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16 Unique Chilli Crab Inspired Food In Singapore – From Chilli Crab Ramen, Risotto, Xiao Long Bao To Ice Cream

Chilli Crab is one of our Singapore’s most iconic local National dishes. Favourite places to savour the dish include Jumbo Seafood, Mellben Seafood, No Signboard Seafood, Roland, and Tunglok Seafood (Orchard Central)

Other than the crab itself, the chilli crab sauce is also a star – all gooey with egg, spicy and sweet, loaded with chilli and ketchup.

You can now find the Chilli Crab sauce in or on all kinds of food from fries, burgers, tendon, pizza, prata, chicken wings, Xiao Long Bao, fish and chips. Even as chilli crab risotto and ice cream. (Note: most of these sauces don’t actually have crab inside.)

Here are 16 Unique Chilli Crab Food that can be found in Singapore:

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Holland Avenue 241 Singapore 278976 (Holland Village MRT)
Tel: +65 6463 0968
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
10:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Sat – Sun)

Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao .
Crystal Jade’s red coloured Steamed Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao 辣椒蟹小笼包 ($13.80 for 6 pieces, $22.80 for 10 pieces) have made a return.

You must eat these while they are hot – to savour the sweet, delicately spicy broth which did remind me of the chilli crab gravy (though in a much lighter way), matched with generous fillings of crab meat sitting within thin, skill-fully pleated skin.

Nipong Naepong – 313@somerset
313@somerset #B3-03, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Fri); 11am – 11pm, Last order 10.30pm (Sat – Sun)

Singapore Chilli Crab She’s Risotto
What it is: Inspired by the Singapore chilli crab, the She’s Risotto ($14.80) features al dente rice in a sweet-and-spicy sauce, topped with slices of battered fried onion and a deep-fried soft-shell crab.

After tasting: My table of friends were quite divided on this. We all really enjoyed the crispy soft-shell crab and onions, like light tempura pieces not overly oily.

As we are all familiar with the Chilli Crab dish, we came with certain expectations on how it should taste like. It turned out to be more sweet than spicy, which some thought was rather refreshing and interesting – because it was something we never had before.

Menya Musashi
Chinatown Point #02-43/44 133 New Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6244 0081
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Menya Musashi is one of the most popular ramen shops credited as the pioneer of a new ramen culture in Japan. It is named after the legendary Edo-era samurai Miyamoto Musashi, who was famed for his distinctive “double sword style”.

What makes its ramen special is their broth that uniquely combines chicken, pork and bonito then slowly boiled and stirred intermittently for 9 hours.

They have launched a Singapore-exclusive Chilli Crab Ramen topped with soft-shell crab tempura poured over with sweet and slightly spicy sauce.

Arteastiq – Mandarin Gallery
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6235 8370 (Teahouse)
+65 6235 8705 (Art Jam)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

Chilli Egg Prawn Fettuccine
From the Asian Delights section of Arteastiq, try the Chilli Egg Prawn Fettuccine ($20), a sweet-savoury pasta (the sauce is a blend of tomatoes, chili sauce, lemongrass, eggs, dried shrimp, garlic, onions and ginger) served with pan-seared Cajun prawns and mantou bun.

This is a take of the familiar local Chilli Crab with a twist, is not too spicy, and still retains the tangy-sweetness of the tomato base.

Don Meijin 丼名人
Ramen Champion Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, #04-10, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm Daily

Chilli Crab Tendon
I think some diners, especially those who like heavier and saucier things on the palate, could appreciate the Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon ($14.80). Especially those who cannot stop drizzling sauces over their rice.

The chilli crab sauce was moderately spicy with that heavy ketchup aftertaste. Personal preference, but I would prefer a sauce which would be more egg-y.

As the sauce is so intense-tasting, the flipside is that it can distract from the flavours of the tempura pieces, such as the sweetness of the prawns and vegetables. Don Mejin (Bugist+)

Pince & Pints
32-33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089497
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Lobster with Mantou
My dining companions did not like this dish as much, only because sauce was too rich and tinted to the sweet side, which ‘covered’ the taste of the lobster.

Plus, if you are comparing this to your local zhi char stalls, this Western-maybe-local dish lacked ‘wok hei’.

Still, I was still happily sweeping the bowl clean with the fried mantou. They gave a lot a lot of sauce.

Wok In Burger
124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136 Singapore 150124 (within Keng Eng Kee Seafood)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger
Wok In Burger is introduced with the novel idea of incorporating local zhi char dishes into Western style burgers.

The Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger ($15) which comes with fries and Water Chestnut drink, was the recommended item.

