My hubby and I spent our last weekend in the neighboring country, Singapore. Our main objective of this trip was purely to meet up with our friends, having fun hunting for interesting Singapore food and joining in the ieat Crab Fest organized by Leslie of ieatishootipost!

Singapore Food - ieat Crab Fest at Chin Huat Live Seafood

Something is lurking… :)

All the crab lovers were delighted with the food for the evening; featuring eight different gorgeously fresh crabs cooked in eight different ways. A very big thanks to the generosity of the charming Lao Ban Niang, Amy for giving us a chance to dine on this crabs for only $50!


Leslie, Amy & myself

Just look at the different cooking styles that we savored in just one night! These crawlers came in many variety; some steamed, boiled and deep fried.

1 )  Alaskan King Crab steamed in Chinese wine
2 )  Black Pepper Dungeness Crab
3 )  Butter Blue Swimmer Crab
4 )  Red Flower Crab Porridge
5 )  Chili Sri Lanka Crab
6 )  Stir Fried Cromer Crab in Superior Broth served in pan fried Bee Hoon
7 )  Salted Egg Indonesia Crab
8 )  Golden Sauce Indonesia Crab
9 )  Chilled Kailan with Wasabi soya sauce

Alaskan King Crab steamed in Chinese wine – The Alaskan King Crab is a very large crab and was served in pieces steamed with Chinese wine and egg white. The long legs with plenty of meat is the best part and is easily removed with the pair of scissors.

The meat was extremely sweet and fragrant with the wine! This dish was agreed by most as the best dish for its texture and taste. This is one dish that I would love coming back for.

Singapore Food - ieat Crab Fest at Chin Huat Live Seafood

The Golden Sauce Indonesia Crab dish was also another crowd favorite of the night as many of us went for its excellent sauce which incorporates the pumpkin. It was creamy and combined very well with the crab. That special taste had us craving for more, especially when eaten with the fried Mantou. This is a must try dish when you visit Chin Huat!

Singapore Food - ieat Crab Fest at Chin Huat Live Seafood

We were glad that we took part in this makan-makan session. We got to know many new friends while indulging in the many types of crabs.

Besides the above mentioned two dishes, there are plenty more dishes which we enjoyed that evening, and you can catch it in the slide show below!


Last but not least, the crab fest ended on a successful note with a very beautiful dessert. This four-type dessert was a great surprise for all of us as it was not stated in the menu.

Singapore Food - ieat Crab Fest at Chin Huat Live Seafood

If you are ever in the Lion City, do drop by Chin Huat Live Seafood as it is a highly recommended place for seafood. Click here for the Map Location.

Chin Huat Live Seafood
Blk 105 #01-30
Clementi St 12 (Sunset Way)
Singapore 120105

Tel : 6775 7348 & 6778 7198

Business Hour :
Lunch :  11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner : 5.30pm – 11pm

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18 comments so far


crabs are indeed superb looking!!! another interesting dish i would love to try one day is the kai lan w wasabi soya sauce, so special

November 18th, 2009 at 8:38 am

wah! you must have had a hell of a time attacking so many crab dishes. Glad that you enjoyed it. see you soon.

November 18th, 2009 at 9:46 am

SimpleGirl – That is a dish that we were talking about…simple, healthy and tasty. Indeed a nice creation by the owner.

taukwa – Wish you were there that night…it was crabby all the way and delicious.

November 18th, 2009 at 10:00 am

i have tried Alaskan crab and they have very fine texture, too.

November 18th, 2009 at 10:10 am

that alaskan king crab looks really good! i like it cos can easily remove the shell with scissors..easier to eat! lol
glad you had a fun trip!

November 18th, 2009 at 10:12 am

Wah the crabs are really huge ck! Makes the effort of peeling them off worthwhile, I must say. Haha

November 18th, 2009 at 10:17 am

foodbin – I highly recommend the Alaskan crab to all crab lovers…must try.

lingzie – Indeed a good meal. Will share the rest of the food around Singapore with all of you soon :)

iamthewitch – They have individual set of equipment – the cracker and scissors for each diner, which makes it very convenient too.

November 18th, 2009 at 11:52 am

Wau, all my favourite dishes, crab and the desserts…

November 18th, 2009 at 11:59 am

Tis the season for CRABS, CRABS and more CRABS! :)

Lools like a great dinner there… Mouthwatering too.

P.S. Sorry I’ve been away from your blog and blogging for so long. Busy with a company event but now done, so I’m free again to read your posts! :D

November 18th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I used to see this Chin Huat Live Seafood at on the singaporean channel! If i remember correctly, they used to have a boy in the ad which the lobster was as big as the boy.

November 18th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Wow, drooling over the crab dishes. I wld hv love the chilli crabs with mantao. What a great weekend for u.

November 18th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Chilled kailan ? Never tasted before? How was it actually?

November 18th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

wow… just can’t stop looking at those crabs. such a variety! crab lover *hands up*
Dr. Leslie is a very nice person to get along with :)
nice post!

November 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Should be a heavenly good meal, so many crabs~~!!! :)

November 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Beneath that lurking crawly leg was what we went for. Great pics and nice catching up again.

November 19th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

wow awesome crabs! nice right, I told you already! lol!

November 20th, 2009 at 8:47 am

Authentic Singapore Food experiences are always the best ones! The reason why I stay clear of Seafood chain stores as far as possible!
Your pictures are amaaaaazing!

November 27th, 2009 at 11:09 am

That picture of the crab lurking is excellent!

December 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am

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