapore River · 95 tips and reviews

IG @antskong: Nice scallop yam and don’t forget the infamous chili crab

Joyce M.: Top orders : chili crab with fried buns, cereal prawn & baby squid!

Gaiety Guevarra: love their chili crab and salted egg shrimp

Eric Tan Jh: One of the best places to feast on crabs. They have the largest and sweetest tasting crabs ever! Not to mention full of gravy and eggs in them. Desserts are on the house together with fruits.

Fiona Sim: The most awesome chilli crab in sg! The old fashion bakery type of bread goes perfect with the chilli crab gravy!

Tim Messerschmidt: Probably the best Black Pepper Crab I’ve had so far. Tasted amazing and service is good.

vincent yu: The butter crab is awesome..best I ever

Lukas Nguyen: must try chili crabs, noodle crabs. the cheese crabs r quite nice too!!!!

Eric Poh: Crab bee hoon soup and creamy butter crab are must try! But if you’re not prepare to queue, come early or on weekdays.

8. Keng Eng Kee KEK Seafood

8.1

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136 (Alexandra Village), Singapore

Chinese Restaurant · Central Region · 92 tips and reviews

Hong Lim Park: Salted crab is a must try. Advanced booking needed for air con.

Lareina Ng: Awesome butter crab. In my opinion it beats the chilli version . Watch out for the fresh veggies.

Jess Thia: Da-bao very appetizing Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab and matching soft steamed buns for add-ons dishes to a spontaneous birthday celebration at a condo’s poolside BBQ dining session.

Robert Silaen: This is where you can eat the Best black pepper crab!! So delicious and affordable.

Katy Stevens: Black pepper crab is delicious as is the tofu and prawns

Jeehae Lee: This branch is less crowded thus more recommended. Chilli and black pepper crabs are both excellent. If in a group, try the drunken shrimp and tofu–nice add-ons.

serene lim: Yummy crabs aside, the honey pork ribs are superb — nicely glazed and meltingly chopsticks tender.

Jany Wang: Great crab and a lot less touristy than jumbo

Kim-Geck Lim: La La Hor Fun, Chilli crabs, black pepper crayfish, silver fish fried rice and crispy duck. Yummy!

11. Momma Kong’s

7.9

34 Mosque Street, Singapore

Seafood Restaurant · Chinatown · 19 tips and reviews

Sunny Bee: Really nice place to eat crabs n sip beer.

Faizah Strange: Butter crab and steamed mantou was awesome!

IG @antskong: Loved the selection of crab meal. Fresh and huge. Reasonably priced. One Crab per plate.

Eric Nguyen: Best barley ever, good chili crab at great price <3

Katie Chua: In love with crabs after visiting House of Seafood! Definitely going to try out other flavours crab as I have already tried out black pepper and salted egg crab.

Liew Yong De: Delicious crab! Will definitely come back again for more! Much love especially their black pepper crab. Now I know why they won the most voted award

Anya Renoir: Love their black pepper and chilli crabs! Both are wonderfully spicy. Yum!

Lucky Oetama: Black Pepper crabs rocks!!! And try mee goreng,chili crab etc too,it’s all taste so good.. But don’t forget to come earlier because the queue will be very long :Þ

Joslyn Ng Shi Ling: All times favourite! The best black pepper crab i tried so far! Can’t wait to go back again! Awesome! *Go early to avoid long queue! ♥

14. Uncle Leong Seafood

7.7

#01-01, Braddell Tech (15 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh), Singapore

Seafood Restaurant · Toa Payoh · 22 tips and reviews

Fenny Yolanda: Chilli crab is my fav best ever

NeMeSiS: The best crab you can find in Singapore. There’s 3 branches and this is Toa Payoh uniquely situated within an industrial park. My favorite is Claypot Crab Bee Hoo Soup.

Hanafie Himawan: Crab bee hoon soup and chilli crab are my favourite

Joan Ong: MUST TRY! the beehoon crab and salted egg crab is super NICE. definately must try.

Evelyn Tan: Tasty San Lou Bee Hoon, Flower clams, pepper crab & Bittergourd pork ribs! Reasonably priced though the place might not be very clean or nice.

Dellia Lim: White pepper crab, garlic chilli lala, San Lou bee hoon are must-orders! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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10 Must-Try CHILLI CRABS In Singapore – The SG National Dish With Sweet & Spicy Sauce, Best With Mantou – DanielFoodDiary.com

Chilli Crabs is considered one of Singapore’s national dishes and for a good reason.

Our geographical position makes it a great place for delicious fresh seafood, and the crab sauce with all its sweetness and sensuous-spiciness is an indication of our colourful culture.

Some of the places you can find Chilli Crabs in Singapore include Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant, Momma Kongs’, Keng Eng Kee Seafood, Mr Crab Seafood Restaurant, Dancing Crab, Majestic Bay, Uncle Leong, Hua Yu Wee, Mattar Road Seafood, Blue Lotus, Kelly Jie, and New Ubin Seafood.

Here are 10 other restaurants in Singapore you can find sumptuous Chilli Crabs:

Mellben Seafood 龙海鲜螃蟹王
232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, St 22, #01-1222, Singapore 560232
Tel: +65 6285 6762
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

From a humble stall along Commonwealth Avenue in 1979, the family-run Mellben Seafood has established itself as a well-known seafood destination in Singapore.

In 1985, founder Melvin Soon partnered with Benson to launch Mellben Seafood Catering Service. Today, their network has a total of 8 outlets, including Uncle Leong’s Seafood (Yeah, they are related).

Mellben’s Chili Crab is arguably one of the best in Singapore, served using large crabs in a thick, spicy and slightly sweet chili sauce. Level of spice can be adjusted according to your preference.

Their style of crab sauce is very starchy, eggy and gooey, ie a lot of sauce that you have more than enough to sweep your mantou.

I won’t say it was spicy, but had more sweet-savoury notes and quite well-balanced.

Crabs were thankfully fleshy and succulent-sweet, more substantial than some of the recent ones I tried.

However, a medium sized portion could cost you about $100 or even more, and this would be seen as ‘touristy-pricey’, especially when it is at a non-airconditioned space. Mellben Seafood (Ang Mo Kio)

Red House Seafood – Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (Level 2), 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663
Tel: +65 6735 7666
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm Last Order 2pm, 5pm – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

No trip to Red House Seafood is complete without sampling its signature dish Crab in Red House Chilli Stew, a tangier and slightly sweeter version of the iconic Singaporean dish.

Choose among three types of crabs – Sri Lankan Mud Crab, Scottish Brown Crab or Alaskan King Crab – to customise your dish.

The firm, meaty claws of the Sri Lankan Mud Crab and the sweet and delicate Alaskan King Crab are recommended for chili crab.

One thing that strikes me was the amount of eggy sauce given – the crabs are literally quite drowned in it. Good for those who loves saucy crabs.

If sweet tangy tomato-like sauce without much spiciness is your kind of thing, then you probably enjoy Red House’s version.

Plus point: It does not become overly gooey or clog up even if you leave the dish there for a while.

* Red House at The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is currently having an Alaskan King Crab promotion at $98++/kg (U.P $248++/kg).. Very value for its money.

No Signboard Seafood
8 Raffles Avenue #01-14/16 The Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 6336 9959
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Famed for its crab and seafood dishes, No Signboard Seafood had humble beginnings in 1970s when founder Mdm Ong Kim Hoi started a seafood hawker stall at Mattar Road Hawker Centre.

You often find tomato ketchup in other versions of the Singapore Chilli Crab, but No Signboard Seafood’s take is created with an own Peranakan-inspired recipe with herbs and spices. The recipe has been maintained over the years.

The Chilli Sri Lanka Crab with Macaroni is priced at $10 per 100g for medium crab, $13.80 per 100g for large crab, $128 for Dungeness crab.

What you get is a slurp-worthy and rather eggy version of the sauce, slightly on the sweet side and not too spicy.

Worthy of mention are the mantou which are larger than usual, no less crispy and still very fluffy on the inside.

Interesting to know is that the crab sauce is also wok-fried together with macaroni, which is quite an unusual take. No Signboard Seafood (Esplanade Mall)

TungLok Seafood
#03-09/10, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057
Tel: +65 6909 8933
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30pm – 3pm, Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat)
Lunch 10pm – 3pm, Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm (Sun)

Whether you’re a first-timer or a long-time follower of the TungLok brand, the TungLok Seafood Chilli Crab ($7.80 per 100g) comes recommended.

Aside from the fresh crabs with chunky and juicy meat, what makes this rendition unique is how the sauce combines tomato sauce and fresh-squeezed orange juice to deliver a distinct taste.

You would find that the sauce to be fruitier and even eggier than usual, and so makes it appetising yet not overly rich. The good thing is there is A LOT of sauce, so good that you can even have it on its own.

Of course, it is best appreciated when you dunk those piping hot deep-fried mantou to soak up all that mildly-spicy gravy. TungLok Seafood (Paya Lebar Quarter)

Roland
Blk 89 #06-750 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440089
Tel: +65 6440 8205
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (Mon – Sat), 11am – 2:30pm (Sun, PH)
Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

You cannot talk about Chilli Crabs without a mention of Roland Restaurant, known to be the creator of the iconic Chilli Crabs and mecca for crab devotees.

Of course, some other restaurants also do lay claim on that honours, but probably none has “The Year 1956 – Founder Of Chilli Crab” printed on the menu.

The Michelin Guide Singapore has also listed it with a “Michelin Plate”. (On a side note, Olympic champion Joseph Schooling is also said to be a fan of their crabs).

The recipe was created by Mdm Cher herself, and the original version had neither no eggs nor sambal, and served accompanied by mantou for dipping into the sauce.

Compared to most Singaporean seafood restaurants, their chili sauce was more red than orange, and its savoury taste mildly spicy and slightly sweet.

I really enjoyed their sauce, which had a luscious almost gooey texture and mildly-spice kick.

