Singaporeans love crabs. Look at the number of different crab dishes we indulge in, and the different seafood restaurants around. Well, crab lovers are in for a treat with over 20 different crab delights at Peach Blossoms this October.
Their Chinese Executive Chef Chan Shun Wong from Hong Kong has come up with two crustacean set menu, and ten à la carte crab delights. If not, you can just select from the array of Alaskan King, Sri Lankan, Cream, Meat and Flower, and ask to cook it just the way you want. Some of the favourites include Baked with Superior Broth, Stir-fried with Ginger and Spring Onion, or with Singapore-style Chilli Sauce.
My top recommendation is its Deep-fried crab ($12++ per person, or part of set menu). With a light crispy outer layer, the surprise is in its inside – juicy creamy crab meat with smooth fish roes. Some of the other versions I previously had can be dry, but Chef Chan’s creation is especially moist because milk is used to prepare the fillings.
In most Cantonese style restaurants, the almond soup usually comes as a form of a dessert, and I wondered when this came as a starter. This Almond Soup as part of the set menu is double-boiled and comes with fresh crab meat and fish maw. The taste? It is slightly sweet like the almond dessert, but very refreshing and nutritious-tasting (very 补). I can probably finish two bowls of this.
Peach Blossoms’ Ee-fu Noodle ($16++) is again a different take than the usual drier and thicker style offered in other restaurants. The lighter coloured noodles comes drenched in a thick orangey crab roe fried in superior broth with generous servings of crab meat. On the flipside, it lacks of the ‘wok hei’, and could otherwise compensate by being much hotter.
Did I forget to mention that Peach Blossom is always very popular for its dim sum?
Peach Blossoms 鸿桃轩
6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5 Marina Mandarin, Singapore 039594 (nearest MRT City Hall), Tel: +65 6845 1118
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm to 2.30pm (Weekday), 11am to 2.30pm (Weekend)
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Daily)