After a successful run last year, the Plaza Brasserie Crab Buffet is back from now till 31 August 2013. That’s about 3 months for you to indulge in this All-You-Can-Eat Crab Buffet.

When I go to a typical coffeeshop zhi char stall to have crabs, it would already cost at least $50 per person to devour some decent crabs.

For Plaza Brasserie’s crab buffet which includes all their usual specialties from sushi, sashimi, deep fried calamari, dim sum, live cooking prata (durian or chocolate prata for that fact) and laksa, the price is $55++ for weekday dinners and $58++ for weekend dinners.

I have been to some crab buffets, but Plaza Brasserie’s selection just gets bigger. 8 different crabs this time – not on rotational basis, you get them all.

Other than the Singaporean favourite Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab, you can look forward to savouring new crab recipes – Crab with Tang Gui, Baked Crab, Nonya Curry Crab, Butter Crab, Stirred Fried Crab with Egg Yolk, Salted Egg Crab and XO Crabs.

Some of the new line-up is created by their new Executive Sous Chef Ken Ang.

My beloved crab for the day is easily the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk. While some customers may be picking out their favourite crab parts (pincers or claws) leisurely from the buffet table (faster can?), I was just going for the remnants of the salted egg yolk because there were the tastiest parts, especially when you try to lick the spicy-sweet-salty yolk encapsulating the crab shells.

Tip of the day: Use your hands. You have to get your hands dirty when eating crabs!

The ladies seem to flavour the Steamed Crab with Dang Gui and it is indeed less common to see herbal soupy style of crabs with wolfberries on the buffet table. Many of them go “It’s very ‘bu’” and go on downing the part-medicinal soup which they find very nutritious-tasting.

Eating eight different crabs at one go, digging the meat and sucking all the ‘chup’… sounds pretty crab-citing all right.

Buffet dinner (Mondays to Thursdays): Adult $55++ Child $33++
Buffet dinner (Fridays to Sundays): Adult $58++ Child $35++

[Giveaway Ended] Plaza Brasserie Crab Buffet Giveaway
DanielFoodDiary.com will be giving away 3 buffet dinner vouchers to 3 blessed readers to enjoy Plaza Brasserie’s Crab Buffet!

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Results will be announced 18th June (Tues).

Plaza Brasserie
7500A Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road (Nearest MRT Bugis), Tel: +65 6505 5710 fb.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com
Opening Hours: 6am – 12am Daily

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Aquamarine (Marina Mandarin)
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540 COMMENTS

  1. Steamed Crab with Dang Gui is something I have never heard before… The names of the herbs appeal to me, I’ll try that one first!

  2. I will definitely attack the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk first! 😛 omnomnomnom

    email: kaori_elle [at] yahoo [dot] com

  3. OMG… ALL look so nice…. I will attack the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk first….
    and…. I want to try everything…. lol

  4. Definitely the salted egg yolk crab! Just as I was about to find a place for my dad’s birthday dinner :D.. Hope can give my dad a surprise! Crabs are his fave.

  5. OMG… ALL looks so nice…
    I will confirm attack Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk 1st…
    and… I wanna try everything!! Hahahahaha

  6. Definitely the salted egg yolk crab! Just as I was about to look for a place for my dad’s birthday dinner.. Bam.. This place you have featured is so good, and plan to bring my dad for a surprise, because crabs are his fave! 😀

  7. Omg crab feast! *drools*
    I would totally attack the dang gui crab first cause I’ve never tried it before!
    And the salted egg one. And the chilli. And the black pepper. Holy crab, I’m too spoilt for choice! :p

  8. Omg crab feast! *drools*
    I would totally attack the dang gui crab first cause I've never tried it before!
    And the salted egg one. And the chilli. And the black pepper. Holy crab, I'm too spoilt for choice! :p

  9. OMG… ALL looks so nice…
    I will confirm attack Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk 1st…
    and… I want to try everything! Hahahahaha

    (suling_ekin@hotmail.com)

  10. My best place to eat is at my grandfather’s place.He makes the best chilli crab as he used to be a navy chef. But now is impossible to eat. Really miss those days when my grandfather is around. 🙁

  11. My personal favourite place to eat is at my grandpa’s place. He makes the best chilli crab and seafood dishes in the house. He used to work for the foreigners in the ship as a chef. Its been so long since he left us and really miss his cooking.

