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Hairy Crab season is back again and the team at Wan Hao is here to introduce up to four different ways to savour and enjoy this popular Autumn delicacy. Well-loved and hankered after for their sweet succulent meat and rich creamy roe, hairy crabs are only available for two months of the year- October and November. Needless to say, fans of these bristly guys will be rushing to the nearest Chinese restaurant to get their crustacean fix during this limited time period before the season ends.
Here’s why Wan Hao might just be the restaurant of your choice for this delectable experience:
This year, Wan Hao is offering two Hairy Crab set menus, priced at $98 for six courses and $108 for seven courses. We tried their six course set meal and started with a trio of hot appetisers- Steam Hairy Crab Xiao Long Bao, Deep Fried Hairy Crab Ball and Steamed Crab Meat Dumpling. It was difficult picking a favourite among the three because they were each individually textually interesting. The former had a lovely sweet milky broth snugly held by the thin dumpling skin while the deep fried crab ball was a crunchy sphere of crab meat chunks with an almond crusted exterior. The last dumpling too was an exquisite masterpiece and taste wise, just as satisfying.
Located along the streets of “Mongkok” at Jurong Point, Legendary Hong Kong brought me back to the days of Hong Kong, where it serves up authentic Hong Kong cuisine spanning across four different themes – Roasted Meats, Noodles and Congee, Dim Sum and Bakery. Helmed by five accomplished Master Chefs, there were a few notable dishes during my visit, including the signature “Roasted London Duck”.
Starting with the roasted meats, we ordered the Barbequed Twin Combo $16.80 to get the “best-of-both-worlds” – comprising of the signature roasted “Irish duck” from Silver Hill Farm and the extremely crispy pork belly, which was one of my personal favourites. Their specialty of “Roasted London Duck” is undisputedly one of their best-sellers, where they import “Grade A” Irish ducks all the way from Ireland.
The name “Gordon Ramsay” is no stranger to any foodie on the face of this earth. Some of us may have either dined at one of the numerous restaurants that he opened around the world- UK, America, Europe and more recently, Asia, or seen his face on the small screen- Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and most notably, MasterChef US and MasterChef Junior, or heard about the impressive 14 Michelin stars under his belt. One way or another, there is no denying that Gordon Ramsey’s culinary reputation far precedes him.
The opening of his first restaurant in Singapore will be Gordon Ramsay’s second in Asia (the first being Hong Kong in September last year). Located amidst all the other celebrity chef restaurants in Marina Bay Sands, this British European restaurant which spans two floors- level 1 and B1, has a seating capacity of 149 and an amazing view of the waterfront.
While we were down at Bread Street Kitchen for dinner, we were extremely lucky to chat and even take a photo with the surprisingly affable and personable celebrity chef as he made his rounds to the different tables talking to diners and spontaneously taking a “wefie” with anyone who asked. He had been in town for the past few days for the official launch of Bread Street Kitchen and shares that he will try to fly in to Singapore as and when possible. The kitchen in the meantime, is run by Executive Chef Sabrina Stillhart whom Chef Ramsay has only full praises for.
The food here at Bread Street Kitchen has a similar concept to that of the flagship outlet in London, featuring an extensive range of British classics and favourites. Starters start from $18, Mains range from $26 to $46 while Desserts are $15 and up. Not exactly very affordable but fairly reasonable for a celebratory splurge with family and friends.
Set amidst the lush greenery on level 5 of the Terrace Wing at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Oasis Restaurant, as its name suggests, is an idyllic picture of scenic and tranquil- located in the heart of the city yet preserved from all the hustle and bustle. Flanked by the swimming pool and veiled by the moonlight in the evenings, this al fresco restaurant, with its open charcoal-fired grill, is all about barbecued meat and seafood prepared a la minute for seven nights a week.
From Thursdays to Saturdays however, guests can also relish in an extended buffet spread with a wider selection of grilled items and even a seafood bar on ice. Lovers of fresh briny oysters can enjoy unlimited servings of these molluscs which are shucked and ready to be savoured.
Haha Thai has been around for quite some time now. Formerly located at Changi Village, then Foch Road in Jalan Besar, this family business has since moved upmarket to Ngee Ann City right in the heart of Orchard Road. What’s interesting to note too is that Haha Thai first started out as a fish farm business. It comes as no surprise therefore that this Thai restaurant specialises in seafood items such as Lobster, Shellfish, Soft Shell Crab, Fish, Squid and Prawns cooked in various different ways- curry, salted egg, lemon steam etc.
We came here for dinner one evening and while the place was not crazy crowded, the number of tables occupied was rather decent for a weekday. No better way to start our Thai meal with some Haha Thai Iced Milk Tea $4.80 and Haha Lemongrass $4.80 drinks. Refreshing and iced cold, the flavour of both drinks were rightfully intense and downright sweet in a good way. I did prefer the latter though for its citrusy notes and hints of lemon.