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
1 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427739 (Behind Joo Chiat Complex)
Tel: +65 64425180
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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, DanielFoodDiary.com 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.
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January 08, 2018