Ban Leong Wan Hoe Famous Chilli Crabs
While Penang is famous for its assam laksa, Singapore’s iconic food is their famous chilli crabs. Listed at number 35 of World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011, you won’t complete your Singapore holiday without those delicious chili crabs.
Ban Leong Wan Hoe might not be the most popular place for chilli crabs but they are sure the better ones on the island. If you do a quick search on the internet, this restaurant scores an average of 75% and above in many food websites. Numbers might fool you but not the crowd.
I went there early before the evening crowd packed the restaurant. It is a typical Chinese restaurant and it is similar to the ones in Malaysia too. Well, it all goes down to the food anyways, presentation means nothing to me for most of the time.
The dinner starts with Cantonese Stir Fried Hor Fun. The plate comes with generous amount of ingredients like prawns, cuttlefish and meat. The paste is not too starchy and the taste is above average.
Hot plate Japanese bean curd with prawns
The hot plate Japanese bean curd with prawns is next. Again, it comes with large size prawns and bean curd. Thus, the portion of this restaurant is reasonably good and never lack of the taste either.
Stir fried lettuce with fermented bean curd
We order the stir fried lettuce with fermented bean curd. It is almost important to order simple vegetable dishes like this as you can still taste the goodness of the lettuce while the taste of the fermented bean curd is not overpowering.
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