Am not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but it came exactly how one would expect it to be like – deep fried soft shell crab drizzled with sweet, slightly spicy chilli crab sauce and sandwiched between burger buns.

A tad predictable, less surprises, but at least almost all the components ticked all the right boxes.

The Workbench Bistro
Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1881 Singapore 560332
Tel: +65 6452 0810
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun)

Crab Meat Linguine
This is The Workbench Bistro’s best-selling main course ($15.90), and also tasted much better than the first time I tried it.

The sauce had a lighter creamy tomato base flavour, added with some white wine for a more layered taste. (Some may prefer a more robust feel of the tomatoes.)

The café was also not stingy with their addition of ingredients.

Arbora Hilltop Dining
Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203 (Level 2)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm, Last Order 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Crab Potato Skins
Singapore’s favourite chili crab comes in a different variant in this dish. If you have been a regular to Spuds & Aprons, you will definitely remember this starter of “Chilli Crab in a Tux” ($14++) which makes its return – due to popular demand.

These Chili Crab Potato Skins are deep fried to a crisp and served with the popular Singapore Chilli Crab gravy, adding texture and crunch to each bite.

Red House Seafood
3C, River Valley Road, #01-02/03, #02-07/08, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 6442 3112
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Takesumi Chilli Crab Bun
A beautiful contrast of black bamboo charcoal bun with red chilli crab fillings ($10 for 3 pieces).

I liked the exterior which was crispy and fluffy, almost like the texture of a Hong Kong style baked bun. Though I would have wished that the fillings were wetter with more sauce.

Bao Makers
4 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089261
Tel: +65 6291 2330
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Crab Bao
The best-seller here is the Chilli Crab Bao ($4.50 for one), with fleshy, succulent crab meat and generously splattered with chilli sauce, kiap-ed (sandwiched) in between the deep fried golden brown “bao”.

A alternative version to the usual practice of dipping the mantou into the chili crab gravy.

Old Hen Kitchen
127 Owen Road, Singapore 218931
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Fri), 10am – 6.30pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Tue

Chilli Crab Fries
Side dishes such as Truffle Fries ($9) and Chilli Crab Fries ($12) were available, and the latter stood out more.

Topped with distinct chunks of crab meat with tze-char style chilli crab zhup (sauce), I could feel the spicy kick in each mouthful. Shiok!

Orchid Live Seafood (Sembawang)
No.1 Bah Soon Pah Road Singapore 769959 (off Sembawang Road)
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Chili Prawn Toufu
This Chili Prawn Toufu ($30) contains gooey eggy sauce enveloped the deep fried beancurd, and should please those who loved to drizzle abundant sauces over rice.

I thought that the sauce base was very similar to the chilli crab style, except that it had a spicier quality and less of the tomato-sweetness one would typically expect.

Two Wings
Timbre+ #01-30, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ One-North, Singapore 139952
Tel: +65 9667 0368
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Crab Wings
Wings and Drums ($12.90 for 6 pieces) topped with chilli crab sauce. After the heritage and salted egg sauce, local wings stall Two Wings has gone for a chilli crab sauce over their crispy fried wings.

Not too bad an attempt. A semi-spicy sauce which I thought could have been eggier which could provide a more layered texture. By the way, did Two Wings half their portions (from initial days)?

Fish & Chicks
Blk, 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2429 Happy Hawkers, 560531
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Crab Sauce Over Fish And Chips
I had the Best of Both Worlds ($13.90) which included Fish and Chips with Salted Egg and Chilli Crab Sauce and two sides including fries.

The chilli crab sauce, also little in proportion, was nondescript and quickly (and fatefully) turned the batter soggy. To lift up the taste, it really needed that ‘wok-fried’ character.

Restaurant Labyrinth
8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 6223 4098
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 6:30pm – 11pm (Tues – Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon

Chilli Crab Ice Cream
Having the local hot signature dish of Chilli Crab in the form of a cold Ice Cream presented an excitement to my palate.

This dish has undergone a few renditions, currently presented as a dish called “Local Wild Caught Crab” which includes flower crab accompanied with a dollop of chilli crab ice cream.

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16 Unique Chilli Crab Inspired Food In Singapore – From Chilli Crab Ramen, Risotto, Xiao Long Bao To Ice Cream

Chilli Crab is one of our Singapore’s most iconic local National dishes. Favourite places to savour the dish include Jumbo Seafood, Mellben Seafood, No Signboard Seafood, Roland, and Tunglok Seafood (Orchard Central)

Other than the crab itself, the chilli crab sauce is also a star – all gooey with egg, spicy and sweet, loaded with chilli and ketchup.

