Crustacean lovers rejoice! Hairy crab season is back and fans of this crustacean delicacy are already hankering for this autumn indulgence. Here are three places to savour the crustacean’s sweet flesh and creamy roe this season.
Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club (Level M) Singapore 109918; Tel: 6276 9138
Price: $68++ per serving
When: 19 October to 30 November 2013
For those looking for more creative and modern interpretations of hairy crab dishes rather than the traditional ones, Peony Jade’s sea salt-baked hairy crab in golden pillow is sure to wow you visually and your taste buds. The entire hairy crab is encased in an adorable crab-shaped handcrafted bread crust. In order to savour this prized treasure, you would have to peel the bread so that the aroma of the crab prepared with creamy low fat butter and freshly concocted chicken consommé will emanate. The sea salt also helps to bring out the freshness and sweetness of the crab where the fresh roe can be showcased at its best.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5623
Price: $58++ per serving for steamed hairy crab.
When: 16 October to 30 November 2013
For traditionalists and connoisseurs who prefer to savour the natural heavenly flavour of this crustacean, it is best recommended to enjoy the Hairy Crab steamed. As these crabs are known to be ‘cooling’, round up your Hairy Crab experience with hot ginger tea to balance your constitution. The chefs at Li Bai have also created two new hairy crab-inspired dishes. The Braised Beancurd and Prawns topped with Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe ($20 per person) aims to deliver a flavourful sensation with each bite. Another new exquisite creation is the Braised Vegetarian Rolls ($18 per person) which are generously topped with the sweet succulence and mouth-watering fragrance of the Hairy Crabmeat and Crab Roe.
Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500
Price: $52++ per serving
When: 1 to 31 October 2013
Cherry Garden showcases the seasonal Steamed Hairy Crabs, a sumptuous mouth-watering delicacy prepared in the freshest way possible, preserving most of its natural flavours. Available during lunch and dinner daily, this is part of Cherry Garden’s Tantalising Specialties of the Month, where Executive Chinese Chef Cheng Hon Chau creates one delectable dish to be featured throughout every month, from July to December 2013.
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