To be honest, I thought some of the other versions I tried had too strong ketchup sweetness which I didn’t really fancy. If I needed to nit-pick on something, I thought the crab meat could be juicier and chunkier. Roland Restaurant (Marine Parade)

JUMBO Seafood
Riverside Point #01-01/02, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 058282
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:15pm, 6pm – 10:15pm (Mon – Sun)

Won’t be right mentioning about Chilli Crabs without a word of JUMBO Seafood. The brand has been well-known to be a tourist-favourite, and perhaps the first Chilli Crab restaurant that comes to mind for the international market.

JUMBO Seafood had humble beginnings in 1987, operating from a single outlet in East Coast Seafood Centre (now the flagship). It has currently 6 outlets in Singapore and 12 across Asia.

Their award-winning Chilli Crab contains live crabs drenched in a mouth-watering sauce containing a myriad of over 10 different Southeast Asian spices.

The sauce can be described a sweet sourness with subtle eggy fragrance that brings out the freshness of crab.

Diners can choose from Mud Crab (recommended, $9.80 per 100g), Dungeness Crab and Alaskan Crab.

Long Beach Seafood
25 Dempsey Road Singapore 249670
Tel: +65 6323 2222
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 1am (Mon – Sun)

Long Beach Seafood first started at Bedok Rest House (1946), a period when it was then one of the few restaurants that served local food. The Black Pepper Crab is apparently said to be a Long Beach creation.

I am not sure if the same applies to other seafood restaurants, but the service staff offered to help de-shell the chilli crabs and ‘dig’ the meat out for us.

Oh, clean hands.

Sure, it takes some of the ‘fun’ out of the struggling and licking, but this provides an easier and convenient way of having crabs.

The crab meat was elegant sweet and moist, and the sauce was rather eggy and had a spicier kick towards the end (in fact spicier than most of the average out there).

HolyCrab
13 Stamford Road, #01-85 Arcade @ Capitol, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Helmed by the straight-talking Chef Elton Seah, he used to operate Holycrab as a private dinning concept for 7 years. The restaurant used to be located at Tan Quee Lan (Bugis) but has moved to Arcade @ Capitol.

The eponymous crabs (from Sri Lanka and Alaska) play a starring role in the menu, and they have interesting choices from Green Mumba (Green Chilli Crabs), OOoOtak which has Otak-inspried coconut curry, and Succumb on a charred bed of fine vermicelli.

The Singapore Chilli Crabs ($9 per 100g) turned out to be different from the normal ones, boosting a spicier-than-usual sauce that paired well with the sweet flesh of the crab.

The triangular shaped mantous ($4 for 5) are a must-have, deep fried to golden brown, crisp and fluffy. These are like your kong bak pau, and worked wonders with the chilli crab sauce as well. Holycrab (Tan Quee Lan Street)

Paradise Teochew – VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity #01-53. Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6221 0159
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm Last Order 10pm (Mon – Fri)
10:30am – 3:30pm Last Order 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm Last Order 10pm (Sat – Sun, PH)

Paradise Teochew – Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road. Scotts Square #03-04, Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm Last Order 10pm (Mon – Fri)
10:30am – 3:30pm Last Order 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm Last Order 10pm (Sat – Sun, PH)

Seafood Paradise may have closed, but Paradise Teochew at VivoCity and Scotts Square have started serving Singapore Style Chilli Sri Lankan Crab ($12 per 100g).

On a side note, do you know Seafood Paradise originally at Defu Lane is Paradise Group’s first ever outlet?

I find Seafood Paradise’s rendition distinctly different from all others I have tried in Singapore – slight tinge to the spicier side.

The sauce had a fine balance of spiciness, sweetness and savouriness, all with a pleasurable, thick consistency, without overwhelming the natural taste of the succulent and fleshy crab meat.

Initially, my friends and I wanted to restrict the number of mantou buns to consume, but they were so fluffy, temptation craved in. So shiok to sweep across the sauce.

Keng Eng Kee Seafood 瓊榮記海鲜
Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-136, Singapore 150124
Tel: +65 6272 1038
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Keng Eng Kee which was once patronised by British Celebrity Chef James Martin and the late Anthony Bourdain, is one of Singapore’s most well-loved zi char place.

Owner Mr Liew who is Malaysian learnt his craft from his Hainanese father-in-law, and the eatery near Alexandra Village Food Centre is known for wide range of Cantonese-styled homely dishes.

Their recommended dishes include the Chilli and Black Pepper Crabs, and the crab dishes had the honours of being featured in Netflix’s highly-raved programme “Street Food”.

The Chilli Crab goes for $80/kg (before GST), and typically each crab here weighs 850g to 1kg.

The sauce here leans towards thick, eggy with a heavier tinge of tomato-sweetness, and considered not that spicy.

Interestingly, they do not sell fried mantou but the fluffy steamed ones work well too.

Other Related Entries
TungLok Seafood (Paya Lebar Quarter)
No Signboard Seafood (Esplanade Mall)
Roland Restaurant (Marine Parade)
Mellben Seafood (Ang Mo Kio)

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10 Best Chilli Crab in Singapore 2019

By Epoch Times Staff

Chilli crab is a Singapore national dish that many locals and foreigners love. Although the crab is what we crave, the sauce is usually the main highlight of the dish, with steamed or deep fried buns (mantou) complementing it delectably.

Here are the 10 best places in Singapore to eat chilli crab.

  1. JUMBO Seafood Restaurant

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With their sixth outlet opened at Jewel Changi Airport this April, JUMBO Seafood has gained much love from Singaporeans since the opening of their first branch at East Coast Seafood Centre in 1987. Expanding its business all over Asia, including China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand, JUMBO is famous for using only the freshest seafood ingredients to cook its signature dish. The gravy has a strong tomato taste that’s slightly spicy and it is thickened with beaten eggs. Simply perfect!

Address: There are various outlets, please check website for each locations’ details.

Website: https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home

  1. Kelly Jie Seafood (Former Melben Toa Payoh)

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Initially known as Melben Seafood, this restaurant was rebranded as Kelly Jie Seafood in 2017. Although the Claypot Crab Vermicelli Soup is their most renowned signature dish, Kelly Jie Seafood surprisingly serves pretty good chilli crab too. The gravy is thick and sweet, but with a mild aroma. The dish is not too spicy, perfect for those who can’t handle spicy food.

Address: Blk 211, #01, Lor 8 Toa Payoh, 11/15, Singapore 310211

Tel: +65 6353 3120

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 4pm – 10.45pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 12pm – 10.45pm

Website: http://www.kellyjie.sg/

  1. Hua Yu Wee

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Since the completion of Singapore’s land reclamation project in 1970, most seafood restaurants were relocated to East Coast Park except Hua Yu Wee, which stays along the stretch to this day. This cosy and nostalgic place serves great seafood at affordable prices, especially its signature chilli crab dish. It is slightly spicier than other places, but it is guaranteed to be finger-linking good!

Address: 462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508

Tel: +65 6442 9313

Opening Hours: 4pm – 11.30pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hua-Yu-Wee/168868969797523

  1. Ban Leong Wah Hoe

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Located at Casuarina Road, Ban Leong Wah Hoe imports their seafood daily to ensure the freshest ingredients are served to their customers. The crabs are enormous and meaty, and are stewed in a sweet & spicy sauce thickened with beaten eggs. Their chilli sauce has a mild taste, but it is well balanced and does not overpower the natural flavour of the crab. Not to forget the complementary toasty-outside yet chewy-inside mantou — a perfect match! Do note that you might need to queue for 30 minutes during peak hours, especially on weekends, but it’s worth the wait!

Address: 122 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579510

Tel: +65 6452 2824

Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm; 5pm – 11pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.chillicrab.com/home

  1. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

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Creator of the original black pepper crab in Singapore, the chilli crab at Long Beach is one of the spiciest versions in Singapore. The high level of spiciness is what makes people crave for more. The crab is meaty and juicy whereas the thick spicy gravy is somewhat sweet and savoury, complementing the steamed or fried mantou. Don’t miss their signature black pepper crab. At Long Beach, indulge in a truly gastronomic and unique dining experience!

Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: https://longbeachseafood.com.sg/

  1. Uncle Leong Seafood

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With three outlets in Punggol, Jurong East and Toa Payoh, Uncle Leong Seafood serves larger than average crabs. Covered with Uncle Leong’s signature sauce and topped with oats, the crabs are perfectly cooked to ensure a burst of flavour in every mouthful. Don’t miss their signature ‘Shimmering Sand Crab Delight’, which has gained many fans since it was first introduced in 2002.

 

Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: http://www.uncleleongseafood.com/

  1. TungLok Seafood

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Ideally located at Orchard Central, TungLok Seafood’s chilli crabs are so juicy and perfectly cooked that the flesh does not stick to the shell. The chilli-based tomato sauce is slightly on the sweet side, but isn’t too spicy. What makes it special is the freshly squeezed orange juice that’s added into the sauce to give it a fruity tangy flavour.

Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #11-05 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

Tel: +65 6834 4888

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm; 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)

Website: http://www.tunglokseafood.com/

  1. No Signboard Seafood

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Starting from a hawker stall in the late 1970s, No Signboard Seafood has transformed into a leading seafood restaurant chain in Singapore. The best thing about this place is that you can order their chilli crab with various levels of spiciness, according to your own liking. Do you know that No Signboard Seafood is the creator of the White Pepper Crab? This is the dish that has made the restaurant famous throughout Singapore; you must try it when you visit No Signboard!

Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: http://www.nosignboardholdings.com/home.html

  1. Red House Seafood Restaurant at East Coast

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As one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Singapore, Red House Seafood has been operating since 1976. In order to serve their customers with the freshest seafood, Red House ships their seafood from the North Sea, Indian Ocean and the Oceania region every week. There are three types of crabs available for you to choose from: Sri Lankan Mud Crab, Scottish Brown Crab and Alaskan King Crab, of which the first and the third are recommended for cooking chilli crab. Incorporating the essence of Malay, Indian and Peranakan flavours into their dishes, the gravy of their chilli crab is slightly sweet and goes well with the deep fried mantou. Definitely a must-try!