You can now find the Chilli Crab sauce in or on all kinds of food from fries, burgers, tendon, pizza, prata, chicken wings, Xiao Long Bao, fish and chips. Even as chilli crab risotto and ice cream. (Note: most of these sauces don’t actually have crab inside.)

Here are 16 Unique Chilli Crab Food that can be found in Singapore:

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Holland Avenue 241 Singapore 278976 (Holland Village MRT)
Tel: +65 6463 0968
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
10:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Sat – Sun)

Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao .
Crystal Jade’s red coloured Steamed Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao 辣椒蟹小笼包 ($13.80 for 6 pieces, $22.80 for 10 pieces) have made a return.

You must eat these while they are hot – to savour the sweet, delicately spicy broth which did remind me of the chilli crab gravy (though in a much lighter way), matched with generous fillings of crab meat sitting within thin, skill-fully pleated skin.

Nipong Naepong – 313@somerset
313@somerset #B3-03, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Fri); 11am – 11pm, Last order 10.30pm (Sat – Sun)

Singapore Chilli Crab She’s Risotto
What it is: Inspired by the Singapore chilli crab, the She’s Risotto ($14.80) features al dente rice in a sweet-and-spicy sauce, topped with slices of battered fried onion and a deep-fried soft-shell crab.

After tasting: My table of friends were quite divided on this. We all really enjoyed the crispy soft-shell crab and onions, like light tempura pieces not overly oily.

As we are all familiar with the Chilli Crab dish, we came with certain expectations on how it should taste like. It turned out to be more sweet than spicy, which some thought was rather refreshing and interesting – because it was something we never had before.

Menya Musashi
Chinatown Point #02-43/44 133 New Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6244 0081
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Menya Musashi is one of the most popular ramen shops credited as the pioneer of a new ramen culture in Japan. It is named after the legendary Edo-era samurai Miyamoto Musashi, who was famed for his distinctive “double sword style”.

What makes its ramen special is their broth that uniquely combines chicken, pork and bonito then slowly boiled and stirred intermittently for 9 hours.

They have launched a Singapore-exclusive Chilli Crab Ramen topped with soft-shell crab tempura poured over with sweet and slightly spicy sauce.

Arteastiq – Mandarin Gallery
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6235 8370 (Teahouse)
+65 6235 8705 (Art Jam)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

Chilli Egg Prawn Fettuccine
From the Asian Delights section of Arteastiq, try the Chilli Egg Prawn Fettuccine ($20), a sweet-savoury pasta (the sauce is a blend of tomatoes, chili sauce, lemongrass, eggs, dried shrimp, garlic, onions and ginger) served with pan-seared Cajun prawns and mantou bun.

This is a take of the familiar local Chilli Crab with a twist, is not too spicy, and still retains the tangy-sweetness of the tomato base.

Don Meijin 丼名人
Ramen Champion Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, #04-10, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm Daily

Chilli Crab Tendon
I think some diners, especially those who like heavier and saucier things on the palate, could appreciate the Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon ($14.80). Especially those who cannot stop drizzling sauces over their rice.

The chilli crab sauce was moderately spicy with that heavy ketchup aftertaste. Personal preference, but I would prefer a sauce which would be more egg-y.

As the sauce is so intense-tasting, the flipside is that it can distract from the flavours of the tempura pieces, such as the sweetness of the prawns and vegetables. Don Mejin (Bugist+)

Pince & Pints
32-33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089497
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Lobster with Mantou
My dining companions did not like this dish as much, only because sauce was too rich and tinted to the sweet side, which ‘covered’ the taste of the lobster.

Plus, if you are comparing this to your local zhi char stalls, this Western-maybe-local dish lacked ‘wok hei’.

Still, I was still happily sweeping the bowl clean with the fried mantou. They gave a lot a lot of sauce.

Wok In Burger
124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136 Singapore 150124 (within Keng Eng Kee Seafood)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger
Wok In Burger is introduced with the novel idea of incorporating local zhi char dishes into Western style burgers.

The Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger ($15) which comes with fries and Water Chestnut drink, was the recommended item.

Am not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but it came exactly how one would expect it to be like – deep fried soft shell crab drizzled with sweet, slightly spicy chilli crab sauce and sandwiched between burger buns.

A tad predictable, less surprises, but at least almost all the components ticked all the right boxes.

The Workbench Bistro
Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1881 Singapore 560332
Tel: +65 6452 0810
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun)

Crab Meat Linguine
This is The Workbench Bistro’s best-selling main course ($15.90), and also tasted much better than the first time I tried it.

