Singapore: Dancing Crab

Lobster rolls
Lobster rolls

When J and I reached Dancing Crab, we were quite annoyed that we missed out the opening promotion by 1 day. There was a 30% off everything promotion just 1 day ago. Argh. Anyway, it was not difficult to get a seat on a Tuesday night. We ordered quite a few items to share (as always). The lobster rolls were pretty good. Chunks of lobster meat stuffed into fried bread rolls, be prepared to say bye bye to your diet. The bed of cajun fries sitting at the bottom are pretty good too.

Clams in herb butter
Clams in herb butter

The white clams cooked in herb butter were only okay but not fantastic as the clams themselves were lacking the natural sweetness. We decided that we will try the spicy sauce next time. Next up were the flaming moonshine tiger prawns, which were flamed in front of us. We were quite surprised when the chef came over with a table and make shift cooker. He then proceeded to flame the live prawns in liquor. Moonshine is used to describe home made corn liquor. It is called moonshine as it is illegal to distil liquor at home without a license to do so.

Chef flaming prawns
Chef flaming prawns

The tiger prawns were not very big, and not quite as tiger as I imagined them to be. However, they were delicious, and retained the slight taste of liquor. This is a must order in Dancing Crab. The prawns also came with 3 dipping sauces, my favourite being the spicy chili sauce, which reminds me of the typed used in chicken rice.

Flaming moonshine (not quite) tiger prawns
Flaming moonshine (not quite) tiger prawns

Our crab cakes were also excellent. The patties were made of pure crab meat and breaded then deep fried. So good.

Crab cakes
Crab cakes

Sadly, the dessert here was not up to par. The cheesecake was the staff’s recommendation but it was way too hard and thick. The batter needs more sour cream or thickened cream to soften it abit. Still, we will definitely come back again as this place is definitely more accessible for us Westies than the other cajun / creole inspired cuisine.

Cheesecake
Cheesecake
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