Address: Blk 1204, #01-05 East Coast Seafood Centre, S449882

Tel: +65 6442 3112

Website: https://www.redhouseseafood.com/

  1. Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant

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Established in 1956, Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant is ideally located at One Fullerton, where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. With a fantastic panoramic view of the city skyline, indulge in a seafood feast you will never forget. Their Signature Chilli Crab is cooked with their chef’s secret blend of chilli and tomato sauce, a recipe that has been perfected over six decades. The price is on the higher end, but it is definitely worth it.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton | #01-09 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, Singapore

Tel: +65 6336 8118

Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.palmbeachseafood.com/

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Best 7 Places To Get That Sweet Yet Savoury Chilli Crabs in Singapore

Whether you are a local or a tourist, you may be well aware of one of Singapore’s most legendary dishes: the Chilli Crab. Although you don’t need special occasions to indulge in this majestic dish, Chilli Crab can turn any normal dinner into a celebration. With Phase-2 of Circuit Breaker in effect, we have curated this list to present the best 15 places to get chilli crab in Singapore. Get ready to loosen your belts and pop off a button or two because your stomach is going to need it!

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Jumbo Award-winning Chilli Crab: With a tantalising chilli sauce engineered using various Southeast Asian spices, Jumbo is an excellent choice. The rich, and sweet-sour flavoured sauce complements the fresh crab meat quite well. In terms of spiciness, this dish is more on the light side, thus well suited for diners with Western palates. You also have the option of picking out the crab: Alaskan Crab, Mud Crab or Dungeness Crab. In the event you find it difficult to decide, the friendly staff will help sort your order out.

Magnificent Riverside Ambience: Jumbo Seafood also scores high for the incredible ambience it offers with its location at Boat Quay. Here, you get to enjoy a great view of Singapore River, nearby skyscrapers, and city lights. If you prefer a balanced ambience with a view of nature combined with city night-scape, Jumbo is where it’s at.

Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-48 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416

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Chilli Crab with Macaroni: No Signboard’s crab sauce gives you an authentic Peranakan-Chinese taste with its special spices and herbs. Compared to top restaurants with signature chilli crabs that use ketchup as their base, the crab sauce here is unique. Another twist No Signboard brings is wok frying the chilli along with the hero ingredient, macaroni.

Special Mantou: We know that a chilli crab dish is incomplete without the mantou or side buns. In the case of No Signboard, their mantou is comparatively larger in size than usual. Additionally, the mantou is quite crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy inside. You are sure to wipe the crab sauce clean with these special buns!

Address: 414 Geylang, Singapore 389392

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The Spicy Chilli Crab: If you like your chilli crab spicy, then Long Beach Seafood is the place to be. This restaurant’s chilli crab is a local delight due to its thick and eggy sauce. Trust us when we see that the bibs the staff provides are a much-needed armour to prevent staining. Hands down one of the best spicy chilli crab in Singapore!

Quality Time with Family by the Beach: Compared to the hustle and bustle of other restaurants, the Long Beach experience provides quality time with family. Forget the stress of the week, and relax with your loved ones as you enjoy the tradition honoured chilli crab. Another bonus is that the wait staff is definitely not shy to help you dig into the crab. So don’t worry about being a baby, and just enjoy the moist and sweet crabmeat.  

Address: 1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre

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Classic Chilli Crab Dish: Sometimes we are in the mood for a classic chilli crab taste. This means no to any modern fusion twists, and in such cases, Mellben is the one. Mellben’s sweet-savoury crab sauce has remained a hit since its first introduction. What’s more? The thick and gooey sauce will have you ready to drop all cutlery, and dive in with your hands. Additionally, you’re also in control of the level of spiciness, so thank the crab gods. Truly one of the best chilli crab in Singapore!

Extra Big Crabs : The huge fleshy crabs at Mellben’s will take your mind off the lack of sophisticated exterior views. In other words, who needs a view outside with such an incredible crab sitting in front of you? Get ready to sink your teeth in the succulent flesh of their fresh crab.

Address: 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, St 22, #01-1222, 5602322

Five special authentic crab cuisines. Holy crab aims to take the true chili crab dishes to another level. The restaurant offers five specialities to choose from; Otak-inspired curry, salted egg yolk, thick Vermisell, green curry, and black pepper versions. The hotel also specializes in charred rice noodles, blended white & pink peppercorns, the sauna, and more; all served in beautiful bed crab sauces.

The restaurant provides a wide range of crab dishes on its menu. One of the signature menu it’s best known for is the seasonal vegetable with onions, lard, and garlic. You will also love the meat dish, especially if you are craving tofu.

Holy Crab continues to grow by working with different suppliers across Singapore to bring the freshest crabs possible. The hotel also takes pride in its chef experience. It values customers’ safety and respect. Rest assured, all crabs offered here are of high quality and toxic-free. Want some special crabby treat? visit Holy crab today and crack those shells like a baby.

Other service highlights include special crab dishes, affordable rates, fuss-free dining, chef experience in the industrial kitchen, reservations and private events

Address: 13 Stamford Rd, #01-85 Singapore 178905

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Red House Chilli Crab: For a tangier and more sweet chilli sauce flavour, head right over to Red House. Likewise to the restaurant’s name, the vibrant red colour of its signature chilli crab will have you drooling. The ketchup base really gives the crab sauce its sweet and tangy taste, and we’re all for it!     

Choice of Crabs: At Red House, you have three options for types of crabs. For example, Scottish Brown Crab, Sri Lankan Mud Crab or the Alaskan King Crab. You probably will have to fight the huge pincers of these crabs, but it’s all worth the scrumptious meat.

Address: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (Level 2), 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663

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Dinner Date Chilli Crab: Prepare for a chilli crab dinner-date at Momma Kong’s with their rendition of this iconic dish. Tucked away in the bustling streets of Chinatown, chilli crab at Momma Kong’s offers a more private and romantic experience. Moreover, the mantou are evenly fried to perfection, which is a definite bonus. Overall, hands down one of the best chilli crab in Singapore.

Complementing Seafood Stars: On the other hand, some options available at Momma Kong’s can further complement your feast-for-two. The Butter Crayfish is so buttery and creamy that it melts in your mouth. You can definitely pair these two dishes together, thus balancing out the spiciness and creaminess. In the end, you end up creating a paradise for your palates!

Address: 34 Mosque St, Singapore 059512

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Bounteous ambience with an amazing exterior. Hua Yu Wee is a grand mansion hotel situated along Upper East Coast Rd in Singapore. It is one of the earliest chili crab restaurants that continue to lodge in this area after others shifted to swankier locations. Hua Yu Wee is a popular place to treat yourself to spicier dishes.

The bungalow-style hotel features a great kitchen capable of accommodating group events. It also offers a pleasant outdoor setting perfect for couples looking for dining experience ideas. The interior is well laid-off to provide a lively dining experience to customers. Hua Yu Wee is best known for its affordable chili crab offers. Their foods are all fresh and sumptuous.

Worthy of mention, you’ll be able to park effortlessly, snag a table at their air-conditioned dining hall and enjoy the must-try crispy fried squid.

Other service highlights include, ample environment, group events, reservations and quality dishes.

Address: 462 Upper East Coast Road Singapore 466508

Rich, flavoured crab cuisines. Tung Lok Seafood offers you a quick Chilli savoury crab fix. The hotel is a complete reservation dedicated to serving its customers with the original version of chili crabs. It offers one of the freshest seafood for grabs. Black pepper crab is one of the crowd favourites you won’t miss. You will love how they mix its sauce with orange juice to produce a unique flavour.

The award-winning hotel has also received several compliments from customers for its premium quality food service. It also offers a wide variety of dishes in their menu options, including prawn fish heads, crayfish, and more. Tung Lok is truly a seafood feast for chili crab lovers you should try out.

Other service highlights include event catering, food delivery through Deliveroo, quality dishes served by friendly staff.

Address: Upper Jurong Rd; The Arena Country Club, 511 Upper Jurong Rd, (S) 638366, Orchard Central; Orchard Central, #11-05, 181 Orchard Rd (S) 238896

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Amazing sets of palatable chilli crabs. Do you want to try out one of the finest Chilli Crab in Singapore? Roland Restaurant with its incredible set menus should be your to-go restaurant of choice. The hotel is highly recommended by locals, thanks to its friendly staff and lower pricing compared to other restaurants on this list.

Founded in the year 1956, Roland Restaurant has been providing Singaporeans with quality seafood all the time. The restaurant is well known for its fast service. The staff here are friendly and efficient once you make an order. No lengthy waiting times! It is one of the best places to have an unpretentious dining experience with your friends.

Roland Restaurant offers a wide selection of crab dishes in their menu option. Interestingly, it provides a 15% discount for all ala carte orders. You will also find dim sum weekend promotions except for public holidays.

Other service highlights include affordable pricing, weekend promotions and a laid-back atmosphere.

Address: Block 89, Marine Parade Central, #06-750 Singapore 440088

Incredible Asian dishes inspired by the Singapore food culture. Restaurant Labyrinth offers contemporary Singapore cuisine without skimping on nostalgia-sweet dishes. The hotel is one of the best places to feast chili crabs with exotic ice cream.

You should try their signature crab of your choice from their extensive array of menu options. You can also order the set meal if you are dining two. Grilled squid is another reason you should check this restaurant. To bring back fresh old-age taste, you ought to try out some Mantou.

Other service highlights include contemporary cuisines, a wide variety of dishes and an award-winning hotel.

Address: Esplanade Mall 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Singapore 039802

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Incredible old Teochew crab cuisines. Kian Seng Seafood got established in the year 1960, so you can be sure of the experience when it comes to crab dishes. It is a perfect place to have old Teochew meals like braised sea cucumber with tangy pork, fried Kailan, steamed vegetables with dried Scallops, and many more.

