Whether you are a local or 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 7 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!
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
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
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
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
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
6. Momma Kong’s
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
Spice up your Chilli Crab: Another place to offer you a much spicy chilli crab is HolyCrab. However, no need to fret that the dish would be too spicy. The chefs cook the crabmeat to sweet perfection, thus helping cool your taste buds off. If you are looking for a bar-like ambience for your chilli crab experience, holy crabs, go to HolyCrab!
Triangle-y Mantou: We know the traditional mantou follows a square shape. But the mantou at HolyCrab come in a triangular shape that make them all the more special.
Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-03, Singapore 188091
So, these are the best 7 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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Written by: Megha
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