I was thrilled to get some Cze Char at No. 3 Crab Delicacy during my first weekend back in town after a 3 month stay in the US. It’s been ages since I visited No. 3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant and I wondered if the food was still as good as I remembered. As we were planning to visit another restaurant after this, we only ordered 2 of my favourite dishes here.
We started the meal with a large plate of Drunken Cockles (S$20 / US$14.67). The juicy raw cockles had been cured in soy sauce, Chinese wine, garlic and topped with some fresh chili padi (Thai chili). The copious amount of minced garlic imparted a lovely flavour to the dish but doesn’t make for a good dish to indulge in if you’re on a first date.
Another signature dish here is the Curry Crab in Claypot. Even though it’s been a long time since I ate here, the rich, creamy curry gravy was as good as I remembered. The flavourful gravy was a perfect complement to the smooth strands of boiled Beehoon (rice vermicelli). The medium-sized Sri Lankan Crab was succulent and so big, it was almost spilling out of the claypot! The Crab dish set us back by S$ 75.40 (US$ 55.28) before 7% GST & 10% service charge. The beehoon is priced at $5 (US$ 3.67) per plate, which though pricey is worth a splurge to be able to fully appreciate the flavourful curry gravy.
If you’re in Singapore and have a decent tolerance for spice, do visit and don’t miss the Drunken Cockles and Sri Lankan Crab Curry.
3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant
265 Outram Road,
Phone: +65 6327 2148