The hotel also does an excellent steamed shark’s head and Nonya fish head. In case you like meat dishes, get your order roasted on time. Salted egg is one of the customer-favourite at Kian Seng Seafood Restaurant.

If you prefer chili crab with ice cream, visit Kian Seng Seafood and enjoy their happy hours. Kien Seng Seafood offers fast service. It is also the cleanest place to visit for an iconic dinner.

Other service highlights include great staff and a wide variety of uality dishes

Address: Blk 4013, #01-450 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1, Singapore 569629

Succulent crabs cooked in the sweet, tangy, and spiced sauce. You can never go wrong with Legacy Seafood. The restaurant has a team of professional chefs with vast experience when it comes to classic flavoured crab dishes. The hotel guarantees 100% quality food cooked with fresh ingredients. It is one of the best chili crab restaurants in Singapore, well known for its fast and prompt services. Some of the dishes offered here include fish, prawn, abalone, sea cucumber, and many more.

Apart from serving crab dishes, Legacy Seafood is also popular with multiple cuisines. So, you won’t be missing anything to eat here. Apart from crab dishes, you can also choose other food combos from their wide selection of cuisine on the menu. Guinness pork ribs are actually a must-try when you visit the restaurant.

Other service highlights include online orders available, fresh dishes great staff with fast service

Address: 10 Science Cnter Road, #01-23 Singapore 609079

Prodigy of multiple cuisine and crab dishes. The Garden Kitchen is a perfect example of how seafood cooking is done right, so expect the best standards. This restaurant offers a great assortment in their menu selection. Whether you are looking for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Western-style dishes, the Garden Kitchen has got them all.

One of the best crowd favourites they offer is the chef’s signature chili crab cooked in a sweet chili tomato sauce. The restaurant also offers quality food without breaking your bank. Call them up today, and they will deliver food right to your home.

Other service highlights include professional chefs, a wide variety of dishes at affordable rates, and available home delivery service.

Address: 10 Raeburn Park, #01-28 Singapore

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Best known for its shellfish delights and chilli crab cuisines. Palm Beach which had a humble beginning in the year 1962 has gradually made its way to be among the best chilli crabs restaurants in Singapore. Over the past 50 years, the restaurant has been providing both locals and internationals with a wide selection of seafood dishes, including coco-Lobo, Honey Tangy Fish, black pepper crab, and many more.

No trip is complete without taking double-baked crab at this award-winning restaurant. You can also stop at this hotel and have a taste of live lobster with Vermicelli in superior stock. It is worth to mention that Palm Beach Seafood hotel offers larger mantou than usual. They also do their sauce just excellent.

Located in the Upper East Road, it will be easier to have some lunch after hanging out with friends in the city. You can’t talk of chili crabs without mentioning Palm Beach Seafood. It has one of the iconic large, tangy, and sweet chilli crab cuisines served to customers within Singapore. The Palm Beach always strive to maintain their recipe. Their cooking style is extremely perfect making their crabs taste more substantial compared to other hotels.

Address: One Fullerton #01-09, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213

So, these are the best 15 Chilli Crab places in Singapore you can choose from to satisfy your next craving. Turn any sort of gathering or party into something of epic proportions with a chilli crab. It’s as simple as feasting your eyes and indulging your tummy with the listed renditions of this majestic dish.

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90,000 Singapore Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants, bars

It is simply impossible to stay hungry in Singapore – there are simply a huge number of restaurants for a wide variety of tastes. Singaporeans are true gourmets, and their food comes first. Here you are more likely to face the painful question of choosing “where to eat” and “which restaurant to choose”, because you want to try everything.

In general, whichever place you choose, you can be 100% sure that the food everywhere is of high quality, fresh and meets all sanitary standards, here it is strict with this.You have to decide what exactly you want? Meat, fresh seafood, romance, luxury, stunning views, the sound of the waves, or just a burger and fries? Or maybe you want freshly brewed coffee with blueberry pie, or a delicious cake with an exotic taste? But what about visiting the country and not trying local dishes? In Singapore, Indian and Chinese food is especially recommended. And be sure to enjoy ice cream, which is sold literally at every turn. The ice cream maker will take out the briquette with the desired taste, unfold it, and offer two waffles or sweet bread – your choice.Try ice cream with this bread! Bread, which tastes more like a biscuit, goes well with ice cream!

We hope you find a restaurant to your liking in Singapore:

Attention! Dress code is required (it is not allowed to come in T-shirts, shorts, bermudas and slippers). A separate smoking room is provided for smokers.

Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese If you love Japanese cuisine and are well versed in it – be sure to go to this restaurant, this is the best Japanese cuisine in Singapore.Sushi and rolls amaze with their freshness and unusual combination of ingredients.

Address: Crown Prince Hotel, 01-05, 270 Orchard Road

Opening hours: Lunch: 12.00 – 15.00

Dinner: 18.30 – 23.00

Restaurant “Crystal Jade Golden Palace”

Cuisine: Chinese One of the top restaurants for traditional Chinese cuisine – exquisite interior, excellent choice of food. A must-try dish here is Cantonese-style stewed beef short ribs.Good wine selection.

Address: Shopping center “Paragon”, 05-22 / 24, 290 Orchard Road

Opening hours: Lunch: 11.30 – 15.00

Dinner: 18.00 – 23.00

Restaurant San Marco

Cuisine: Italian. Huge royal chandeliers, views of the bay and skyscrapers. Be sure to book a table located by the window … We do not even presume what will amaze you more – the view from the window or the offered dishes.

Address: Fullertone Hotel, 8th floor Telephone: 6438 4404

Opening hours: Lunch: 12.00 – 14.00 (Mon-Fri)

Dinner: 19.00 – 22.00 (Mon-Sat)

Nadaman Japanese Restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese. One of the most famous VIP-level Japanese restaurants. The variety of dishes and exceptional service have given this restaurant an excellent reputation.

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Lobby Level, 22 Orange Grove Road

Opening hours: Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30

Dinner: 18.30 – 22.30

Equinox Restaurant

Cuisine: international. This is the restaurant with the best views of Singapore. It is located on the 70th floor of the Swissotel The Stamford – 226 meters above sea level.

Address: Hotel Swissotel The Stamford, Level 70, 2 Stamford Road

Opening hours: Lunch: 12.00 – 14.30 (Mon-Sat)

Dinner: 18.30 – 23.00 (Mon-Sat)

Restaurant “Esmirada at Orchard”

Cuisine: European.It’s always noisy and fun here, and there is a huge selection of food. At 21:00, an incendiary “sirtaka” begins to play, those who wish to stand in a circle and dance with the waiters, and then all together beat the plates for good luck, throwing them on the floor, and making wishes.

Address: 442 Orchard Road, # 01-29, Orchard Hotel

Working hours: 11.00 – 22.30

The Cliff Restaurant

Cuisine: seafood. Magic, romance, wine with oysters. One of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore.From here, an incredible view of the sea bay, dotted with millions of lights, opens up.

Address: The Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa

Opening hours: Dinner: 18.30 – 24.00

Prive Restaurant, Gastrobar & Bakery Cafe

Cuisine: international, European, Italian. This restaurant is very popular, therefore tables must be booked in advance. There is a bakery and an outdoor Gastro bar by the water.Jazz plays here, and you will also be offered an incredible range of cocktails and dishes.

Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Keppel Bay Telephone: 65 6776 0777

Opening hours: Dinner: 18.00 – 23.30

Restaurant “mezza9 (Mezzanini)”

Cuisine: international. Consists of 9 dining areas. Here you will be offered any delights of Western and Japanese cuisine prepared by virtuoso chefs. In addition, there is a grill bar and a Japanese Yakitori grill, as well as steamed food.

Address: 10 Scotts Road, Level 2, Grand Hyatt Singapore Telephone: 6732 1234

Opening hours: Lunch / Dinner: 12.00 – 23.00

Restaurant Paulaner Brauhaus

Cuisine: European. The German-style interior of this restaurant, with a traditional Bavarian menu and friendly service, will not leave anyone indifferent. We recommend that you visit this restaurant and enjoy original Bavarian dishes and the freshest beer. After the first mug, one realizes that the beer brewed in this brewery is not only an alcoholic drink, but also a real work of art, because the master brews it in accordance with the purity law of 1516.

Address: 01-01 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Bld.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.30-01.00, Fri-Sat until 02.00, Sun until 00.00

Restaurant “Paladino”

Cuisine: Italian. If, after such a variety of Asian food, you want something more European, then this restaurant is worth a visit. The chefs here know a lot about pastas, pizzas and young wine.

Address: 01-02 Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11.00-22.00

Food courts and food centers

A tasty and cheap way to eat in Singapore is the so-called food court. There are a lot of such places throughout the city, including on Orchid Road – look at the signs. Each of them offers a large selection of national dishes, as well as other traditional Asian cuisines: Korean, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. The difference between a food court and a food center is that the food center is located outdoors, sometimes under a roof, and the food court is in an air-conditioned mall.The principle of self-service works everywhere.

Makansutra

Large outdoor food court for seafood lovers, selling shellfish, octopus, fish and crabs freshly cooked right in front of your eyes.

Address: Blk 57 Geylang Bahru # 01-3491 Singapore 330057 tel: 81571245

Newton Food Center

One of the most popular outdoor food centers not only among the local population, but also among tourists.She works late.

Address: 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, S (229495)

Chinatown Food Street

This unique Smith Street food center offers outdoor dining in the city center where the roadway was during the day (only open from 6pm). Good selection of seafood. Plastic tables and chairs.

Food Republic chain

There are 3 points in total in the city.The main difference from the above places is the level of service. Each point of “Food Republic” is located in a shopping center with air conditioning and a beautiful interior.

