House of Seafood 螃蟹之家 – Crab Paradise at the Beautiful Punggol Settlement

House of Seafood 螃蟹之家 – Crab Paradise at the Beautiful Punggol Settlement

Punggol Settlement. The truth is I have not heard about this area at all, until a friend recommended that it is “seafood dining heaven” in Singapore.

You would have thought that this ‘ulu place’ would be unoccupied, but a weekend visit to a briskly popular House of Seafood 螃蟹之家 for crabs revealed that, yes, Singaporeans can travel anywhere for food.

There are several dining places at Punggol Settlement near where the old Punggol Jetty was, many of which are seafood restaurants. The area is charming and beautiful. Families bring their children there for recreational activities such as cycling and jogging, elderly can be seen taking slow walks by the waterfront.

Of course we were there for the crabs!

We have heard that House of Seafood’s Black Pepper Crab was voted the best by readers of another website.

Their Black Pepper Crab base was indeed quite different – more saucy, moist and pasty, a recipe said to be specially created by their chefs, whereas some of the other versions I tried were drier and more peppery. Comparatively, this is a milder Black Pepper.

Our table also ordered the recommended Salted Egg Crab. Between the two, we chomped this version down much faster. My advice: Eat it while it’s hot, sweep the fleshly crab meat across the creamy salted egg yolk sauce, and let it linger and suck the sweet juices before swallowing.

If you need some carbs, we happened to like their House Special Fried White Bee Hoon with XO Sauce ($8, $12, $16) a lot. It was unanimously our favourite dish of the dinner.

There is something about wet bee hoon, simple in aesthetics but mouth-watering tasty after absorbing the flavourful sauce, complemented by fresh prawns and sotong.

The other signature dishes at House of Seafood:

Pork Ribs with Special Sauce ($15, $20, $25)

Mee Goreng ($8, $12, $16)

Crispy Beancurd with Chef’s Special Sauce ($15, $20, $25)

Pan Fried Chicken Cutlet with Special Sauce ($12, $16, $20) garnished with quail eggs

Of all the main dishes recommended, our favourite was the chicken cutlet evenly coated with sweet savoury sauce, slightly crisp on the outside, tender yet lean which somewhat reminded us of pork chop.

The other varieties of crabs available include Chilli, Stewed, White Pepper, Steamed, Ginger & Spring Onion, Bee Hoon, Indonesia Baked, Golden Creamy Butter, Sweet & Sour, Claypot Tang Hoon, Pumpkin, and Alaksan.

If you need to find somewhere away from the hustle and bustle, for a relaxing time with your family, consider heading over to Punggol Settlement for a meal of crabs.

House of Seafood 螃蟹之家
Punggol Branch: The Punggol Settlement #01-01 & #01-02, 3 Punggol Point Road, Singapore 828694 (Near Punggol Jetty) More than 200 carpark lots
Tel: +65 64669000
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm Daily

Joo Chiat
1 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427739 (Behind Joo Chiat Complex)
Tel: +65 64425180
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Tanjong Katong
315 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437098
(Behind City Plaza, turn in after Caltex Petrol Station)
Tel: +65 67469000
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Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, 756 Upper Serangoon Road #03-33
(Opp S’Post, next to Hotel81)
Tel: +65 62859711
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House of Seafood National Day Giveaway
Since it’s Singapore’s 49th Birthday, will be giving away 49 x $10 vouchers for you to enjoy dining at House of Seafood! It’s a little discount if you already intended to dine there.

Step 1: LIKE Daniel’s Food Diary on Facebook
Step 2: LIKE and SHARE this entry
Step 3: COMMENT below on your favourite crab style (eg chilli, black pepper etc).
(Do include your email so that it is easier for me to reach you.)

*This entry is brought to you by House of Seafood

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  1. Michael Chin : August 6, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Happy National Day!

  2. What a mouthwatering post! 😀 Can't wait to try the black pepper crab~~~

  3. Happy National Day! 🙂

  4. Black Pepper crab! The best and all time favorite! Their black pepper sauce seems to be so different and more delicious than other black pepper sauce. High in cholesterol but even my grandma of age 84 finds it finger-licking good! Born in a family of crab lovers, this place is the best for family bonding over delicious food!

  5. Steamed ones are the best, tho i do fancy chilli crabs as well 🙂

  6. Isabella Phua : August 6, 2014 at 10:42 am
  7. Liked and shared! Happy National Day!


  9. Chilli crab FTW! Loved the chilli with egg sauce and dipped it with deep fried mantou! definitely finger licking good! Yummy stuff!

  10. Happy National Day!

  11. Siang Ying Lau : August 6, 2014 at 2:55 am

    This is yummy!

  12. I also enjoy having the salted egg crab with deep fried mantou!

  13. Christopher Seah : August 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Definitely black pepper crab!

  14. Chilli crab

  15. Happy birthday to Singapore!
    The famous food that represent Singapore!

  16. My favourites are chilli crab and salted egg yolk crab! Can't choose one!

  17. Happy National Day!

  18. Love to try the black pepper crab..yum yum 🙂

  19. I enjoy having the salted egg crab with deep fried mantou!
    Throwing back my recent trip to Singapore last month, I visited “No Signboard Signature Seafood Restaurant” at Geylang road, they also excelled their white pepper crab really well. I high recommend it together with their crispy oatmeal prawns.
    Look forward to your review at this restaurant!