  12. All the crab dishes are so appealing and mouth-watering! But the first I would attack is the stir-fry crabs in salted egg yolk, time to indulge, looks so freaking AWESOME! yums 🙂

  13. definitely the salted egg crab!! Imagine the salted egg with the eggs of the crab. Gonna b heavenly!!! dong2fan[at]yahoo[dot]com

  14. Will attack the Steamed Crab with Dang Gui 1st given that its something really unconventional and hence, being the one reaping the most health benefits at the dinner table!

  15. Chilli Crab !! my family’s favourite dish! pls pick me! 🙂 would love to bring my family there for a father’s day celebration meal! :DD

  16. chilli crab! my family’s favourite dish! pls pick me ! 🙂 would love to bring my famil there for a father’s day celebratory meal! 😀

  17. i will definitely go for chilli crab! i know..boring but you will never go wrong with chilli crabs + i love anything that is spicy 🙂 … oh well i want to try all the crabs! choose me…

  18. For sure i will make a bee line for this!! —– Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk
    My all time favorite!! 😀

  19. Hubby and I love crabs loads!!!

    Crabs with dang gui sounds so interesting and nourishing!
    But I just couldn’t resist digging into the crabs with Salted Egg York first!!! Oh my goodness, just thinking about that yummylicious sauce makes me drool! Yumzzzz!

    (Szeinn@gmail.com) <3

  20. Oh Holy Crab! Perfect timing for our next dinning date for hubby and me and hubby’s coming birthday celebration.

  21. I would attack the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk at the buffet table as this is something different from the Singaporean favorite chilli crab. I would want to have a different taste of crabs and experience the contrast between salty and sweet. I love liu sa pao so trying out stir fried crab salted egg yolk will be interesting to me especially I am someone who love trying out a variety of food not scared of gaining weight! email: quietstar87@hotmail.com ;).

  22. Oh holy crab! I will definitely go for the steam crab with Dang Gui 🙂
    Perfect timing for our next couple date without the kids and hubby’s birthday celebration.

  23. Attack XO crab first. Work from the mildest flavour to the strongest flavour to enjoy best.

    (cheer_lyn@hotmail.com)

  24. Would attack Singaporean favourite Chilli Crab since its most of Singaporean’s favourite must-order and hence the hunt for the best begins! 😀

  25. I will be leaving Singapore for a year in August and will definitely be missing my crabs!! So I will tuck into the Singapore Chilli Crabs FIRST! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Oh my god, I love crabs. Trying all different crabs will be just a great eating experience! Of course try them all!! 😀

  27. Holy-crabbyliciously crab!

    If I have to attack only one crab in this never-ending battle against this Crab World, that leaves me no choice!

    Baked-Salted -Black Pepper-Chili-Nyonya Curry-Butter-Stirred Fried XO Crab with Egg Yolk and Tang Gui! I choose you!

    ~Gotta catch em all`~.
    🙂

    chingsingliang@gmail.com << PICK ME or all CRAB breaks loose!

  28. Heading to Singapore on erasmus from Ireland in July, would looove to try the cuisine for free when I get there!

    Food blogger also, can't wait to write about all there is to taste. (maeve.lavelle@biagourmande.com)

  29. Heading to Singapore on erasmus from Ireland in July, would looove to try the cuisine for free when I get there!

    Food blogger also, can't wait to write about all there is to taste. (maeve.lavelle@biagourmande.com)

  30. Crabs is my favourite local dish! I would love to start off with my favourite Stir- fried crabs with salted egg yolk! Yummy can’t wait to dig in

  31. Crabs is my favourite local dish! I would love to start off with the yummy stir fried crabs with salted egg yolk! Can’t wait to dig in

  32. liked and shared! i will def. try the crab with salted egg yolk first since it’s different from the normal typical chilli/black pepper crab! 🙂

  33. Definitely the salted egg crab! That salty rich sauce with the sweet crab flesh yumzzzz. Retweeted your post! Do let me win I want to devour those crabs!

