We in Singapore are fiercely passionate about our food, especially when it comes to our national dishes. That said, of all the delicious, mouthwatering options, the Chilli Crab reigns supreme in my opinion.
Why? Because it’s a dish that truly represents Singapore on a plate. Its vibrant, deep-orange appearance is auspiciously in line with our national colour, red. And the fact that it’s a seafood dish expresses our physical geography as an island city-state, with crab as a considerably premium ingredient.
The Chilli Crab has undergone much change since its humble conception in 1956. Hence, here are the 7 best Chilli Crabs in Singapore with islandwide delivery for you and your family to taste how far it has come!
1. Roland Restaurant
Known as the creator of Chilli Crab in Singapore, Roland Restaurant is very much an institution in itself. They have been serving their signature 辣椒蟹 Chilli Crabs ($98 for 2x500g) since it was just an improvised recipe in 1956. Back then, they merely stir-fry crabs with bottled chilli and ketchup. However, since then, they’ve perfected their recipe and are popular for other seafood dishes too. Have a go at their 黑酱油虾碌 Black Sauce Prawns ($34 for 6pcs), 密汁苏东仔 Crispy Baby Squids ($15) and 自制虾枣 Home-Made Prawns Rolls ($22 for 10pcs). Now with islandwide delivery, you can indulge in this local favourite from anywhere and everywhere.
2. Keng Eng Kee Seafood
With over 50 years of experience under their belt, you know Keng Eng Kee Seafood will serve up a more-than-worthy plate of Chilli Crab goodness. Try their Signature Chilli Crab ($86 for 900g) for the perfect blend of sweet and sour, topped with a mildly spicy note. Best paired with their cloud-like Steamed Mantou ($1.80 per piece), dip it in their intensely flavoured Chilli Crab sauce and get ready to dive into an unforgettable flavour fantasy.
Holy Crabby Chef Elton was previously a frontrunner in the private dining scene. In 2017, he decided to open a brick and mortar shop, specialising in none other than crabs. Savour a spread of their signature dishes from the three-course Set A (2 Pax) ($56) with 1 signature starter, 1 vegetable and 1 wok hei main, all the way up to the eight-course Set H (6 Pax) ($338). They’ve got classic flavours like the Signature Red Chilli Crab (1.2-1.4kg) and Signature Orgasmic Salted Egg Crab (1.2-1.4kg). But if you’re craving something more adventurous, try the Signature oOoOtak Otah Crab (1.2-1.4kg) or Signature Green Mumba Crab (1.2-1.4kg).
To learn more about the story behind Holy Crab and its owners, Chef Elton and Joy, check out our Humans of F&B feature here.
7. House Of Seafood
House of Seafood is bringing Chilli Crab to a whole new level with their current menu. A food icon in the seafood industry, you can be sure that their award-winning Chilli Crab ($75), will leave you salivating for more. The good news is, they have a lot more to offer. Dig into other unique Chilli Crab creations like their Chilli Crab Meat In da Bun ($26.92) or Chilli Crab Meat Pizza ($26.92). Ready to satisfy those Chilli Crab cravings satisfied? Get them delivered to your doorstep anywhere and everywhere today!
Get ready to pamper your tastebuds with their islandwide Chilli Crab delivery today!