The sauce had a lighter creamy tomato base flavour, added with some white wine for a more layered taste. (Some may prefer a more robust feel of the tomatoes.)

The café was also not stingy with their addition of ingredients.

Arbora Hilltop Dining
Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203 (Level 2)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm, Last Order 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Crab Potato Skins
Singapore’s favourite chili crab comes in a different variant in this dish. If you have been a regular to Spuds & Aprons, you will definitely remember this starter of “Chilli Crab in a Tux” ($14++) which makes its return – due to popular demand.

These Chili Crab Potato Skins are deep fried to a crisp and served with the popular Singapore Chilli Crab gravy, adding texture and crunch to each bite.

Red House Seafood
3C, River Valley Road, #01-02/03, #02-07/08, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 6442 3112
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri)
11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Takesumi Chilli Crab Bun
A beautiful contrast of black bamboo charcoal bun with red chilli crab fillings ($10 for 3 pieces).

I liked the exterior which was crispy and fluffy, almost like the texture of a Hong Kong style baked bun. Though I would have wished that the fillings were wetter with more sauce.

Bao Makers
4 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089261
Tel: +65 6291 2330
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Crab Bao
The best-seller here is the Chilli Crab Bao ($4.50 for one), with fleshy, succulent crab meat and generously splattered with chilli sauce, kiap-ed (sandwiched) in between the deep fried golden brown “bao”.

A alternative version to the usual practice of dipping the mantou into the chili crab gravy.

Old Hen Kitchen
127 Owen Road, Singapore 218931
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Fri), 10am – 6.30pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Tue

Chilli Crab Fries
Side dishes such as Truffle Fries ($9) and Chilli Crab Fries ($12) were available, and the latter stood out more.

Topped with distinct chunks of crab meat with tze-char style chilli crab zhup (sauce), I could feel the spicy kick in each mouthful. Shiok!

Orchid Live Seafood (Sembawang)
No.1 Bah Soon Pah Road Singapore 769959 (off Sembawang Road)
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Chili Prawn Toufu
This Chili Prawn Toufu ($30) contains gooey eggy sauce enveloped the deep fried beancurd, and should please those who loved to drizzle abundant sauces over rice.

I thought that the sauce base was very similar to the chilli crab style, except that it had a spicier quality and less of the tomato-sweetness one would typically expect.

Two Wings
Timbre+ #01-30, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ One-North, Singapore 139952
Tel: +65 9667 0368
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Chilli Crab Wings
Wings and Drums ($12.90 for 6 pieces) topped with chilli crab sauce. After the heritage and salted egg sauce, local wings stall Two Wings has gone for a chilli crab sauce over their crispy fried wings.

Not too bad an attempt. A semi-spicy sauce which I thought could have been eggier which could provide a more layered texture. By the way, did Two Wings half their portions (from initial days)?

Fish & Chicks
Blk, 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2429 Happy Hawkers, 560531
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Chilli Crab Sauce Over Fish And Chips
I had the Best of Both Worlds ($13.90) which included Fish and Chips with Salted Egg and Chilli Crab Sauce and two sides including fries.

The chilli crab sauce, also little in proportion, was nondescript and quickly (and fatefully) turned the batter soggy. To lift up the taste, it really needed that ‘wok-fried’ character.

Restaurant Labyrinth
8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Esplanade Mall Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 6223 4098
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 6:30pm – 11pm (Tues – Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon

Chilli Crab Ice Cream
Having the local hot signature dish of Chilli Crab in the form of a cold Ice Cream presented an excitement to my palate.

This dish has undergone a few renditions, currently presented as a dish called “Local Wild Caught Crab” which includes flower crab accompanied with a dollop of chilli crab ice cream.

Other Related Entries
10 Must-Try Prawn Noodles In Singapore
10 Must-Try Char Kway Teow Singapore
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12 Must-Try Hokkien Mee In Singapore
12 Delicious Pancake Places In Singapore

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Japanese Cooking

Do you adore Japanese meals? The amusing issue about Japanese foodstuff is that you both enjoy it or you detest it. There is no in-amongst. And likelihood are, if you hate it, you almost certainly have not truly tasted Japanese food stuff nonetheless or have not specified on your own a prospect to sample it ample. Japanese food is challenging to recognize just after only just one bite. And in some cases, the idea that you are tasting raw food items just will not escape your intellect that you are previously predisposed to hating Japanese food stuff even ahead of you in fact flavor it.

