The Alaskan King Crab is one of the largest edible crabs in the world. Highly sought after and prized for its succulent and sweet flesh, their flavour is unmatched, and its delicate and tender texture is reminiscent of lobster meat. Typically enjoyed at seafood restaurants, we’ve rounded up a list of spots for you to go HAM the next time you decide to feast like a king. Here are 10 places to eat Alaskan King Crabs in Singapore!
Known to be one of the best Chinese fine dining restaurants in Singapore, Imperial Treasure is a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant. If you’re looking to feast on Alaskan crabs in a posh setting, the restaurant offers its Alaskan crabs served chilled, steamed with Chinese wine and egg whites, steamed with spring onion and minced garlic, sauteed with egg whites and sauteed with salt and pepper.
As its name alludes, king crabs are massive crustaceans with legs that are large, thick, and covered in spikes. Snowy-white with streaks of red, it has a rich, sweet flavour with a delicately tender texture. Its bold fresh flavour is best savoured steamed, but Chin Huat Live Seafood also specialises in the Golden Sauce Crab, where the crab is fried and cooked in a creamy pumpkin-based sauce, with a hint of spice and fragrance from chilli padi and curry leaves.
Long Beach is one of the most well known names in Singapore when it comes to seafood, and their air-flown live Alaskan King Crabs can be enjoyed in a variety of cooking styles – from Classic White Pepper to Original and Black Pepper! Gather your family and friends to try one, or all of them out – such a delicacy should be tasted at least once in your lifetime!
No Signboard’s White Pepper Alaskan King Crab is perhaps the restaurant’s most iconic dish, and its founder Madam Ong is often credited for creating the white pepper crab dish in Singapore. Other renditions you’ll find include the Alaskan King Crab with Lobster Infused Steamed Egg, and the Salted Egg Alaska King Crab with Charcoal Rice Crisp & Fried Quinoa.
Red House Seafood, with its 47-year history of serving up Singapore Nanyang-style cuisine, is a trusty household name. If you go for the Alaskan King Crab, we highly recommend the white pepper style where the crab is gently steamed, then stewed in white pepper-infused stock, and finally tossed in unsalted butter, huadiao wine and fish sauce. You can also have the crab braised with bee hoon, or "Bi Feng Tang" style.
Although Singapore is famous for our chilli crabs, the dousing of chilli sauce on the King Crab’s delicate meat is sometimes frowned upon, as it could overpower the natural goodness of this crab. Not to fret, because other than it’s award-winning chilli crab, JUMBO also offers four other cooking styles for your Alaskan King Crab such as black pepper, stir fried with golden salted egg, steamed with Chinese wine and egg white, and stir fried “Kum Hiong” style!
Other than Chinese seafood restaurants, Another great spot to enjoy Alaskan King Crabs are at premium buffets in Singapore, and Colony is one of those top picks. The highlight of the massive spread is the Ice Bar. While it features a smorgasbord of seafood, go straight for the meaty, fresh Alaskan King Crab legs that’s served with lemon and clarified butter.
In our opinion steamed Alaskan King Crabs are the way to go, because it ensures that all the sweetness of the crab meat is retained. One of the first dedicated crab restaurants in Singapore, Melben offers Alaskan King Crab steamed two ways: with egg or without egg. A one-day preorder has to be placed, and you can do so via Whatsapp or through their online site.
Tian Tian Fisherman’s Pier frequently generates new ideas to make and present inventive new dishes that are routinely added to the menu. Some of these dishes that have picked up acknowledgment include their acclaimed Chilli Alaskan King Crab, which are specially imported from Alaska and boast of incredibly sweet and succulent flesh.
With over 100 kinds of live seafood to choose from at the tanks located outside the restaurant, Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant is a seafood lover’s dream come true! Here you can enjoy Alaskan King Crab in several ways – Black Pepper, Chilli, Salted Egg Yolk or Steamed with Chinese Wine.