5 Places to Eat Hairy Crab
Guess who's back with its luscious roe and succulent meat? Indeed, our favourite hairy crab season has returned! Head down to these restaurants to try both traditional and modern dishes starring this prized crustacean.

1. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

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Specially crafted by masterchefs at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, expect to indulge in pure gastronomic bliss with classic a la carte highlights such as the Wok-Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Meat ($24++ per portion) and Steamed Hairy Crab Xiao Long Bao ($4.50++ each), as well as modern innovative takes like Baked Hairy Crab with Cheese ($22++ each). More value-for-money, would be their six and seven-course Special Hairy Crab Menus, priced at $98++ per person and $108++ per person (min. two guests) respectively. Where: Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel When: 1 Oct to 31 Nov For reservations: Call 6831 4605 or email mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com

2. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

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This Autumn, award-winning Chef Chung Yiu Ming of Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant has carefully handpicked rare air-flown hairy crabs, featured in new dishes such as Pan-fried Lobster with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($44 per person) and Braised Bird’s Nest wrapped in Egg with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($88 per person). To best enjoy the natural flavours of this crustacean, order the Traditionally Steamed Hairy Crab ($60 per piece). Where: Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore When: 10 Oct to 30 Nov For reservations: Call 6839 5623 or email libai@sheratonsingapore.com

3. Jade Restaurant

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Master Chef Leong Chee Yeng of Jade Restaurant presents the divine crustacean in palate pleasing dishes that are available in a specially curated daily dinner set menu ($238++ per person). Amongst the six courses, expect well-executed creations like Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Thai Chilli Dressing with a Black Sesame Puree with Custard Flavoured Glutinous Dumpling for dessert. Other a la carte must-haves include the succulent Steamed Hairy Crab served with Sweet Ginger Tea ($68 each). Where: Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore When: 1 to 31 Oct For reservations: Call 6877 8188 or make an instant reservation at www.fullertonhotel.com

4. Yan Ting

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Making an entrance over at Yan Ting this season, are dishes like Chicken Wings stuffed with Crab Meat ($28 per person) and Steamed Amoy Vermicelli with Crab Meat in Chinese Wine and Egg White ($24 per person). And to celebrate the return of this delectable seasonal delicacy, two exclusive 8-course menus ($148++ and $180++) starring a trio of appetisers, broth, steamed hairy crab and two desserts amongst other chefs’ creations, will be available for a minimum of 2 pax. Where: Yan Ting, St Regis Singapore When: Now till 15 Dec For reservations: Call 6506 6887, emil yanting@stregis.com or visit www.yantingrestaurant.com/hairycrab.

5. Crystal Jade

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Crystal Jade’s hairy crab promotion returns with perennial favourites like Chilled Hairy Crab with Chinese Wine ($45) in tow, along with Steamed Hairy Crab Xiao Long Bao ($6 per piece), each filled with an umami-rich crab stock. For those hankering for more, go for the 7-course set menu ($118 per person), which includes every specialty from the hairy crab a la carte menu on top of braised abalone and a glutinous rice dumpling in ginger soup. Where: Crystal Jade Palace, Crystal Jade Golden Palace and Crystal Jade DINING IN When: 12 Oct to 30 Nov For reservations: Please call the respective outlets See also: Lobster and Crab Dishes Under $20 Eat-All-You-Can Buffets in Singapore
Written by Peh Yi Wen Updated on 16 Oct 2015
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Peh Yi Wen
Yi Wen likens the gourmet world to a theme park that never closes – full of adventure with endless rides to discover. When not writing, she dabbles in calligraphy and gawks at lego displays.
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