Dish of the Month August 2019

Dish of the Month - Chilli Crab | Chope Restaurant Reservation

scroll down

This might be the second dish in our trio of local dish features, but it’s probably at the top of the list for many when they hear the words ‘National Dish’.

Tangy, succulent, and super satisfying, this National Day month we celebrate Chilli Crab, one of Singapore’s most world-renowned, and well-loved dishes!

Did You Know?



The inventor of Chilli Crab, Madam Cher Yam Tian, decided her stir-fried crabs with tomato sauce would have more kick when chilli sauce was added, and voila!



Sambal, Tomato Paste and eggs are used to create the thick, tangy gravy we love.



Don’t be afraid to get a little messy: the best way to eat Chilli Crab is with your hands!



There are two 24/7 chilli crab vending machines by House of Seafood at Sentosa Boardwalk and Punggol!


Post a photo of Chilli Crab (yes, any Chilli Crab!) on Instagram and hashtag #ChopeSG #ChopeDOTM to stand a chance to win a $100 voucher to JUMBO Seafood or The Halia!


These restaurants do Chilli Crab the traditional way!

Blue Lotus

Sentosa Cove, Tanjong Pagar

Put a twist on this local favourite and try their Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab! The bits of fresh pomelo balance their eggier, thicker sauce perfectly—it’s ultra-unique!


JUMBO Seafood

Multiple Locations

One of the most recognisable home-grown brands, this chain has been a veteran in the Chilli Crab industry for decades, spreading the love for local dishes to visitors!


Multiple Locations

No signboard? No problem! One of the best places to get your Chilli Crab fix in Singapore, this spot even lets you choose your level of spiciness—great for those who can’t take the heat.

Shake things up with these unique Chilli Crab renditions!

Bao Makers

4 Jiak Chuan Road

You won’t be crabby after getting a taste of this! Their homemade Chilli Crab Bao consists of with a generous amount of crabmeat sandwiched between a crispy, golden-brown fried mantou.



331 North Bridge Road

The Singaporean rendition of chilli cheese fries, this rooftop bar’s Chilli Crab Fries & Blue Crab Dip will knock your socks off!


The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens

1 Cluny Road

Sweet, spicy, and tangy, this spot’s Singapore-style Chilli Crab Spaghettini is a combination of perfectly cooked pasta topped with chunks of fresh crab meat!


Take Your Pick