  34. Steamed crab with dang gui!! I agree with you that it is less common to see it being cooked this way. Would really love to try it! 🙂 Thank you for sharing! All the best for SBA!!

  35. Steamed Crab with Dang Gui!! I truly agree with you that it is less common to see the crab being cooked this way, would really love to try it! 🙂 Thank you for sharing and all the best for SBA!!

  36. Definitely the salted egg crab! That salty rich sauce with the sweet crab flesh yumzzzz. Retweeted your post! Do let me win I want to devour those crabs!!!!

  37. Definitely the salted egg crab! That salty rich sauce with the sweet crab flesh yumzzzz. Retweeted your post! Please let me win I want to devour those crabs!

  38. Ooo… Definitely the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk. The unami of the salted egg and the sweetness of the crab sounds drool-worthy!

  39. Definitely looking forward to the black pepper, salted egg and butter crabs!!! I bet my mum will go crazy over the dang gui one 😀

  40. Obviously the stir fried crab with salted egg yoke. It’s crazy awesome and totally worth it. Not every restaurant can do a good crab with salted egg yoke dish. And then, EAT EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!!

  41. Omg so many flavors (I can’t breathe)! I will attack the butter crab first! Then I will try every other flavor and not regret even when I put on a few kilos! Thanks for this post! I’m really hungry after reading this ._.

    sttay.2010@smu.edu.sg

  42. Definitely the Nonya Curry crab. I mean where else can I get such an awesome dish?! And then, EAT EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. I always love crab. Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Salted Egg Crab, Butter Crab. I have tried them all. I have never try Steamed Crab with Dang Gui. It looks so "bu" and special. Hope I can have the chance to try this new dish! Thanks.

    My email: samnlk@hotmail.com.

  44. ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★.
    Liked and shared.
    ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★ ~ ★.

  45. definitely “steamed crab with dang gui”! don’t get me wrong, everything will taste fantastic, but fresh new creative dishes always get my soft spot! 😀

  46. OH HOLY CRABBY OLY!

    Definitely would LOVE to get my hands on the ever fiery Chilli Crab first!:D:D:D Followed by the Sensational Black Pepper Crab and Creamylicious Butter Crab! Just commenting here is enough to make me feel all EXCITED like a kid who gets a cotton candy! WWWEEEYYYY:)

    PICK ME! PICK ME because….

    Dear Crabby,
    You'll be on a journey,
    To be inside my tummy,
    And we'll be happy ;).

    May.bsc@gmail.com

  47. OH HOLY CRABBY OLY!

    Definitely would LOVE to get my hands on the ever fiery Chilli Crab first!:D:D:D Followed by the Sensational Black Pepper Crab and Creamylicious Butter Crab! Just commenting here is enough to make me feel all EXCITED like a kid who gets a cotton candy! WWWEEEYYYY:)

    PICK ME! PICK ME because….

    Dear Crabby,
    You’ll be on a journey,
    To be inside my tummy,
    And we’ll be happy ;).

    May.bsc@gmail.com

  48. Definitely start with lighter Steamed Crab with Dang Gui, then proceed to Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk because that's my all time fav, then probably Black Pepper Crab ;).

    And yes, there is always room for more crabs..

    Email: low_ws@hotmail.com

  49. I’d attack the Stir Fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk first in all it’s sinful, savory goodness because it melds perfectly with the sweet, succulent flesh of the crab to create the most wonderful sort of foodgasm in one’s mouth – a perfect gastronomic yin and yang match.

    All other crab dishes are lesser forms compared to the Salted Egg Yolk crab but I’ll take on all of them anyway at Plaza Brasserie.

    (:
    charlottechincl@gmail.com

  50. I'd attack the Stir Fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk first in all it's sinful, savory goodness because it melds perfectly with the sweet, succulent flesh of the crab to create the most wonderful sort of foodgasm in one's mouth – a perfect gastronomic yin and yang match. <3 <3 <3.

    All other crab dishes are lesser forms compared to the Salted Egg Yolk crab but I'll take on all of them anyway at Plaza Brasserie.