Personally, I really like Japanese food items. There definitely is no other cuisine like it in the entire world in phrases of its unique flavor and presentation. Who would believe that something so raw could be so delightful? For those of you who have not however identified the pleasures of Japanese meals, make it possible for me to present the adhering to primer.

The standard Japanese food often requires a bowl of white rice as perfectly as soup and aspect dishes such as pickles, greens, meat and fish. Japanese foodstuff is labeled by the range of viands or “okazu” that are served with the rice, soup and aspect dishes. A food with one okazu is called ichiju-issai and a prime case in point of this is the regular Japanese breakfast which consist of miso soup, rice, grilled fish and 1 pickled vegetable.

The normal Japanese meal generally requires three okazu to go alongside with the soup, rice and pickles. Customarily, every single of these a few okazu are cooked in a diverse way from the other folks. They can both be served raw or grilled, simmered, steamed or deep fried.

One more hallmark of Japanese food stuff is seafood, which is the most preferred and most commonly consumed meals in Japan. The most common dishes incorporate all kinds of fish as perfectly as shellfish, squid and octopus. Crab is an additional most loved delicacy and so are whale and seaweed. Despite the point that Japanese are not hefty meat eaters, you will rarely uncover any vegetarians among them either almost certainly due to their deep fashion for seafood. Beef and rooster are also common between the Japanese.

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6 Things You Ought to Hardly ever Get From A Chinese Cafe

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Not all Chinese places to eat are created equivalent. In some eating places, the foodstuff on your plate might be indistinguishable from what you’d locate in Beijing, but extra most likely, the food items you awkwardly stab at with chopsticks may perhaps as nicely be fast foodstuff, and have all the wellbeing positive aspects to match. So following time you decide to just buy out, remember these matters you should under no circumstances get from a Chinese cafe…

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Fried rice | 1:14
Crab rangoon | 1:54
Orange beef | 2:39
Barbecue spare ribs | 3:28
Lo mein | 4:10

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6 Things You Ought to Hardly ever Get From A Chinese Cafe

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Not all Chinese places to eat are created equivalent. In some eating places, the foodstuff on your plate might be indistinguishable from what you’d locate in Beijing, but extra most likely, the food items you awkwardly stab at with chopsticks may perhaps as nicely be fast foodstuff, and have all the wellbeing positive aspects to match. So following time you decide to just buy out, remember these matters you should under no circumstances get from a Chinese cafe…

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12 Best Soft Serve Ice Cream Shops In Singapore – From Aqua S, Emma, Sunday Folks To Brother Bird

The hot Singapore weather makes it shiok to have some soft serve ice cream, yet the ‘whammy’ is that it often melts too fast.

Soft serve is a type of ice cream that is softer and less dense than regular ones. This is due to air being introduced during freezing.

There used to be many more shops in Singapore though. Remember Honey Creme, Milkcow, Kokopanda, Kiss The Tiramisu, and Mr Churro? All opened to some fanfare, but departed rather quickly as well.

Let’s show some love to the following soft serve specialty shops:

Aqua S Singapore
#B1-01 Orchard Xchange (above Orchard MRT Station), 437 Orchard Road, Singapore 238878
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

Aqua S, that dreamy baby blue soft serve from Sydney Australia, has arrived in Singapore at Orchard Xchange basement, located at a level above the Orchard MRT station exit.

The Aqua S softserve is famed for its blue-hued twirls on a cone, surrounded by a cloud of fluffy cotton candy and caramel popcorn.

The dreamlike blue has started a wave of other soft serve brands going multi-coloured as well.

The one thing special about Aqua S is that while the blue-coloured signature sea salt flavour remains as the only constant, there will be two NEW flavours rotating every 2 weeks. And they seldom repeat. Aqua S (Orchard Xchange)

Emma
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B2-45, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

You may have seen boomerang or videos of gravity-defying soft serves appearing on your Instagram feed.

These soft serves are from Emma, which has set up its first-ever overseas branch right in Singapore. The popular brand which specialises in soft serve and tea, has already 7 outlets in Japan despite being relatively new.

There has been a couple of Japanese soft serve shops opening in Singapore (typically offering matcha flavoured ones), but Emma should be the first that specialises in just milk and charcoal cheese flavours.

There is something about milk soft serve – that pure, smooth, unadulterated mouth-feel.

Emma’s Original Soft Serve uses premium Japanese milk which gives that an extra-rich and thick yet slide-down-your-throat texture. Would recommend the Charcoal flavour. Emma (Plaza Singapura)

Little Damage Singapore
Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #B1-05A, Singapore 233880

From Los Angeles, California to a small shopfront at the basement floor of Wheelock Place along tourist-centric Orchard Road, Little Damage has opened its first outpost in South-east Asia.

