Affectionately adopted as Singapore’s signature dish, chilli crab is a divinely rich, oh-so-satisfying crab dish stir-fried in a sweet and savory tomato and chilli-based sauce. Served with steamed buns called mantousand crusted bread, this dish is a treat for everyone, whether you’re a guest at a hotel in Singapore or a local. Here are some of the top restaurants in Singapore that serve authentic chilli crab. Indulge your taste buds!
Jumbo Seafood is a restaurant chain that’s hugely popular with locals and tourists alike for serving up a wide spread of seafood. Jumbo Seafood’s signature dish is — you guessed it — its award-winning chilli crab served with deep-fried mantous. This eclectic food haven offers a relaxed dining atmosphere paired with scrumptious chilli crab sure to satisfy your tongue .
Chinatown Seafood Restaurant has some of the best value-for-money chilli crabs in the business. The local delicacy is cooked to perfection by a team of culinary master chefs that pays utmost attention to detail. The chilli crab they deliver is a perfect combination of taste and presentation.
Long Beach Seafood
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant operates five outlets throughout Singapore and has a variety of crab options on its menu. Their chilli crab simmers the fresh, juicy crab in a special spicy, sweet and salty gravy, and comes paired with fried mantous. Many celebrities have visited Long Beach Seafood for a taste of their famous chilli crab.
No Signboard Seafood
No Signboard Seafood serves up an impressive variety of crab dishes, but the chilli crab is especially tantalizing. You can order it at different spiciness levels depending on your taste, from mild to burning hot. If you’re staying at the Novotel in Clarke Quay, it’s a short walk to No Signboard Seafood for authentic chilli crab.
Red House Seafood
The chilli crab at Red House is perhaps one of the most sought-after dishes in this epicurean paradise. The gravy on the crab errs on the good side of sweetness with a thick, luscious sauce that tastes divine when paired with the fresh crab meat and mantous.
Whether you live in five-star accommodation like the Shangri La, the Hilton or at any other hotel, Singapore’s chilli crab is a must-try local delicacy of this gourmet land. So take a break from your shopping escapades and give your wallet a break — Singapore’s chilli crab is worth it.