Crystal Jade is a name tagged fervently to Chinese cuisine and found in every corner of Singapore albeit in various culinary concepts. During this hairy crab season, you can enjoy the freshly imported hairy crabs at its selected restaurants such as Crystal Jade Jiang Nan. Either order the hairy crab as an a la carte dish, adding to your usual house favourites, or jump into the season as a whole by ordering one of their 4 set menus available. Expect in the set menus, tasty dishes such as Sauteed Hairy Crab Meat & Crab Roe with Flour Skin and a hearty serving of Fried Rice with Crab Meat that comes either with conpoy & egg white, x.o. sauce or a sweet and decadent topping of crab roe. Promotion period has begun and depends on the availability of hairy crabs, $138++/$168++ (for 2 pax) or $68++/$78++ (per person). Tel: 6221 1830 Jiang Nan Chun @ Four Seasons Hotel
Indulge in either a six-course set menu or an a la carte selection of dishes centered on the seasonal taking of hairy crabs at Four Seasons Hotel’s Jiang Nan Chun. Nourishing to the body and soul is the Double-boiled superior bird’s nest with hairy crab meat and shrimp dumpling. Another highlight being the baked crab shell is filled with nothing but more decadent crab meat, complemented by forest mushrooms and onions. 1st October – 15th November, $168 per person. Tel: 6831 7220. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Min Jiang
The award winning restaurant consistently popping up on Singapore Tatler’s bests, presents to you pumped up versions of the steamed crab in a Cantonese-inspired Steamed Hairy Crab with Glutinous Rice served in Bamboo Basket. Master Chefs Chan Hwan Kee and Goh Chee Kong utilize the sweetness of the crab meat and its creamy roe in the Braised Hairy Crab Meat and Roe on Green Bean Noodles, a springy pairing with the crab meat, braised in a superior stock. 14th October – 30th November, $108/ $118 per person (min 2 pax), Tel: 6730 1704 *More Hairy Crab specials available at Min Jiang at One-North. Paradise Group – Taste Paradise, Paradise Pavilion & Canton Paradise
The Paradise Group is no stranger to those of us who love the combination of modern Chinese cuisine and an elegant ambience. Celebrating the hairy crab season as they do every year, 4 of its outlets will carry this seasonal promotion that you should not miss out on. At Taste Paradise, keep an eye out for the Combination of Hairy Crab Roe served in Hand Roll and Fried Prawn with Black Garlic Sauce or enjoy the Salt-baked Hairy Crab and Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Hairy Crab Roe as à la carte dishes at Paradise Pavilion. If you prefer to enjoy the Jiangsu Hairy Crab delicacy in the bustling atmosphere of a typical Hong Keng Eatery, don’t forget the Stir-fried Chinese cabbage tossed up with Hairy Crab Roe or Bamboo Steamed Glutinous Rice with Hairy Crab Roe at Canton Paradise. 1st October – 30th November Taste Paradise @ ION Orchard, $138++/$168++ per person (min. 2 pax), Tel: 6509 9660. Paradise Pavilion @ Marina Bay Financial Centre, $128++/ $168++ per person (min. 2 pax), Tel: 6509 9308 Canton Paradise @ I12 Katong Mall & The Star Vista, $178++ (for 2 pax), Tel: 6344 8201 (I12 Katong) *No reservations available at The Star Vista outlet Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
For this year’s seasonal hairy crab season, the star dish at Peony Jade is the Sea Salt-baked Hairy Crab in Golden Pillow (S$68++) – an endearing crab-shaped bread crust created by General Manger of The Quayside Group Mr Robert Han, with an entire hairy crab encased within that aromatic fluff. Also notable is a cocktail serving of steamed scallop with hairy crabmeat, egg white and spinach broth. The three layers sit distinctly apart, yet it comes together as a harmonious mix of flavours when the flaky fresh hairy crab meat meets the silky smooth body of egg white at the base. Finally, you wouldn’t want to miss out on their signature Mao Shan Wang durian mocha that features a plump and luscious amount of durian pulp within the soft and chewy walls of mochi skin. 19th October – 30th November, $98++/ $128++ per person. Tel: 6276 9138 Yan Ting @ St Regis Singapore
For the procrastinators who don’t sync well with short limited time periods, you’ll be thankful for the hairy crab offerings at Yan Ting. From now till mid-December, indulge in their delectable hairy crab dishes like the heavenly Steamed Whole Hairy Crab, which can be purchased individually at $60++ per 200 gram and $98++ per 250 gram. The sweet and delicate crab is also available in two 8-course set menus featuring Pan-tastic delights like the Pan-Seared Scallop with Shrimp Mousse and Pan-Roasted Rack of Lamb with Chef’s Signature Coffee Glaze. 21st October – 15th December, $148++/$188++ per person (min. 2 pax), Tel: 6506 6887. Email: email@example.com
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