Previously seen on CNN, BuzzFeed, INSIDER and Time Out LA, I had high expectation for this Gothic-looking soft serve which was previously trending on Instagram.

Instead of the conventional flavours, Little Damage offers unique ones which rotate on a regular basis.

The soft serve is prepared daily in small batches using ingredients from local dairy farms without any preservatives.

At the time of visit, four flavours are available – Coffee Caramel ($7), White Chocolate ($7), Unicorn Tears ($7) and Vegan Cookie Butter ($7.50).

Activated charcoal would be added to one of the flavours to turn it black, and in this case, it was the Coffee Caramel.

Generally, the texture of the soft serve was smooth and velvety, but leaned towards the sweeter side. Little Damage (Wheelock Place)

Moosh
44 Haji Lane, Singapore 189237
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 9pm (Fri – Sun)

A hole-in-the-wall soft serve place along the hipster Haji Lane. Moosh is Muslim-owned and uses 100% Halal-certified ingredients in their soft serve and toppings.

The menu is short but yet concise at the moment, with Softserve that comes in 2 sizes: Regular ($4 – 4.50) and Large ($5.50 – 6), Cone and Kurtos (Kürtőskalács, a Hungarian chimney cone).

The Ondeh Ondeh SoftServe (Regular $4.50/ Large $6) comes with fixed toppings such as desiccated coconut and coconut flakes, with green pandan sauce drizzled on the walls of the cup and on the surface of the softserve.

Made with gula melaka (brown sugar) as the base of the Ondeh Ondeh soft serve, the sweetness level was just right and I could finish a large sized cup on my own without feeling too jelak (rich). Moosh (Haji Lane)

Naganuma Ice
Gopeng Street, 1 Gopeng Street, Carlton City Hotel Singapore 078862
(at the back of the hotel)
Tel: +65 6741 9108
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Naganuma Ice’s soft serve is raved for using 100% Hokkaido raw milk, and with queues in Japan and Taiwan that lasts for up to an hour.

It is also the only softserve company from Hokkaido known to use 100% Hokkaido raw milk and Hokkaido ingredients.

Compared to many soft serve shops that offer say maximum of 2 to 3 flavours, there are actually 9 that you can pick from. No twists though.

They include Rich Milk, Matcha, Corn, Yubari Melon, Ebisu Pumpkin, Red Wine, Strawberry, Chocolate, and Aomori Apple.

Priced at $5.00 per cup, $5.50 on a cone. There is also a Singapore-exclusive Crème Brûlée Soft Serve ($8) powdered with sugar at the top, then torched. Naganuma Ice (Gopeng Street)

Coney Donut
111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset, #01-K1, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)

This Soft Serve Donut Cone features a choice of vanilla or salted caramel soft-serve ice cream that comes with a sauce and toppings. (Flavours are on a rotational basis and change every month.)

Pick from any of their classic sauces, such as chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, coffee, salted caramel and apple.

For the toppings (you can pick two), they offer nuts (hazelnuts, almonds), branded snacks (Pocky sticks, Lotus biscuits), cereals (honey stars, fruit loops), chocolates (Kit Kat), marshmallows, mocha bean, fudge cake, etc.

Experience the warm and cold sensation of the fried donut and cold softserve, and contrast in texture of fluffy-doughy with soft-airy ice cream.

Be quick as this home-made soft serve is made without stabilisers.

The other surprise comes in the form of the inside which is lined with chocolate sauce.

Small Potatoes Ice Creamery
313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #B3-48, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Hong Kong franchise Small Potatoes Ice Creamery specialises in Japanese purple potatoes (yam) soft serve ice cream.

The soft serve come in two basic flavours – Japanese purple potatoes from Kumamoto, and Japanese sea salt.

Toppings include caramel popcorn, crispy rice (that was not too crispy), green tea or soy bean warabi mochi, shiramata, azuki beans, purple yam sticks, and Japanese red bean Dorayaki pancake.

With different textures of yam paste and the actual yam ‘colliding’ together with rich soft serve, the bite was rather enjoyable. However, that can be a small and pricey cup. Small Potatoes Ice Creamery (313@somerset)

Brother Bird
30 Bali lane, Singapore 189966 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Wed – Mon), 6pm – 9:30pm (Tues)

In case you are wondering why this shop is called “Brother Bird”, this is because one of the Stateland Café’s owners likes eating granola and is nicknamed “Bird”.

something different at Brother Bird would be the Mochi Donuts with Softserve ($9), came with dual swirl of cookie butter and coconut softserve with almond crunch, dehydrated raspberry and salted caramel sauce.

