Ive been to many places in Singapore just to taste their Chili Crabs. Ive visited the famous ones in swanky places and Ive also tried the ones sold at hawkers centers. The Chili Crabs here at Chinatown Seafood Restaurant is so far the best deal Ive had. The taste was great, I think even better than the very popular ones although there is one taste of Chili Crab that really stands out, it the one at Imperial Palace but that will be for a different review. I would not say this is the best tasting in Singapore, because you see its like Kung Fu where every master, student, school would say my kung fu is better than your kung fu and its really hard to say for a fact. So the taste here I think is at the level of great, but what I really really like about this place is the size of the crabs. I have been duped by all, I mean all the other restaurants that I have tried in Singapore served me their 1kg size or 1.2Kg or 1,5kg when I know for a fact its not even 1kg. Maybe if they included the sauce and all it would weigh a kilo. Im a fanatic when it comes to Chili Crabs and I know just by looking at the crab how heavy that would have been before it was cooked. So I was really very happy when I saw this humongous claws and big carapace served on a platter that I was getting the real 1.2 kg crab. The value for money does not stop there. This is the only place where I experienced eating crabs that are so fat, I mean full of the fatty goodness embedded inside the shell. Ive never experienced that in other restaurants in Singapore so when I saw those red-orange chunks of cooked crab fat I knew I was in for a great feast. The sauce was good, the buns were hot and overall I think I have no complaints what so ever about the quality and the size of the chili crab served. I was smiling from ear to ear after eating. The dining area is big, it has the same set-up as a food hawker center but I think it might be hot and humid during the day as they have a lot of electric fans placed around the dining area. We ate there at night and it was raining so the temperature was ok. The service was fast, you can ask how the chili crab could be cooked - you want it extra spicy or just mildly spicy and they will adjust the chili factor. They also serve other dishes from fish to prawns and I think also chicken. The place was packed but it seems that people really go there just to eat and leave after the meal and wander around Chinatown for other bargain treats, so you can wait for a short time to get a table.
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