Monday, 3 August 2015

Singapore commonly known as "Food Paradise" is a multiracial society with people from different cultures living together in harmony. A wide range of food is available here to satiate the appetites of people from different cultures and races. Black pepper crab is one of the most popular way that crab is served in Singapore. It is listed at number 35 on World’s 50 most delicious foods, complied by CNN Go in 2011. This Singaporean iconic seafood dish is a must try to complete the culinary exploring journey of any travelers.

And here are the five best seafood restaurants in Singapore for you to have the best black pepper crab.

1. House of Seafood (HOS)

When one mentions House of Seafood @ 180, The fresh wholesome
catch from the ocean, specialy their awesome exotic tasty mouth
watering crab dishes comes to mind.

The story begins in April 2008 when House of Seafood opened its first
branch at 180 Yio Chu Kang Road. Due to popular demand, the famous crab
has made its way to Changi at Cosford Road. Follow by 36 Yio Chu Kang Road
and 1 Joo Chiat Place.

From its humble beginning at Yio Chu Kang, the restaurant is still
serving up its finest range of seafood and the most delicious
appetizing crabs to its customers.

Black Pepper crab; The signature from House of Seafood.
That's probably one of the best thing you can eat in the Singapore. The crab is divine but the sauce is the star – sweet yet savoury, slightly spicy and supremely satisfying. You will get it all over your fingers as you crack open the crab shells, and it is simply impossible not to lick it all up. While you’re there, be sure to sample their famous original black pepper crab as well.


Joo Chiat Branch (Aircon)
1 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427739
(Behind Joo Chiat Complex)
Tel: (+65) 6442-5180    Fax: (+65) 6346-5180

Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre
(Fully Air-conditioned with VIP rooms)
756 Upper Serangoon Road #03-33
(Opp S’Post, next to Hotel81)
More than 100 parking lots
Tel: (+65) 6285-9711    Fax: (+65) 6285-9722

Punggol Branch (Seaside & Aircon Dining)
3 Punggol Point Road, Singapore 828694
The Punggol Settlement #01-01 & #01-02
(Near Punggol Jetty) More than 200 carpark lots
Tel: (+65) 6466-9000    Fax: (+65) 6467-9000

While enjoying the crab, I was telling myself “The best black pepper crab in Singapore.”
Verdict: 10/10 STARS

2. Uncle Leong Seafood

First founded in a neighbourhood coffeeshop amidst the friendly Ang Mo Kio estate, the ever-popular Uncle Leong Seafood (best seafood restaurant in Singapore) has now heightened into three full-fledged restaurants at Punggol, Jurong East, and Toa Payoh. Still keeping its modesty, Uncle Leong Seafood welcomes a daily haul of customers comprising both locals and foreigners.

The black pepper sauce is thick and so pepperish and is seems to have caramelised over the mud crabs. I can never get enough of this dish! Uncle Leong has never disappoints and I have always walked away feeling so full! It’s a great place to have dinner with friends and family but make sure you book if you’re intending to head there on weekends.


Uncle Leong Seafood Restaurant 龍海鲜螃蟹王
Address: 15 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Singapore 319262.
Phone:6554 3453

Verdict: 8.5/10

3. Jumbo Seafood

After years of continuous effort in providing quality food and service, JUMBO SEAFOOD has grown into a group of 5 restaurants serving live seafood prepared in familiar local and Hong Kong styles. The 5 outlets all offer distinctive menu features in addition to the regular award-winning signature dishes, so there's always something different to savour at JUMBO.

With a team of dedicated and innovative F&B professionals, our group of restaurants has won many service and gourmet awards presented by various esteemed organisations. At JUMBO, we strive to serve quality food at reasonable prices in a friendly environment.

The thing that defines the style and tastes for pepper crab at a seafood restaurant must be the pepper. No doubt, the pepper of Jumbo lives up to its reputation – a classic version, which is thick, sweet, and slightly spicy.


Jumbo Seafood Restaurant @ The Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road
#B1-48 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
Tel: (65) 6534 3435
Daily lunch: 12:00 – 15:00 (last order at 14:15)
Daily dinner: 18:00 – 00:00 (last order at 23:15)

Verdict: 7.5/10

4. Longbeach Seafood Restaurant

The award winning restaurant which has been recommended by all manner of television food programs, internationally and locally, has also had the privilege and honor to have served distinguished guests and celebrities. With its increasing popularity, our guests still remain the first priority for Long Beach.

For guests who do not like to get their hands full of sauces peeling the crabs, Long Beach provides de-shelling services to enjoy crabs without the fear of ruining that new blouse or the risk of a flying crab claw hitting that potential client.

Created by the restaurant, our signature dish is slightly spicy but not overpoweringly hot, a perfect marriage of pepper and succulent crab meat. A MUST TRY! Look no further than Long Beach Seafood, a premium restaurant that has been serving up an array of oceanic delights for over 60 years. While you’re there, be sure to sample their famous original black pepper crab.


Address: 1202 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Seafood Centre, #01-04, 449881
Phone:6448 3636
Open today · 2:30 pm – 12:15 am

Address: 25 Dempsey Road - Left turn to Dempsey via Holland Rd (before Peirce Road)
Tel: 6323 2222
Daily: 11am - 3pm / 5pm - 1am

Verdict: 7/10

5. No Signboard Seafood

How was the name conceived?

It was a name given by our customers!

Back in the late 1970s, they started our stall at the Mattar Rd Hawker Centre without a signboard. Since cooking had been my forte, they decided to make it their means of livelihood.

Back in those days, selling seafood in a hawker center was uncommon. Eating crab was much less popular unlike today, where the black pepper crab has made its way to be the unofficial dish of Singapore. So they suppose they were in a niche market with the success of our homemade black pepper crab.The other critical success factor would be the endless word of mouth advertising that our customers did for them. They spread word of their tantalizing  pepper crab and referred to them as the stall with no signboard.

Contrary to its name, black pepper crab is generally not too spicy. But if you like your dishes with a little heat then you should stop by No Signboard Seafood, where guests are free to specify just how hot they want their meal. Expect your crab to come coated in a deliciously hearty sauce, comprised of prawn paste, garlic and an abundance of spices


Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Phone:6221 9959

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #01-14/16 The Esplanade, 039802
Phone:6336 9959
 Open today · 11:30 am – 10:30 am

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Phone:6221 9959

Verdict: 6/10These are base on my own views and verdict. What's yours? Where is your favorite black peper crab in Singapore? Leave me a comment and let's share your opinions.