Addresses:

Shopping center “Wistma Atria”, 4th floor
Shopping center “Vivo City”, 3rd floor

Shopping center “Suntec City”, 1st floor

World chains of cafes and restaurants

In addition to traditional restaurants and food courts, there are world chains where the menu contains a fairly good selection of soups, salads, hot dishes, desserts and soft drinks.Good portions of food, decent service, average prices. These cafes can be found in any major shopping center in Singapore:

New York
New York Delifrance
Café Carte
Café Swenson
Pizza Hut
Thai Express (Thai cuisine)
Soup & Spoon (you can eat real soup here – fresh and hot!)

Ichiban Sushi & Ichiban Boshi (Japanese cuisine)

Beer pubs and bars

Beer is brewed in Singapore very tasty.Locals and guests of the country like to sit with a cold beer on a warm evening somewhere on the banks of the river. Especially crowded in bars and pubs during the broadcast of football matches. Here are some of the best downtown pubs in Singapore:

Father Flanagan’s Irish Pub

This bar is located in CHIJMES – this place is truly unique. Until 1983, there was a Catholic cathedral and the monastery of the holy baby Jesus was located there. And in 1988, after the renovation, CHIJMES opened in a new capacity and became an entertainment center with restaurants, a bar and a nightclub.

Address: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St.

Balaclava

50 varieties of wines

Address: 01-01B Suntec City Mall, 1 Raffles Blvd.

Working hours: Mon-Thu 12.00-00.00, Fri-Sat 12.00-02.00, Fri 16.00-12.00

90,000 20 + 1 Best Restaurants in Singapore | International Wealth

Reputable directories do not speak well of gastronomic Singapore. They argue that there is no haute cuisine in the city-state, although they add that tourists will not go hungry.In a sense, this is how it is. Singapore cannot be compared to France, and quiche (open pie), ratatouille (vegetable dish) and tartafflene (potato gratin) – with laxa (the so-called spicy noodle soup).

But if you do not make excessive demands on Singaporean cuisine and take for granted some culinary secondary character of the local dishes, then the situation will not seem so sad. The food here is moderately original, unambiguously tasty, the portions in the restaurants are not the smallest, but the choice is quite large.After all, you didn’t come here, did you?

In the article brought to your attention, we have collected the best (in our opinion) restaurants and respectable cafes. And so that the information was not only informative, but also practically useful, we decided to indicate the size of the average check and the address of the institution. But please do not consider this as an advertisement. We describe only those restaurants we have visited ourselves. As the saying goes, “Not for the sake of self-interest, but only by the will of the wife who sent me” (Ilf and Petrov, “12 chairs”, the spelling of the authors is preserved).

Ding Dong

Source: https://www.facebook.com/dingdongsingapore

  • Address: 23 Ann Siang Road.
  • Snacks: from $ 15.

A restaurant famous for its snacks. But on the other hand, there will be so many of them that you won’t have to regret the lack of main courses. But we must warn you that Asian snacks for a European may seem … too spicy. Before the classic Japanese wasabi, they still have to grow and grow, but still be extremely careful. Cocktails that are served with snacks are more traditional, but they also have a peppercorn (both in the literal and figurative sense of the word).

Pollen

Source: https://www.facebook.com/PollenSingapore

  • Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive.
  • Snacks: from $ 75.

Jason Atherton is a famous person in the culinary world. The Michelin star (!) Has set up a restaurant right under the roof of the botanical garden, and the headliner of the menu is duck with foie gras and currants. Very, very tasty, but a little pricey.

Burnt Ends

Source: https://www.facebook.com/BurntEndsSG

  • Address: 20 Teck Lim Road.
  • Average check: from $ 60.

Singapore’s finest grill restaurant. The meat is cooked divinely here, it has been tested repeatedly. And after you taste the king crab, you will want to say: wrap it up, take it with me. The only pity is that the culinary masterpiece cannot be transported through customs. Also take the liberty of recommending snapper fish to you.

The Naked Finn

Source: https://www.facebook.com/nakedfinn

  • Address: 41 Malan Road.
  • Average bill: from $ 60.

We want to warn you right away: there is no actual naked (naked, naked) here, we propose to find the red light district in Singapore on our own. This word refers to the design of a restaurant – well, it is very minimalistic and simple. But the price tags, on the contrary, are far from the lowest. The restaurant is prized for squid, lobster and arctic mussels. Yes, they will also offer New Zealand cod to gourmets. We would not recommend eating here all the time, but it is quite possible to go in once or twice.

Tiffin Room

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  • Address: 1 Beach Rd.
  • Average bill: from $ 60.

The Raffles Hotel restaurant, and that says it all. A dozen other hotels have similar cuisine and the same decoration, so the bill may seem a bit overpriced to you. Chicken tikka masala is good, but it will not be enough to attract a visitor here again.

Bar-Roque Grill

Source: https: //www.facebook.com / BarRoqueGrill

  • Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road.
  • Average bill: duck 15 $.

A restaurant dedicated to the values ​​of French cuisine in a country where culinary has never received much attention. The specialty of the establishment is a country duck terrine; she will be accompanied by tender rabbit pate and a banana cake with ice cream. But the wine selection is really good. In general, it is quite a decent establishment. We should especially note the interior in the style of the 18th century.

Banana Leaf Apolo

Source: https: // www.facebook.com/thebananaleafapolo

  • Address: 48 Serangoon Road.
  • Average bill: from $ 13.

An Indian restaurant with all the necessary attributes. The highlight of the program is bean masala with curry and fish heads. We recommend that you dine here at least once and form your own opinion about the establishment. It seemed to us too specific.

DB Bistro Moderne

Source: https://www.facebook.com/dbBistroOysterBar

  • Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue.
  • Average bill: from $ 30 (cock in wine).

A rare case for Singapore – queues at a catering establishment. Guess why? Oddly enough, for … burgers. The local chef Daniel Boulud cooks them just fine. The rest of the menu items – rooster, steaks with potatoes, seafood – can be called entourage. Figuratively speaking, DB Bistro Moderne is almost like a McDonald’s, only an order of magnitude cooler.

Jamie’s Italian

Source: https: // www.facebook.com/jamiesitaliansingapore

  • Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity.
  • Average bill: tagliatelle bolognese $ 13.

Italian cuisine in all its glory, although the chef is British Jamie Oliver (James Trevor Jamie Oliver). The institution enjoys a consistently high popularity, not least due to the humane prices and rather large portions. According to rumors, it often includes the signature tune of Nino Rota, which gained legendary status in the movie “The Godfather”.

Jaan Swissotel

Source: https://www.facebook.com/SwissotelTheStamford

  • Address: 2 Stamford Road.
  • Average bill: from $ 120 (full 5-course menu).

A classic restaurant located on the 70th floor of the hotel of the same name. Guests will be offered exquisite yet simple and delicious food. Let’s leave this statement on the conscience of the chef, since venison with celery in a special sauce made from pear juice and mulled wine does not fall into this category. But it is worth noting that it is really tasty here, although quite expensive.They say that with the departure of the great Julien Royer, the restaurant began to lose status customers, but it’s too early to talk about it.

Les Amis

Source: https://www.facebook.com/lesamisrestaurant

  • Address: 1 Scotts Road, 2-16 Shaw Center.
  • Average bill: from $ 128 (5-course menu).

The restaurant is an unofficial representative center of Singapore. It is customary to impress guests here (interiors, lights, dishes, etc.), which many local businessmen use willingly.The true pride of Les Amis is a huge wine list, so in the institution you can not only eat delicious food, but also taste elite alcohol. And I can’t even call Provencal ratatouille or tomato confiture pies a snack.

Ziggy’s

Source: https://www.facebook.com/hiltonsingapore

  • Address: Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road.
  • Average Check: $ 95.

All Singapore’s restaurateur and sommelier Ignatius Chan invites you to reimagine Japanese cuisine.Sushi on meringues instead of rice, with molecular (!) Soy sauce and scallops, and with sea urchin … You will either love this cuisine or hate it. But keep in mind that the 36th place in the rating “The world’s 50 best restaurants” is simply not given for beautiful eyes. It is worth visiting Iggy’s at least to get acquainted with modern Japanese cuisine. And then – how it goes.

Long Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/longbeachseafood

  • Address: 47 Beach Road, 05-02 / 05 Kheng Chiu Building.
  • Average Check: $ 30.

This establishment is called by many (and not without reason) the “crab restaurant”. It is this crustacean in black pepper that is the local specialty. Must have for all guests of the city-state. By the way, Long Beach is a rare example of an establishment with “real” Singaporean cuisine, although the masters of haute cuisine will probably disagree with this definition.

Yum Cha Chinatown

  • Address: 20 Trengganu Street.
  • Average check: $ 10.

A democratic establishment in the heart of a Chinese city. It is noisy here, very fun and very, very tasty. The cuisine, as you might guess, is exclusively oriental, but quite “accessible” for the stomach of a European: sweet potatoes, pork ribs, shrimp with spinach … Dishes with “Korean themes”, fortunately, are not seen here. It is especially worth noting the prices, which, rather, are characteristic of some kind of fast food. In short, if you just want to eat (and not visit another pretentious institution), you should definitely go to Yum Cha Chinatown.

Candlenut

Source: https://www.facebook.com/candlenut.sg

  • Address: 331 New Bridge Road.
  • Average Check: $ 12.

A modernized and reimagined classic of Singapore (?) Cuisine. The choice of dishes is quite traditional, gourmets recommend paying attention to the pork stomach with soy sprouts and chili sauce. We checked it – it tastes much better than the name. Dinner was in full swing when the lights went out in the hall. We understand that it is completely accidental.That the owner, Malcolm Lee, then apologized for the incident for a very long time … But God is my witness: when the traditional Chinese lanterns under the ceiling were lit in the dark, we found ourselves in a wondrous and mysterious world, distant, unfamiliar, but so dear. It is impossible to describe it in words.

Song Fa

Source: https://www.facebook.com/songfabkt

  • Address: 11 New Bridge Road.
  • Average Check: $ 8.

