Crab Party is a seafood restaurant located a stone’s throw away from our home. We’ve lived here for about 3 years but have never tried the food. Last Friday, together with my mum and the sister, we decided to check out the place for dinner.
Decided to take an indoor seat with air-conditioning because of the sweltering heat and humidity but on a balmy night, it would be quite lovely to dine al fresco. It would be mad not to order crab at a place called ‘Crab Party’ so we decided on chilli crabs. Confession: I actually prefer dipping man tou (fried bread) into the chilli crab gravy more than eating the crab meat. Hur hur.
After studying the menu and recommendations from the friendly lady server, here’s what we ordered – I can’t remember their exact names:
Signature tofu dish. Edible but not great. Sauce is good with steamed rice though.
Fried baby squid. Flavourful and crunchy but I’ve had better ones at other restaurants. At least it was crispy!
Guiness Stout Pork Ribs. Meat was tender and easy to eat. Pretty good.
This vegetable dish is possibly the star dish after the chilli crab. It is not found on the menu but it’s cooked in an interesting manner, i.e. the kailan leaves were deep-fried and really crispy. Ask them about this dish (and order it!) if you dine here.
The star dish of the evening: Chilli crab. The sauce is rather spicy, unlike the watered down tourist versions at Jumbo. Eat it with man tou. VERY YUMMY! Crab meat was also succulent. Well, the lady server showed us the live crab before she took it into the kitchen so yes, the crab was still alive moment before it landed on our table. A little disconcerting. Crab costs $48/kg here which is quite expensive as compared to House of Seafood @ 180 down the raod which costs $45/kg. Well, it was $45/kg when I last ate there which is quite a while back so prices may have increased.
Would we dine there again? Probably! Overall, the food quality’s better here as compared to House of Seafood @180. Yes, their black pepper crab is good but I can’t say the same for the rest of the dishes which are at best, mediocre. Will definitely be back to try their fried rice and mee goreng for a weekday dinner.
(opposite Serangoon Stadium, same row as SPC petrol station)
100 Yio Chu Kang Road
Tel: 6288 8588
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 2.30pm; 5.00pm – 1.00am