10 Must-Try Crab & Lobster Dishes Under $20
Craving crabs and lobsters but you're on a budget? Our Top 10 crab and lobster dishes in Singapore under $20 list, will be the perfect guide for you. A wide range of different styles of cooking and dishes, you will be spoilt for choice. 1. Toasted Baguette with Chilli Crab Dip at The Halia
Chilli Crab Dip
Located conveniently at Raffles Hotel, The Halia boasts a relaxed atmosphere with lush indoor greenery and offers a wide range of menu choices and unique dishes, such as their fusion take on Chinese cuisine - Zha Jiang Mian (Dried Minced Meat Noodles). But what we're calling dibs on here, is the Toasted Baguette with Chilli Crab Dip ($14). Similar to dipping deep fried mantous into chilli crab gravy, this simple yet flavourful dish is a must-try. Especially if you love their Chilli Crab Spagehttini. The Halia, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road #01-22/23 s189673 (City Hall) Image credits: Peh Yi Wen 2. Lobster Rolls at Platypus Lobster Shack
Lobster Roll
In the heart of Chinatown, Platypus Lobster Shack stands out with a wide variety of different lobster rolls ($19.90 for a la carte/$22.90 for a set) such as Smoked Paprika and Smoked Duck & Cheddar. Their signature Traditional & Modern Lobster Rolls are one of the more affordable ones in the market and a must-try for all lobster lovers out there. Chunky & generous pieces of lobster are accompanied with a hot bun that wraps up the flavours nicely. Pocket-friendly and delicious, Platypus Lobster Shack offers dishes that are well worth the price you pay. Platypus Lobster Shack, China Square, 3 Pickering St #01-31 (Nankin Row) s048660 (Chinatown) Image credits: Platypus Lobster Shack 3. Oh Crab Lah! Salad at SaladStop!
Kani Salad
Salad lovers will dive straight into this tasty salad as it is dressed with a special Singapore Chilli Crab Dressing. The Oh Crab Lah! Salad ($11) offers a diverse choice by introducing one of Singapore’s signature must-try dishes, the chilli crab. The great thing about the salads here are that they’re all fresh and nutritious, but not bland. The next time you have a hankering for chilli crab, why not go down the healthy road and get yourself the Oh Crab Lah! Salad. Available at all SaladStop! outlets. SaladStop!, Marina Bay Financial Centre, 8 Marina Boulevard #B2-77/78 s018981 (Raffles Place) Image credits: SaladStop! 4. Kickin’ Crab Chowder at Pique Nique
Pique Nique is known for their delectable desserts but they also serve hearty and filling mains that may very well steal the spotlight. This creamy concoction is filling on its own with the bread provided on the side. If you are a soup person, definitely give this chowder a try. The Kickin’ Crab Chowder ($9) is an inexpensive but worthwhile dish. Pique Nique, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road #B1-01/02 S(238873) (Orchard) Image credits: Pique Nique 5. Lobster Bisque Soup Spaghetti at Hoshino Coffee
A light-hearted dish amongst the other pasta options at Hoshino Coffee, this surprisingly flavourful concoction is slowly becoming a crowd-favourite. Topped with fresh prawns and grated cheese with a soup base, this dish is served with generous portions, enough to fill you up satisfyingly. Dubbed one of the best savoury dishes in the restaurant, the Lobster Bisque Soup Spaghetti ($16) is definitely worth its price. Hoshino Coffee, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road #03-84 (The Atrium) s238839 (Dhoby Ghaut) Image credits: Rachelays 6. Kani Gyoza at Gyoza-Ya
The king of all crab gyozas is served at the highly-raved about Japanese restaurant that specializes in gyozas, Gyoza-Ya. Dig into succulent, fresh Kani Gyoza ($8). Not only is it inexpensive, it is also conveniently located at Robinsons, Orchard. Gyoza lovers can choose between the pan-fried (Yaki Kani) version or the boiled (Sui Kani) alternative. The crab used in the filling is made of fresh Red King crab. With the perfect gyoza skin to meat ratio, this gyoza dish will leave you wanting more. Gyoza-Ya, Orchard Robinson, 260 Orchard Road #B1-02 s238855 (Somerset) Image credits: Gyoza-Ya 7. Chilli Crab Mantou at A.T.O.S. Asian Tapas
Man Tou
What’s better than your favourite zhi-char dish served as tapas in easy-to-eat portions? The Chilli Crab Mantou ($12) takes a spin on the local-favourite with traditionally deep-fried mantous, cut into half and stuff with sweet and spicy chilli crab filling. Enjoy this special dish with one of the many colourful and unique cocktails served there. This perfect pairing is perfect for gatherings or dates. A.T.O.S. Asian Tapas, Royal Plaza On Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Lobby Level s228220 (Orchard) Image credits: A.T.O.S. Asian Tapas 8. Crabby Ninja at AltPizza
This 11” pizza topped with goodness is a savoury pizza dish that is slowly becoming a hit at pizza joint, AltPizza. Enough to serve 2-3 people, the Crabby Ninja ($16) is a pocket-friendly option that is perfect for sharing with friends. The red pepper cream goes well with the blue crab meat that they use for the dish. If you love crab and pizzas, this place is conveniently located at Suntec City Mall. AltPizza, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-111 s038983 (City Hall) Image credits: Peh Yi Wen 9. Crabmeat & Ebi Burger at Le Cuisine
This savoury main is one of Le Cuisine’s signature dishes. The Crabmeat and Ebi Burger ($14) is a dish that will definitely satisfy your crab cravings. A homemade ebi and crabmeat patty atop delicious savoy cabbage is topped with a simple, albeit complementary fried egg. This dish is a party on your tastebuds and a definite choice if you love crab. Its pocket-friendly price tag will make you come back for more. Le Cuisine, Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #B2-34/36 s59413 (Chinatown) Image credits: Peh Yi Wen 10. Chilli Crab Pie at Pies & Coffee
A western spin on the local dish, this Chilli Crab Pie ($13) is stuffed with a generous amount of filling. Soft, buttery but still the right amount of flaky, the pie crust to filling ratio is just right. Served with salad and mash potato, this pie is a filling and hearty meal choice. It is definitely worthwhile to make a trip down to Pies & Coffee to taste this dish. Pies & Coffee, Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive #01-02 s138639 (Dover) Image credits: Pies & Coffee Text by Cheryl Ann Chong See Also: Satisfy your cravings for crab dishes here More seafood options for you
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