Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 the EU floor
  2. 2 Something out of the ordinary to do in Thailand
  3. 3 Sentosa Singapore
  4. 4 imported flooring market
  5. 5 India's Palace on Wheels Train Trip
  6. 6 Trip Report Best tour operator in Bhutan 2016
  7. 7 What Does Garden Decking Mean?
  8. 8 clinton romesha
  9. 9 Trip Report Yes, They Are wearing black in Bangkok
  10. 10 Trip Report Nywoman single older woman goes to Japan
  11. 11 Real Experiences and Travel Agency in Southeast Asia to choose
  12. 12 Rishikesh, India
  13. 13 India in March and April??
  14. 14 Vietnam to increase visa cost for Americans
  15. 15 Visiting a Country in Mourning
  16. 16 Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore - advise is needed
  17. 17 Trip Report Trichy to Ooty Trip with My Family
  18. 18 7 days in Ho Chi Minh City
  19. 19 Tokyo Shopping: Sports Team Tees
  20. 20 Santa Maria Travels and Inle Lake
  21. 21 Japan- National Holiday
  22. 22 Many Questions for 1st Japan Trip
  23. 23 Passport
  24. 24 Trip Report Our trip to the Republic of Georgia
  25. 25 "China Eastern Airline" is it really bad??
View next 25 » Back to the top

Pepper Crab at Eng Seng in Singapore

Jump to last reply

Am back in Singapore, and have several hours to kill before my flight to NYC. Since I missed the famous "Pepper Crab" at Eng Seng decided to make the journey. It was very easy to get there from the airport. I took the MRT to Eunos, you have to change at Tanah Merah direction Joo Koon. At Eunos you take bus #13 or #155 for one stop and you are a block from Eng Seng, which is locatedv at Still Road and Joo Chiat Place.

I had read all the hype about how people line up at 4.30 pm for 5 pm opening, and that they run out very early. I arrived just after 4 pm, It didn't appear as if it had just opened. several tables were occupied. The restaurant is an open air place which used to have other food stalls in it, now only one is open. It is very modest by any standards. As soon as I walked in a very aggressive woman told me "minimum 2 crabs 45 S$" I said I didn't want two, that it was too much food for me, anyway I didn't have enough Singapore money on me. Went to the hospital on the next block and got some more from the ATM.

When I returned I had another discussion with this woman, she told me it was her boss' orders, I asked to speak with him, but there was no need since at that point one medium crab was picked out for me and weighed in at 600 grs. I also ordered something else I had read about, which was deepfried squid paste. It is pureed squid fried as tempura. It would probably be better without the mayonnaise that coated it.

The Pepper Crab is quite peppery by itself but it iserved over a black sauce, that reminded me of Ketjap Manis but blacker. The Crab was good, but I prefer Chili Crab, and at least I can now say that I have eaten at Eng Seng. My total bill with a large beer came to S$36.15

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.