The institution is very reminiscent of a cafe, which, according to rumors, the conditional “dad” of Kung Fu Panda (children, educate adults!) Owned, but instead of noodles, visitors will be offered broth with many secret ingredients and herbs with a very mysterious name bak kut teh …They say that gourmets can even add a pig’s tail to the composition. One of the few catering establishments where there is a queue almost all day.

Food courts

You can’t even call them fast food, since such establishments differ from ordinary cafes in about the same way as the famous “penny” (copied, by the way, from the Italian Fiat 124) from thoroughbred Audi, BMW or Mercedes.

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  • Chinatown Market & Food Center (335 Smith Street, $ 15.). The signature dish of the cafe is rice noodles in spicy (no, not so – very spicy!) Peanut sauce with pork, water spinach and … cuttlefish. Are you ready?
  • Maxwell Road Hawker Center (1 Kadayanallur Street, $ 18). Pay attention to the Hainan chicken with rice and chili sauce. It is said that this dish was served even in Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Food Opera (ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, $ 5). The owners have relied on the interior and decoration. It here looks like another creation of Philippe Starck (Philippe Starck).But the food is simple and almost affordable. If you decide not only to come here, but also to eat, choose curry-laxa soup.
  • Sabar Menanti Restaurant & Catering (48 Kandahar Street, $ 17). A kind of Singaporean buffet. At the counter, you are supposed to pick up a plate of rice, and then choose any main course. The institution is recommended by many reference books as the best in terms of price and taste, but it seemed to us too impersonal.
  • Tekka Center (665 Buffalo Road, Little India, $ 0.7).In fact, this is not even a food court, but an ordinary (adjusted for Singaporean flavor) bakery. The bread with a thick and viscous curry sauce is delicious here, but Tekka Center cannot boast of anything else.

We will not undertake to assert that absolutely all the sights of gastronomic Singapore were included in the review, but the best places, in our opinion, worth visiting, are still indicated in it. Unfortunately, it is impossible to visit all of them in a few days, so we recommend getting a tourist visa and coming here for at least a couple of weeks.And if you do not know how this can be done, write a letter to [email protected] and ask our specialists for help. They can and should also be contacted for any questions related to doing business in this jurisdiction. For example, we did not find a respectable institution in Singapore where Russian borscht and dumplings would be served :-). We give the idea for free :-).

90,000 Top Countries for Vegetarians and Vegans – Asia to America

While traveling, you value every minute, and you don’t want to spend half a day looking for a cafe.It is doubly difficult for vegetarians: everything around is unfamiliar, and it is also unclear what kind of filling in flat cakes on the counter and whether the waiter will understand that the vegetables you ordered cannot be cooked in meat broth.

We have compiled a list of veggie friendly countries where plant food is a tradition. And in some places on our selection, vegetarianism is so popular that trendy cafes have switched to animal-free menus.

Mobile apps have been created especially for vegetarians and vegans, for example, Happy Cow, which will tell you where the nearest vegetarian restaurant is located in hundreds of countries around the world.

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Attention! If vegetable food is popular in a country, this does not mean that only it is eaten here. Even if you ordered vegetables, in Thailand they will easily be cooked in crab broth, and in China they will fry pies with lard.
If you are not in a specialty vegetarian cafe, it is best to make it clear right away that you do not eat meat or seafood. Learn in advance how to say “no meat” in your local language: English is not understood by every street food vendor.
If you are on a vegan diet, be careful with baked goods, as they usually contain milk, eggs or honey.

In India, even meat eaters are becoming vegetarians: it is easier to find a Vedji cafe here than usual, and the most delicious Indian dishes are made from vegetables, cereals and legumes.

The locals seem to know a hundred ways to cook lentils, potatoes, tofu or spinach. But such a diet will not have time to get bored: the Indians masterfully use spices, and the same recipes are interpreted in their own way in each state of the country.

What to try: rice with vegetable stews thali , bean soup dal , tortilla paratha (not suitable for vegans), pancake dosa , yoghurt drink lassi (not suitable for vegans) tea with milk and spices masala (not suitable for vegans)

Traditional Egyptian cuisine is based on meat, but it is always combined with vegetables and side dishes. Therefore, local cookbooks have amassed many ancient recipes for eggplant, chickpea, rice, lentils, tahini paste, and other vegetarian favorites.Portions in the East are generous – and one or two appetizers will go for a full meal.

What to try: Side dish Koshari from rice, pasta and lentils; local falafel tameya , hummus, eggplant puree baba ganoush , for dessert baklava or quiche fytr (not suitable for vegans)

The worst dilemma you will face in Thailand is to take those delicious noodles with vegetables and nuts again, or finally try the vegetable spring rolls?

A skilful combination of sauces, herbs and spices turns the simplest products into a masterpiece.Maybe that’s why Thais are so smiling?

What to try: sweet rice in coconut milk mango sticky rice , pancakes crepe with fillings (not suitable for vegans), wedges pad thai (make sure not to put dried shrimp on your plate), papaya – salad, vegetarian spring rolls

Europe heard about the first vegetarians a couple of hundred years ago. The movement developed in England under the influence of India and spread to other countries.The idea of ​​not eating meat was championed by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and in the 19th century Britain founded the Vegetarian Society, which at various times included Bernard Shaw, Mahatma Gandhi, Paul McCartney and Jerome Flynn.

Modern Britain is replete with customs and cultures – no one here is surprised by the request No meat, please . There are especially a lot of trendy Wedge spots in trendy cities like London and Brighton, but finding meat-free dishes on the menu is easy everywhere.

What to try: dessert crumble (not suitable for vegans), scones scones (not suitable for vegans), vegetable curries, vegetable puree soups, veggie puddings and oatmeal, sir!

The main rule for easy adaptation to heights is to avoid meat and spirits.But hearty Tibetan tortillas, spicy vegetable stews and aromatic apple pies await you not only on the Himalayan trails.

Nepalese cuisine is very similar to Indian cuisine, and in the menu of any cafe there are dishes marked “veji”.

What to try: rice with lentil stew and vegetables dal baht , dumplings with vegetables momo , Tibetan bread, veji soup tukpa

To get imbued with the Rastafarian culture, dope is not needed in Jamaica: the gentle sea and bright sun will instantly set you in a peaceful mood.Representatives of the Rasta movement are against all manifestations of violence and do not favor meat dishes, so any cafe will offer an alternative.

The island is generous with fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes, which Jamaicans masterfully combine with sauces and spices. Take your time to judge food by ingredients: even banal beans and rice in Jamaica have been turned into a delicious dish with coconut milk and spices.

What to try: fruit aki , butter, coconut, ginger and nougat tartlets gizzada (vegans can choose the no oil option), vegetarian Jamaican patties (not suitable for vegans), fried or boiled bananas, rice with beans

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In Germany, it is more difficult to give up beer than meat.In one of the most multicultural countries in Europe, you will definitely not go hungry: big cities like Berlin and Hamburg are full of veggie cafes and bioshops, and in any village there is a farmer’s market with fresh vegetables and fruits.

Plus, the Germans love falafel, salads, pastries, and spreads like marmalade or hummus – all vegetarian and delicious!

What to try: macaroni with cheese spetzle (not suitable for vegans), potato pancakes similar to pizza tart flambé (not suitable for vegans) , cheese with butter and spices obatsda (not suitable for vegans), bread or potato knodels (not suitable for vegans)

Traditional Singaporean cuisine is a colorful mix of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian dishes.In a city-state where so many traditions and cultures coexist, it’s not hard to find vegetarian options as well, from vegetable noodles on the street counter to avocado toast in a trendy hipster café. If you don’t feel like guessing, head straight to Little India, where a rare meat dish has a dozen vegetable curries.

What to try: rice porridge konji , fried rice with spices nasi biryani , coconut noodle soup laksa lemak , bubble tea

The religious population of Ethiopia often fasts, so the vegetarian cuisine is well developed in the country.Not a single feast here is complete without yngera: a sour cake that is often used instead of a spoon. Keep up with the locals and dare to scoop up vegetable stew or shiro sauce!

If you don’t want something exotic, wrap up in a coffee shop: tiramisu, muffins and macchiato can hardly be attributed to ancient Ethiopian recipes, but now they are adored by both locals and tourists.

What to try: tortilla yngera with vegetable stew, chickpea sauce shiro , lentils with spices messir wat , breakfast chebza from pieces of tortilla fried in sauce

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It’s amazing how the heroine of “Eat, Pray, Love” generally escaped from Italy.Unless she was sure that in India and Bali they cook just as well!

In the homeland of pizza and pasta, opponents of gluten may have a hard time, but there will definitely be no problems with meat. Any legendary Italian dish has a vegetarian counterpart, and there is nothing to worry about about wine.

What to try : risotto rice with saffron in Milan; pasta with potatoes, beans and pesto in Genoa; pasta al pomodoro, pizza “Margarita” (vegan options available), large vegetable salad with nuts insalatone , ice cream gelato (vegan options available with vegetable milk)

For vegetarianism inspiration, you can simply come to the Vietnamese market: you have hardly seen so many types of greens, vegetables and fruits in one place! At lunch, the first thing on the table will be a bowl of lime, vegetables and herbs that perfectly complement the local soups.

Traditional Vietnamese recipes – with meat, but no worse without it: just ask for the vegetarian version. Usually, dishes are assembled here, like a constructor, from pre-cut ingredients. So it’s easy to not add shrimp or meat to your serving.

What to try: wedge sandwich ban mi (not suitable for vegans), vegetarian spring rolls , wedge noodle soup pho

The first vegetarians appeared in Greece in the 5th century BC: then the followers of Orphism and the Pythagoreans abandoned meat.Imagine how many delicious vegetable recipes the Greeks have invented since then!

Only one Greek salad can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The only thing that stops it is that it’s offensive to skip vegetable cutlets made from zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes, as well as pies with vegetable fillings and a fragrant dessert with tahini pasta. Needless to say, it all goes well with local wines?