On a closer look, it is shaped like bird’s ahem (poop) and ahem… pretty apt for Brother Bird’s image.

The mochi donut used was fried to crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Not too tough and good for shaping our jawlines.

The entire cross-sectional area was filled with glutinous rice and the mix of warm doughnuts with cold soft serve was comforting.

Sunday Folks
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Chip Bee Gardens
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10pm (Tues – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon)

From the originators of Creamier at Toa Payoh, Sunday Folk’s soft serve ice creams are freshly churned and served in a delicious handmade charcoal cone.

Their flavours are distinct, from the popular favourites of Earl Grey Lavender and Sea Salt Gula Melaka, to the tried-and-tested Roasted Pistachio and Summer Strawberries. Most hipster looking.

GODIVA
Suntec City West Wing (Near Convention Centre) #02-307, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6341 9203
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)

GODIVA Chocolatier is best known for its famous truffle, shell-molded chocolate pieces, and European-style biscuits.

Its Chocolate Soft Serve which is rich, smooth and indulgent, has been popular among ice cream lovers as well.

If you are a fan of matcha, then the Decadent Matcha Softserve or the Chocolate Twist will definitely satisfy your craving.

Sweet Monster
Our Tampines Hub #B1-K31, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Tel: +65 9841 3233
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

This is Korean soft serve ice cream brand Sweet Monster’s first outlet in the East, located in the basement of Our Tampines Hub (near iTea).

The Popcorn Monster Ice Cream ($4.80, $6.80) is available in a variety of flavors, from Caramel, Choco, Strawberry, Green Tea, to mix of Caramel & Cheese.

The Mix Flavor Monster Popcorn Ice Cream ($6.80) which comes with both caramel and cheese flavored popcorns is a crowd pleaser – rich, milky softserve surrounded with a mixture of sweet and savoury popcorns.

Spinelli Coffee
Our Tampines Hub #01-K8, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 8am – 12am (Fri – Sun)

Probably the first (and only) in Singapore to introduce the Cold Brew Soft Serve, the treat is served in a cone or on freshly baked waffle, topped with mochi, marshmallows, biscotti or chocolate chips.

Have a bite at the smooth, velvety swirl, and get perked up with the aroma and lingering taste of cold brew coffee.

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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan.

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Where to find the best steaks in Singapore

Singaporeans love their beef, judging from the number of restaurants here offering steaks as a main course.

They range from high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs to modest chain eateries. You can even find a decent sirloin at many hawker centre Western food stalls.

On their menus is beef from around the world – Japan, Australia and New Zealand, South and North America and Europe. Diners here are also more than happy to reach deep in their pockets for premium meats such as USDA Prime from America and much-prized wagyu brands from Japan such as Kobe, Hida and Kagoshima.

Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in Singapore to go for a steak.

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Ginza Tenkuni, Tokyo – 3-Storey Tempura And Tendon Restaurant, Operating Since 1885

[Tokyo] If you need Tempura in Tokyo, heading to Ginza can be a good bet with many known restaurants, including Tempura Kondo (2 Michelin-starred), Ginza Ten’ichi, Tentoshi, Tempura Ippo, and Kuzushi Kappo Tempura.

Because I walked past Ginza Tenkuni 銀座 天ぷらの天國 too many times as it is located next to a prominent junction, I decided to finally put it into my itinerary.

A popular tempura joint, Ginza Tenkuni offers a variety of traditional and elegant Edo-style tempura dishes, and you can choose how they are prepared.

They have that distinctly Japanese flavour using the best ingredients, such as the finest sesame seed oil.

It began as a small street stall in 1885, and today it is housed in a 3-storey structure where each floor has a special function.

Start at the basement where they serve you a lunch course meal (¥‎3,780) or a Tempura Course (¥‎10,800) at a counter table setting.

They have a variety of seasonal Edo-style tempura and simply order what you fancy.

The 2nd and 3rd floors are both banquet floors. The 2nd floor offers a private tatami room, with Japanese style seated table for 2 to 36 guests, while the 3rd floor is best for large parties.

During lunch (11:30am – 3pm), enjoy their Keiseki Course” Aya” or Tempura Course “Katsura” (both at ¥‎5,940 each) where they deep-fry the tempura by your table. The Banquet Course is available for ¥‎7,560.

As I was there on a business trip, I could only afford time for quick tendon meal.

The 1st floor (seated table floor) is where you are served tendon (mixed tempura on a bowl of rice), tempura set meals, and other dishes in a casual setting.