  20. Forget to indicate ‘Happy National Day’! 😀

  21. Chilli crab!

  22. H

  23. Happy National Day!

  24. Michelle Ong : August 6, 2014 at 3:43 am
  25. I am done liking and sharing this post! 😀

  26. I love chilli crab especially accompanied with fried mantou! Happy national day, Singapore!

  27. thanks for sharing this! i’ve always wanted to try crab paradise with my family, haven’t brought them to punggol settlement yet! Happy National Day to you Daniel! 🙂

  28. (AND I forgot to say… i really love chilli crab)! thanks for sharing this! i’ve always wanted to try crab paradise with my family, haven’t brought them to punggol settlement yet! Happy National Day to you Daniel! 🙂

  29. thanks for sharing this! i've always wanted to try crab paradise with my family, haven't brought them to punggol settlement yet! Happy National Day to you Daniel! 🙂 my family and i really love CHILLI crab, especially the singapore-style way! 😀

  30. happy national day!

  31. Salted Egg York crab!!!

  32. Salted egg crab

  33. I like to try the black pepper crab. Happy national day to Singapore !

  34. Happy National Day!
    Love Chilli Crabs

  35. Chilli Crab! 🙂 Happy National Day! 😀

  36. Silver Sandy Chua : August 6, 2014 at 5:31 am
  37. Grace Sheryl MH Tan : August 6, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Salted egg crabs do for me 🙂

  38. Nancy Woo Mei Ping : August 6, 2014 at 5:42 am
  39. Seafood! I think I’ll go there to celebrate my recovery from a fractured jaw. =D

  40. Chilly Crab! All time favourite classic for all at home!

  41. Salted egg crab!! Happy National day!!


  43. Cassandra Lee : August 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm
  44. chili crab salted eggs crab yumyum

  45. Missy Grace L : August 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Black Pepper Crab

  46. Salted Egg Crab!

  47. Happy National Day!

  48. Salted Egg Crab ! : )

  49. Liked and shared. Prefer the salted egg style crabs. Happy Birthday to Singapore!

  50. Salted Egg Crab. Love the taste!

  51. Liked and shared with love!! Salted egg crab!!

  52. Ngoh Poay Hoan : August 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Black Pepper crab. Happy National Day

  53. My favourite is definitely salted egg crab because it is full of creamy umami goodness!

  54. Salted Egg Crab.Happy National Day

  55. Salted Egg Crab.

  56. Happy National Day!

  57. Shawn Toh Junji : August 7, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Chili crab is the best! Especially when you dip the fried bun into the sauce..

  58. Salted Egg Crab

  59. Chili crab definitely. Together with fried man tou they make a perfect combination!

  60. Happy National Day!

  61. Happy Nationals Day!!

  62. Chilli crabs served with man tou!

  63. Chilli Crab is yummy!

  64. Christin Huan : January 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Black pepper is my fav…..

  65. The House of Crab is the place I would like to comment had THE WORST SERVICES in which we have experienced for the first time and will be the last visit too.

    I understood that every restaurants were very busy during the Chinese New Year Eve but things still need to be organised and planned. Everythings from the ambience, presentation of food, table arrangements, and worse of all -the STAFFS’s attitude and services.

    Upon arrival at the restaurant for our Chinese Reunion Dinner in which someone recommended this place -the waitress at the entrance has paged a few times for someone
    to show us to the table. The result she informed – No response from inside the restaurant.

    We choosen the restaurant is mainly based on the ambience too but were surprised to
    see all chairs were replaced by coffee shop chairs. Chairs were thrown everywhere around the table, food found on table ,chairs and floor were not properly cleaned.

    The table offered to us do not have anything – nothing was displayed eg plates, bowls, spoons & chopsticks were not there and they immediately serve our 1st DISH. Are we supposed to eat with hands?? We went to the waitress to request for it and the manager
    was rude to say ” Don’t ask me!” . Go and ask the counter??? But that counter was a
    cashier counter and noone bother about our request. We waited at least 10min to catch attention to display our cutleries.

    They have taken too many booking and added too many tables in between the walkway
    of the restaurant. There is no drink serve too and we were informed that the dish menu
    do not include drink. Do you mean not even CUP and Water were served based on the
    restaurant standard. Just imagine what sort of restaurant it is – they do not reserve such
    popularity if they cannot even managed it. The waitresses in the restaurant were also
    arguing amoung themselves and look like they are having a quarrel too. Eveyone were black in face so as the customers. The food served were displayed so messy and
    just thrown it on the table to feed whom? Food were cold too upon serving.

    Noone serve and noone bother to entertain you too. We have been getting up and down our seat to self service ourselves. We are not the only customer unhapply but noted that there were many group of customers whom were very upset and angry too.

    THE WHOLE RESTAURANT is a MESSY AND NOISY MARKET compared to the restaurant next to it which was so much organised and everyone on the table has enjoyed their food peacefully and not a MARKET place. The owner of the restaurant is only looking at how much he can earned from this occassion and has forgotten the name of the restaurant will strongly affected his business from now onward,

    I would like to advise those whom wish to visit ‘House of Crab’, please reconsider and try out other restaurants. There are many good restaurants in Singapore beside this one.
    This is the worse experience our family has encountered for our Chinese Reunion Dinner this year.

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