What to try: Greek salad Horjatiki (not suitable for vegans), squash patties Kolokitokeftedes (not suitable for vegans), Spinach pie Spanakopita (not suitable for vegans), oven baked beans Giant , sesame pie tahinopita

If there is a paradise in the world, it is Bali.For vegetarians, it’s so for sure: on a fabulous island, it’s easy to eat only smoothie bowls and the healing drink jamu. The most difficult choice is which trendy vegetarian cafe to go to today and which exotic fruits to choose in the market.

There are not many vegetarian establishments on other islands in Indonesia, but you can always ask for rice nasi goreng or noodles mi goreng without meat.

What to try: salad with peanut sauce gado-gado (not suitable for vegans), pancake martabac (not suitable for vegans), fruit smoothie (not traditional for locals, but has already become a symbol Bali; Vegans should be careful not to contain honey)

Scandinavians set trends not only in interior design.With an abundance of meat dishes traditional for cold countries, modern Sweden is full of vegetarian restaurants, and in the menu of ordinary cafes it is easy to find the label V.

Among the traditional recipes, there are also interesting ones: how do you like the combination of pea soup and pancakes with jam? And if you like sweets, in Sweden it is easy to eat only baked goods: hardly healthy, but deliciously incredible!

What to try: beer soup ölebrod (not suitable for vegans), pea soup with pancakes (not suitable for vegans), lingonberry jam, green Princess Cake (not suitable for vegans), potato salad, potato dumplings, cinnamon rolls (not suitable for vegans), waffles syult (not suitable for vegans)

Everything is mixed in the Malaysian house: next to Chinese soups, Indian curries are bubbling, Arabian falafel is fried and Thai vegetables are roasted on skewers.

Vegetarian options are easy to find in this variety. For dessert, try durian: in Malaysia, there are at least five varieties of the king of fruits, there are even special cafes serving only it.

What to try: rice in coconut milk and spicy sauce nasi lemak (ask in advance not to put the egg and anchovies with which the dish is often served), durian fruit and sweets with durian filling, Indian flatbread with vegetables masala dosa , salad with peanut sauce rajak

If you are traveling to Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan, make a list of veggie cafes in advance or choose accommodation with a kitchen.Meat dishes are tradition here, and the chef will be very surprised if you ask not to put lamb in the pilaf.

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90,000 For a crab – in line!

Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky on crab logistics, wine list in a tablet and criteria for the success of an establishment

Ivan and Sergei Berezutsky opened a restaurant in Moscow with a luxury product at affordable prices, which produced a wow effect on the public.However, this is not their strength. In

Wine & Crab , the brothers did not repeat themselves, but made a fundamentally different project, thereby avoiding the creative clichés that have recently become the signature style of many respected restaurateurs. Elena Anosova, editor-in-chief of the information group Restaurant Vedomosti, spoke with the Berezutskys about crab logistics, a wine list in a tablet and criteria for the success of an establishment.

It seems that nothing will surprise Moscow. And then you open a restaurant with a premium product at affordable prices, and the guest says: wow! But miracles do not happen.What is your calculation?

Sergey: In logistics.
Ivan: In this project we have a partner, a frequent guest of Twins. He suggested: “I can bring everything from Vladivostok, including a crab.” We said, “The crab is very interesting.” And they began to work in this direction. For six months we have visited Vladivostok eleven times: Sergey – six, I – five.
Sergey: The most difficult thing was to find suppliers who have a high quality product and to establish logistics. I had to delve into all the details ourselves, to build processes.If we could not create our own supply chain, then we would not have a restaurant with a crab at a normal price.

How often does the supply of crabs and seafood to the restaurant take place

Ivan: Depending on our needs. On average, twice a week. Cars go by, planes fly. We found a man in Vladivostok, pay him a salary, and he picks a crab on the spot and sends it to Moscow. We have removed all intermediaries from the chain, so we can afford to trade in a gourmet product at normal prices.And we have our own machines, they did not attract specialized logistics companies.
Sergey: But logistics is not yet a success. The most important thing is the quality of the product. Before opening a restaurant, we thoroughly studied everything that happens to the crab – its species, migration, seasonality, places of catch, which crab is exported, which is to Russia.
Ivan: There are a lot of nuances in working with fresh crab. For example, you need to understand: was it kept in overexposure in containers with water, where it was fed with something incomprehensible, or was it just caught? Many suppliers say, “We only have fresh crab.”And if now is not the season for fresh? This means that the crab is kept overexposed. But what is he fed there and how often? Unclear. And if you don’t feed the crab, it loses weight. And so you order a huge crab in a restaurant, but in fact it has skin and bones under its shell. And what do you need to say to the guests in this case: “Sorry, this is not the season, that’s why my crab is so thin”? But the guest pays the money, and he doesn’t care whether the crab is in season or not.
Sergey: We will have our own pool in Vladivostok, where we will overexpose the crab until it is sent to Moscow.Because we have to control the whole process ourselves. Only then can we be sure of the quality of the product.
Ivan: Have you seen our menu? Please note that we are writing the price for one hundred grams of finished crab. Usually, restaurants indicate the price for one hundred grams of fresh crab. But boil it – and it will lose weight.
Sergey: We basically sell all the crabs for one hundred grams, except for the hairy crab, it is a piece, because it cannot be divided into portions. We now have eight types of crab, there will be nine, then – depending on the season.And the guest can taste almost all the menu – each type of crab is one hundred grams.

How many crab did you sell in the first month of the restaurant’s operation

Sergey: About five tons. But this is not only Kamchatka crab, it is a combination of different species.
Ivan: This is really a lot. We didn’t expect to eat that much!
Sergey: We sell part of the crab in whole phalanges, part of it we disassemble for meat for dishes. Thanks to the very careful handling of the product, the percentage of waste is reduced, which, of course, also affects the price.

What specific features of working with a crab have you encountered?

Ivan: There are many nuances! For example defrost percentage. Or: thin – not thin. After all, you can buy just a shell, which will contain a little bit of meat.
Sergey: Everyone knows that the best crab is exported to Japan and Singapore. It’s simple – they buy for dollars, Russia for rubles. But we are working with prepaid vendors to bring this “Japanese” crab to our restaurant.
Ivan: Today we take what we think is the best crab.But crab is a seasonal product. Depending on the season, the temperature of the water, it sheds, loses weight – in general, an unstable product and therefore risky for a restaurant.

What are your bestsellers?

Sergey: Wine baba and toast with three types of crab. The portions are rather big: if it’s a crab, then a crab. We have a crab cake on the menu, its total weight is 150 grams, of which 135 are crab.
Ivan: We do not mix crab with shrimp or fish. We do not grind the meat with a machine, but with our hands we disassemble it into fibers so that people can see that it is really a crab, that it is not rolled into an incomprehensible cutlet mass.

Still, the crab is only one component of the concept of your new restaurant, the second is wine

Sergey: The crab made a lot of noise, but first of all it is a wine restaurant. We have eight hundred kinds of wine. And more than thirty suppliers.

Your guests will not receive a classic wine list, but tablets with a service program. At the same time, you did not refuse the services of a sommelier in the hall. How does the integration work?

Ivan: At least three sommeliers work per shift.Because you need to help guests understand these eight hundred labels. But we noticed a long time ago: many guests are afraid to communicate with the sommelier, they do not want to seem incompetent. In addition, there is still a strong prejudice that sommeliers are bred for expensive wine. People are more comfortable communicating with a tablet, at least initially. The program is made in such a way that you can choose a wine according to any parameter. Let’s say you like the vanilla flavor – a tablet will show all of our vanilla flavored wines.Very comfortably.

And should you only drink white with a crab?

Sergey: Exactly half of the menu is made up of crabs and crab dishes. The rest is a curtsey to the blame. We came up with dishes for red, pink, sparkling, champagne. We serve crab with red wine!
Ivan: We flew to Singapore on purpose to eat their black pepper crab. But when they returned home, they realized that it was wrong to feed the guests with Singapore-style Kamchatka crab just a stone’s throw from Red Square.And they came up with the dish “Crab with adjika”. Adjika perfectly emphasizes the sweetness of the Kamchatka crab. Tomatoes, garlic, chili-peppers, lots of aromatic greens … We sold about two thousand servings in a month! And for this dish we offer just red.

Do you often argue with each other?

Sergey: Always. It’s hard to work together.
Ivan: The problem is that there is a lot of flattery in our work. When the chef is told “delicious”, he begins to believe in it. But you need a person who will tell the truth, even if it is bitter.We always tell each other the truth, and this is very important.

I will ask an indecent question: what is the return on investment of a wine-crab restaurant you have laid down?

Ivan: Any restaurateur will say that forecasting in the restaurant business is a thankless task. After working the first month, we realized that such a pace suits us.

You opened only with a veranda – a hundred landings, the premises were still being renovated. How many guests were there per day?

Ivan: About four hundred – four hundred and fifty people.Minimum – three hundred and ninety, on Mondays.
Sergey: Do you know how many people try crab for the first time? We were very surprised. We gave a lot of people the opportunity to try the crab for the first time in their lives, thanks to the democratic price. We didn’t want to make a luxury crab restaurant – that’s enough, you won’t surprise anyone. And at the same time, quite sophisticated guests come to us who ate crab all over the world – from Singapore to the States. They praise our quality, and they are also pleasantly surprised by the prices.
Ivan: We also figured out how to determine the success of an establishment.People get up and go to sign up for tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. You can say whatever you want: tasty, tasteless, expensive, cheap, working, non-working model, but if the guest, after finishing dinner, asks to write it down for tomorrow, then he liked it.

So when will you raise prices?

Sergey: Oh, this is the most asked question now! We are not planning to raise prices.

Are you tempted to put some crab into the Twins menu?

Ivan: We wanted to make a radically different project, not a repackaged Twins.Wine & Crab and Twins should not be ideologically the same. It is important that today’s restaurant guests cannot be attracted by repackaging.