If you head there during lunch time, the food is generally more affordable, with the Tendon Lunch Set (¥‎1,100) available 11:30am – 5pm on weekdays.

You can also order any of the various tendon (starts at ¥‎1,620) from the regular menu from 11:30am – 9pm.

Other than their classic “A-Don” (¥‎1,620) which includes shrimps, squid kakiage, mixed tempura and vegetable tempura, other choices include Anago-don (¥2,160) which is a congee eel don, Shrimp Tenju (¥2,052) and a Tenkuni’s Special Kakiage-don (¥3,240).

The basic bowl at ¥‎1,620 is about SGD20.50 or USD15, which is more expensive than the average tendon in Tokyo.

There was a certain fragrance as you open up the cover to the bowl, and the rice looked fluffy and appealing.

With the reputation, history and price, I was perhaps expecting more from the quality.

While the ingredients were generally fresh-tasting, the pieces were lacking in what the average diner would be looking out for their tempura – crisp and moderately hot.

Somehow the tempura prawns were slightly soggy and greasy. Hmmm…

Ginza Tenkuni is a place to try out due to its history and location, and it is great for a fast tendon meal, though I suspect there are crispier tempura out there, not too far away.

Ginza Tenkuni 銀座 天ぷらの天國
8 Chome-9-11 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座8-9-11
Tel: +81 3 3571 1092
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

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Ginza Tenkuni, Tokyo – 3-Storey Tempura And Tendon Restaurant, Operating Since 1885

[Tokyo] If you need Tempura in Tokyo, heading to Ginza can be a good bet with many known restaurants, including Tempura Kondo (2 Michelin-starred), Ginza Ten’ichi, Tentoshi, Tempura Ippo, and Kuzushi Kappo Tempura.

Because I walked past Ginza Tenkuni 銀座 天ぷらの天國 too many times as it is located next to a prominent junction, I decided to finally put it into my itinerary.

A popular tempura joint, Ginza Tenkuni offers a variety of traditional and elegant Edo-style tempura dishes, and you can choose how they are prepared.

They have that distinctly Japanese flavour using the best ingredients, such as the finest sesame seed oil.

It began as a small street stall in 1885, and today it is housed in a 3-storey structure where each floor has a special function.

Start at the basement where they serve you a lunch course meal (¥‎3,780) or a Tempura Course (¥‎10,800) at a counter table setting.

They have a variety of seasonal Edo-style tempura and simply order what you fancy.

The 2nd and 3rd floors are both banquet floors. The 2nd floor offers a private tatami room, with Japanese style seated table for 2 to 36 guests, while the 3rd floor is best for large parties.

During lunch (11:30am – 3pm), enjoy their Keiseki Course” Aya” or Tempura Course “Katsura” (both at ¥‎5,940 each) where they deep-fry the tempura by your table. The Banquet Course is available for ¥‎7,560.

As I was there on a business trip, I could only afford time for quick tendon meal.

The 1st floor (seated table floor) is where you are served tendon (mixed tempura on a bowl of rice), tempura set meals, and other dishes in a casual setting.

If you head there during lunch time, the food is generally more affordable, with the Tendon Lunch Set (¥‎1,100) available 11:30am – 5pm on weekdays.

You can also order any of the various tendon (starts at ¥‎1,620) from the regular menu from 11:30am – 9pm.

Other than their classic “A-Don” (¥‎1,620) which includes shrimps, squid kakiage, mixed tempura and vegetable tempura, other choices include Anago-don (¥2,160) which is a congee eel don, Shrimp Tenju (¥2,052) and a Tenkuni’s Special Kakiage-don (¥3,240).

The basic bowl at ¥‎1,620 is about SGD20.50 or USD15, which is more expensive than the average tendon in Tokyo.

There was a certain fragrance as you open up the cover to the bowl, and the rice looked fluffy and appealing.

With the reputation, history and price, I was perhaps expecting more from the quality.

While the ingredients were generally fresh-tasting, the pieces were lacking in what the average diner would be looking out for their tempura – crisp and moderately hot.

Somehow the tempura prawns were slightly soggy and greasy. Hmmm…

Ginza Tenkuni is a place to try out due to its history and location, and it is great for a fast tendon meal, though I suspect there are crispier tempura out there, not too far away.

Ginza Tenkuni 銀座 天ぷらの天國
8 Chome-9-11 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座8-9-11
Tel: +81 3 3571 1092
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Click HERE for other Tokyo Food Entries

* Follow @DanielFoodDiary on Facebook and Instagram for more food news, food videos and travel highlights. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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