Where do Singaporeans usually go to for their chilli crab fix? If you’re a frequent visitor of the popular Jumbo Seafood or Long Beach, maybe it’s time to give these seafood gems a go. Personally, I’ve always felt like the best foods are always the ones we we can find at hawker centres or some place that isn’t too atas.
GET.com has rounded up these 5 seafood gems in Singapore that you may or may not have heard of, but one thing’s for sure, they serve up some pretty tasty seafood classics like fried baby squid, fried mantou, salted egg yolk prawns, cereal prawns, steamed fish, kang kong, you catch my drift.
This is my personal favourite place to go to (because it’s super close to my house), but also because I had one of the most satisfying seafood meals that I’ve had in awhile. My family shared their chilli crab, Hong Kong steamed fish, tom yum soup, cereal prawn and their deep fried baby squid, which was my personal favourite.
1. Sinaran Drive
Tucked away at a typical-looking void deck hawker centre, you can consider taking a trip down to Sinaran if you live in the west. It's quite inexpensive too, especially if you split the bill. If you get to meet the owner, he will probably be the nicest, yet efficient man you’ll ever meet. They’re also certified halal, so it’s also great for our Muslim friends.
26 Teck Whye Lane
Daily: 11am - 11pm
2. Keng Eng Kee Seafood
You might have heard of this zichar-style restaurant, but if you haven’t, then you have another excuse to make your next indulgent meal a seafood-related one. Somewhere in Bukit Merah this bustling seafood place which dates as far back to the 1970s, has since become quite popular for the residents in the area.
Places that grew from humble beginnings will always maintain their quality and it doesn’t just apply to their seafood, they also serve up some other quality dishes like pork ribs, or pig liver and the most delicious-looking fried hor fun.
Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-136, Singapore 150124
Daily: 12pm - 10pm
3. Hua Yu Wee
The common consensus among everyone who has visited Hua Yu Wee’s restaurant is that the prices are affordable. Nestled in a humble colonial-looking house, you’d never expect such a space to produce such delicious, fresh and high quality seafood cuisine.
You must try the classic chilli crab here, or if you’re feeling adventurous you can try the black pepper crab. Let’s not forget the tofu options either, of course. If you live in the east side of Singapore, it’s definitely worth giving Hua Yu Wee a try.
462 Upp East Coast Rd
Bedok South 46
Daily: 5pm - 11:30pm
4. Eng Seng Restaurant
Crab lovers are split into two types of people, the chilli crab people and the black pepper crab people. This spot that is also located in the east, is the answer to all of the black pepper crab crew’s prayers. If you happen to be around the area or if you’re looking to try the best black pepper crab, look no further. Everyone raves about them!
While I’ve never personally tried their famous dish, I heard that you have to make an advance booking on the crabs in the earlier part of the day and then start queueing up at 5pm for a seat. If that’s really the case then I suggest reserving some extra crabs, just in case you want more (which is what happens in most cases).
247 Joo Chiat Place
Daily: 4:30pm - 8pm
5. Mellben Seafood
Image: Mellben Seafood
And now we have a restaurant for the northerners in Singapore. You have to try their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon while you’re there, they claim this dish to be their specialty and many people who have been there would agree.
Even though the name of the restaurant is like a mispronunciation of Melbourne city, don’t worry, everything about it is true blue Asian. Oh, and did I mention, they also have online takeaway services if you’re a little too lazy to head out of the house.
211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8
Monday to Friday : 4pm - 10:45pm (Last order)
Saturday, Sunday & PH : 12pm - 10:45pm (Last order)
This article was originally on GET.com at: 5 Affordable Seafood Places In Singapore That You Surely Can’t Resist
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