    Thank you! 😀

    charlottechincl@gmail.com

  51. Dang Gui Crab.

    S lurpiliciously
    H ealthy
    I ‘d
    O vereat until
    K.O.

    Hahaha

    Pick me please!! Will bring my dad for Father’s Day. He loves Crabs!!!!

  52. Holy Crab!
    1st will be the Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk.

    But if it's somehow not available at the moment, will go for the Steamed Crab with Dang Gui as the 1st option.
    The crab meat should be sweet & light. A few slurps of the soup (which I assumed will be well done without any bitterness) would warm the tummy to prepare for further dishes.

    will still hunt the salted egg crab next though :p
    Thks for a good review.

    joe.secrets@gmail.com

  53. The first crab I will attack is the STEAMED CRAB with DANG GUI because it sounds unique and I have never tried it before.

    I've been stuck in Australia (in the countryside) DEPRIVED of yummy asian food for MONTHS. I have been craving ALL sorts of Singaporean food for ages. I hope you could pick me and give me a treat when I go back home in Singapore!

    I love your blog because it reviews all the little restaurants that I've yet to try. The layout is very easy to navigate too!

    Thank you! <3
    kizzy.kaz.kez@gmail.com

  54. My goddaughter, who's studying in Australia, saw this and wrote to me that she "NEEDS to go here!" when she gets back. So, ELLTANN@YAHOO.COM would first grab a big helping of the Steamed Crab with Dang Gui to "bu" my girl who's been deprived of local food for the last 2 years. She turned 21 this month, so hopefully we will be blessed with the buffet voucher to celebrate her birthday and homecoming! Thank you! 🙂

  55. Oh!!! Baked crab sounds interesting! Seems like the flavourful essence of the crab is trapped in the shell. Definitely the first dish I would try, as the flavours of the other crabs would go stronger and stronger and stronger. =)

  56. I will like to savour on Steamed Crab with Dang Gui <3

    Loves the herbal soupy style of crabs with wolfberries. Nutritional value plus plus plus ~~~ 🙂

    Hope to win it and enjoy the crab buffet. 🙂

    My email is: sharon_pinkystarz@hotmail.com.

    ** Choose ME **

  57. I will like to savour Steamed Crab with Dang Gui. <3

    Loves herbal soupy style of crabs with wolfberries. <3

    Hope to win the voucher so that I can taste the different types of crabs… 🙂

    My email is: sharon_pinkystarz@hotmail.com

    ** choose me **
    Wish me lots of luck~ Hee! 🙂

  58. Congrats to Natalie Teo, Tan Sern Ming Simeon, Valencia Seah for winning a dinner voucher to enjoy Plaza Brasserie’s Crab Buffet! Enjoy the crab feasting!

    [Giveaway ended! Thank you all for your participation!]

  59. Definitely the salted egg yolk crab! Love salted egg yolk food since a year back! Realised how salted egg yolk gives a special and unique flavour! Never liked it when i was younger, but now i love it! And of course the all-time favourite chilli crab! 🙂

  60. Stir-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk!!
    My kids, hubby and my favorites. Yummy Yummy!!
    My hubby’s birthday is coming soon, hope can celebrate his birthday at Plaza Brasserie.
    (joeanneshim@hotmail.com)

  61. Every crab because I'm shellfish and crabby! LOL… OMG I just love crabs. My fav is just plain steamed crabs or the awesome Steamed Crab with Dang Gui! (email: rachelfree118 at gmail dot com).

  62. I will definitely go for Stir Fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk, it melds perfectly with the sweet, succulent flesh of the crab to create the most wonderful sort of foodgasm in one’s mouth.
    I always love crab. Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab.Hope to win it and enjoy the crab buffet.
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  63. I like the Stir Fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk, its yummy & tastes really nice.
    I love Crab chilli crab black .Hope to win the Plaza Brasserie’s Crab Buffet.
    Like And Shared.

  64. I like the Stir Fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk, its yummy & tastes really nice.
    Hope to win the Plaza Brasserie’s Crab Buffet.
    Like And Shared.

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