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90,000 Restaurants in San Francisco, the best cafes: description, prices

Cafes, bars, restaurants can be found in any area of ​​the city.But most of them are where there are tourists – in Union Square, in Mission, Chinatown, at Fisherman’s Wharf. Here you will be offered to taste both traditional American food and exotic – national dishes of Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, China and other countries. And, of course, Californian delicacies (for 5-6 USD and more).

You can save money on food in Bay City thanks to happy hours. This is how the afternoon is called here, when cafes and restaurants provide visitors with discounts. On the sign in front of the entrance you will see “Happy hours” and the indication of the period of the action.A large sandwich, for example, in such a place will cost only 3-4 USD + tip (10-15%).

There are more than 3000 thousand catering establishments in the city. It will take you 10 years to dine in each of them at least once and decide on the best cafes and restaurants in San Francisco. Spend this time on other activities! And for lunch, come to the cafes and restaurants of San Francisco, which, according to reviews, are classified by tourists as a must visit.

Kokkari Estiatorio

This San Francisco restaurant with luxurious Greek-style interiors will delight lovers of Mediterranean cuisine.His specialties are roasted lamb, grilled octopus with orange sauce, moussaka. The average bill per person is 25-30 USD.

Crab House

This themed establishment on Pier 39 is a must-see for freshly caught Dungeness crab and other seafood. You will have no problems studying the local menu. It is written in English, Russian, Italian, Japanese and seven more languages.

The signature dish can be ordered as crab soup in a bread plate, crab patties, etc.etc. or in the form of a whole crab baked in garlic sauce. But remember: Crab House is not among the inexpensive restaurants in San Francisco. For half a crab you will be charged 25 USD, for a whole – 39 USD. If we pay that price, then for the most delicious crabs. And these are served from September to April.

Cliff House

The House on the Rock is located in North Ocean Beach. Its windows offer a magnificent view of the ocean with dolphins, seals and other local fauna. This institution prepares the best fish stew in the city.It is made with giant crab, fish, shellfish, garlic and tomato broth. The price of a meal in the San Francisco Cliff House restaurant is 30 USD.

Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory is a must-see. One of the restaurants in this chain is located on the rooftop of Macy’s department store. It is always crowded here, because a great view opens up from above. People come here not only to eat deliciously (on average for 23 USD), but also to take beautiful photos. The standard portion of the pie is huge, but until 17:00 you can order a small one – lunch size.

The Rotunda

Stop by this restaurant after shopping in Union Square. It is located under the glass dome of the Neiman Marcus department store. You will definitely appreciate the aesthetics of this place, unobtrusive service, panoramic views outside the window and a varied menu. Try chicken salad. It is gorgeous, as are the prices at the Rotunda. The average bill per person is 37 USD.

Top of The Mark

This legendary establishment is located in the Mark Hopkins Hotel. To get here, sometimes you have to book a table a couple of months in advance.If you’re heading to San Francisco, stop by for Sunday brunch. Admission for adults – 84 USD, for children from 4 to 12 years old – 49 USD. Delicious cocktails are prepared here. The windows offer stunning sunset views.

Russian Renaissance

One of the Russian restaurants in San Francisco, where four of the American presidents dined. It serves Russian cuisine: salmon, cheesecakes, jellied fish, vegetable salads. In addition to them, the menu also includes Ukrainian dishes: Kiev cutlets, dumplings.You can buy pies with meat here for 5 USD, Olivier or dumplings with cherries – for 8 USD, chicken tobacco – for 13 USD.

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Rappahannok, Richmond, VA

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Rappahannok seafood of the same name, perhaps an oyster, but the restaurant still cooks good crabs: Chef Dylan Fultiner, crab pie – a variation of the first crab pie recipe from the first restaurant of the team, Merroir, – to be seasoned with celery stand out.(You can also grab it from Merroir and DC’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar.) Rroysters.com

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Little Bird, Portland, OR

This French bistro serves its large Dungeness crab cake on a bun with avocado, cilantro, mint, pickled green onions, carrots and Vaduvan aioli, a nod of Indian masala spice mix adapted in France. Served with French fries curry.littlebirdbistro.com

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Statehouse, Madison, WI

Opened in 2014, this hotspot features a signature crab cake soufflé: giant soufflé-based crab meat that’s fried and then baked to bake. Served with tomato, cucumber and mint salad and beurre blanc champagne. theedgewater.com

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Bobby Flay Steak, Atlantic City, NJ

Bobby Flay serves lobster crab pie with chives vinaigrette and – because it wouldn’t be Flay without a little warmth – lemon habanero with tartar sauce.theborgata.com

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Smithy, Miami

This sumptuous kitchen, run by Chef Christopher Lee, uses a blend of fresh – unpasteurized – Jonah’s crab meat for sweetness and Alaskan Kamchatka crab for a meaty, salty chunk. The cake is served with Meyer’s lemon, smoked onions, almonds and harissa peppers. theforge.com

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Post 390 Boston

Chef Eric Brennan’s Crab Pie features a mix of sweet john and a savory chunk of meat, plus a splash of Amontillado sherry in a panko crust.On the side: creamy apple and apple cabbage (with homemade rosemary maple, black pepper bacon) and a drizzle of radish cider. post390restaurant.com

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Wolfgang Puck at Bel-Air Hotel, Los Angeles

Chef Lee Hefter, a native of the East Coast, has been buying a giant crab in Maryland for 20 years with his crab cakes from the same farm. It is blended with butter, shallots, celery and old bay, served with basil pesto aioli and California tomatoes.wolfgangpuck.com

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Meatball, NY

Co-founder Daniel Holtzman wanted a recipe that included two flavors that make him think of Maryland’s blue crab: Old Bay and Salted Vinegar Chips. The Maryland Crab Pie Mini Meatballs have both Old Bay and salty potato chips, as well as lemon and fresh bread crumbs. themeatballshop.com

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Optimist Atlanta

Executive Chef Adam Evans blends Alabama Large Crab with Egg, Horseradish Mayonnaise, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Ground (Homemade!) Salted Foods, Dijon Mustard and Dill.They are fried in clarified butter and then served with seasonal pickles, savory herbs and – southern staple – sauce for return. theoptimistrestaurant.com

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Coppa Boston

Crabcakes lack the breadcrumbs that are central to Chef Jamie Bissonnette’s crab cheese: freshly picked crab meat, homemade mayonnaise, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, harissa and egg yolks.It slides between two sourdough slices filled with American cheese and homemade sour pickles. Then the sandwich is fried until golden brown and melted. coppaboston.com

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Jimmy’s famous seafood, Baltimore

This family recipe, attracting customers from all over the world, starts with high quality crab meat (which Chef / owner Tony Minadakis uses as locally as possible) and includes finely chopped white bread (no crust), eggs, mayonnaise, raw and dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Jimmy’s own seasoning.jimmysfamousseafood.com

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Faidley, Baltimore

Damye Hahn runs this family restaurant (her great-grandfather opened it in 1886) with her mother, Nancy Faidley. Nancy started making the famous Faidley crab cakes, and at 79 she still makes them today. The recipe is as consistent (and as secret) as it was then, and starts with giant crab meat. The cakes are served naked, only with lettuce, tomatoes, balsamic and crackers.But don’t ask for the sauce – Daddy’s Dami won’t mind you. faidleyscrabcakes.com

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Dynamite Fishing Manhattan Beach, CA

Chef David LeFevre makes his blue crab cakes in Maryland to recreate his memories of a summer on the east coast of Virginia, where he fished crabs with his grandpa (using pig bait!). In addition to some of the classic scent notes such as Old Bay and Worcestershire sauce, it features green onions, apple, celery and parsley.Crab patties are served with sauerkraut, homemade pickles and lemon remoulade. eatfwd.com

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Hungry Cat, Los Angeles

Chef / owner David Lenz grew up outside Baltimore and has a 90 year old crab cake recipe to prove it. Passed from his mother, it is a simple concoction of Dungeness and blue crab meat, egg, aioli, chopped pickles, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco.In Hungry Cat, it looks like a sandwich at lunchtime and in Benedict’s crab at brunch: crab tarts, black cabbage, homemade bacon, poached eggs, and Dutch pie. thehungrycat.com

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Charleston Grill, Charleston, SC

At the Charleston Grill, at the Belmond Charleston Place, crab cakes are a local and favorite. Chef Michelle Weaver uses giant blue crab meat and nothing else.She likes to joke, “There are so many crabs in these pies, the only thing holding them together is love and hope.” Charlestongrill.com

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Stono Market and Tomato Cafe, Charleston, SC

This cafe started out as a simple dining stand for the packaging plant employees. Twenty years later, chef Kenny Wiesel is still making Miss Babs’ crab cakes. Made with crab meat – in the summer the kitchen runs £ 80 a week – croutons, bell peppers and secret spices, pies are deep-fried and served with lettuce salad, tomatoes and tartar sauce.stonofarmmarket.com

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Etta, Seattle

When Tom Douglas moved to Seattle in 1977, he was shocked to find no crab tarts in the city where Dungeness crabs were waiting to be plucked out of the water. His response was an East Coast-inspired pie, with large chunks of Dungeness claw and leg meat topped with plain white breadcrumbs (now being replaced by panko). It is still the top seller at Etta’s, where they pass nearly 40,000 a year.tomdouglas.com

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Pearl Oyster Bar, NY

Chef / owner Rebecca Charles’ plain crab cakes, tied to eggs, breadcrumbs, mustard, hot sauce and lemon juice and fried in refined oil, were so popular that when the quality of the available crab dropped and she took them off the menu Customers have asked for them for months. Good news? They are coming back. pearloysterbar.net

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Empellón Taqueria, NY

Chilpachole Play, a spicy seafood soup popular in Veracruz, Mexico, Alex Stupac’s Crab Pie Taco is a flavorful blend of Peekytoe crab meat, pickled chipotle, pickled white onions, epazot, mayonnaise and raw garlic.

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