crazy good seafood places in singapore
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:56 AM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:57 PM
going to singapore for a few days from bangkok, looking for the best singapores got any spots you guys can think of, dont care if its fancy or not actualy i prefer dives but as long as its good i dont really care price is no issue
If you are talking Singapore seafood, I am guessing you might like to try the chilli crab, which is arguably the national dish here? I like No Signboard Seafood, 414 Geylang Road. Jump on the green line train to Paya Lebar station or catch a cab; cabs are still quite cheap here. The best chilli crab I've had in Singapore by a long way. Also try the steamed large clams. By weight, it's marginally more expensive than the other players such as Jumbo and Palm Beach, but well worth it. Try as I might, I could not spend more than S$25 a head; rice tea, towel, dessert etc included (around USD$19). Go at lunchtime as it's quieter and service is much less rushed.
If you are in the area, "Sin Huat", which Anthony Bourdain turned into a tourist trap, is just around the corner. Recent reports are that it's WAAYYYY overpriced and overrated. You're looking at around S$85 and above.
I used to like Jumbo East Coast but they've declined in the last couple of years - the last time I went there, my crab order came out in around 3 minutes, which suggests that it was pre-cooked and reheated. The texture of the flesh also bore this out - tired and with cornflour slush gilding the crab claws.