Chilli Crab definitely cements our footprints in the international culinary scene as a perennial iconic dish unique to Singapore.Proclaimed to be invented by Madam Cher Yam Tian in the 1950s, this platter features a succulent crab marinated in a sweet-spicy chilli sauce and is best savoured with your bare hands. If you haven't yet try this delectable seafood, then you definitely have to check out the 5 Best Chilli Crab in Singapore list that we have specially curated for your perusal.
If you are new to Chilli Crab, then Roland Restaurant is a great place to start your chilli crab indulgence. Helmed by Mr Roland Lim, the son of Madam Cher Yam Tian, the crustacean delight at the restaurant sets the benchmark for all other chilli crabs. While most joints tone down on spiciness of their chilli gravy to cater to diverse palates, Roland Restaurant serves thick chilli gravy with a piquant and satisfying punch. Just imagine digging into a fresh, succulent Chilli Crab marinated in savoury gravy with an infusion of eggs – are you feeling hungry already? Blk 89 Marine Parade Central #06-750 Singapore 440089 (Image: Roland Restaurant Facebook Page)
Popular among both locals and tourists, it is hard to believe that Jumbo Seafood Restaurant started out as a humble joint in East Coast only to expand gradually into a restaurant chain with numerous outlets in Singapore and China. While prices might be a bit exorbitant, chilli crab enthusiasts definitely have to try Jumbo’s Chilli Crab. Featuring a meaty, succulent Sri Lankan Crab soaked in tomato-ey gravy, it is little wonder that this platter was rewarded the Best Chilli Crab in the Tiger Beer Chilli Crab Championship Series 2006. East Coast Seafood Centre, 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08 Singapore 449883 Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road #B1-46/47/48 Singapore 058416 11 Dempsey Road #01-16 Singapore 249673 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road #01-01/02 Singapore 058282 SAFRA Resort, 10 Changi Coast Walk The Poolside Café Singapore 499739 (Image: OpenRicer feeohnah )
While Long Beach Seafood Restaurant is famously known as the creator of Black Pepper Crab, its Chilli Crab platter is equally delicious. Marinated in thick, sweet-spicy gravy, the Sir Lankan crab is especially savoury and goes best with the crispy fried mantou. 1018 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449877 IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21 #03-07 Singapore 609601 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670 220 Stadium Boulevard (Next to Kallang Park McDonald’s), Singapore 397723 East Coast Seafood Centre, 1202 East Coast Parkway #01-04 Singapore 449881 (Image: OpenRice user ashleytok)
If you have a low threshold for spicy food, then Red House Seafood’s Chilli Crab might just be the perfect dish for you. The chilli sauce that the fresh, meaty crab is drenched with leans more towards the sweet side rather than being too chokingly tangy. While you are at it, get the specialty Chilli Crab Pau for a bite-sized, oozing delight! The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-14 Singapore 238252 68 Prinsep Street Singapore 188661 (Image: Red House Seafood Facebook Page )
Although Mellben Seafood’s Claypot Crab Beehoon is touted as its top dish, its Chilli Crab definitely does not fall short. Its chilli sauce might be too spicy for some people, but if you are craving for something piquant that packs a punch, this dish is definitely for you. Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-1222 Singapore 560232 Blk 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-11/15 Singapore 310211 Blk 440 Pasir Ris Drive 4 Singapore 510440 (Image: OpenRice user dexarrius )
Written by Tan Siew Bee