21 Seafood – Crab cravings, high savings!

After watching a bunch of Bear Grylls videos eating seafood, I had a very strong craving for seafood, especially crabs.

We were deciding between Crab Party (which had quite decent reviews, but pretty expensive), and 21 Seafood in Kovan (decent reviews, but very cheap).

We went with the economical option in the end, bought over by the offer of 3 crabs for $20!

21 Seafood [212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212]

3 crabs for $22, 3 crabs for $23 or 3 crabs for $25.
The signs were clear. 3 crabs for $22, 3 crabs for $23 or 3 crabs for $25. You could literally see the chefs cooking your dishes inside with big fire and lots of wok action!

Kai Lan with Oyster Sauce
The first dish that arrived. Kai Lan fried with oyster sauce. I would have preferred more garlic, but the Kai Lan was crunchy and sweet, just the right texture I liked!

Creamy Butter Crabs
The star dish of the day! 3 Creamy Butter Crabs. A few initial thoughts:

1. I thought it was going to be butter overdose. However I discovered to my pleasant surprise that the savoury juices of the crabs combined with the milky butter goodness to create a sweet umami sauce that makes you want to eat more.

2. We eventually purchased buns to go along with the very nice gravy. The buns were sweet, and added another dimension to the taste!

3. The crabs were bigger than expected! We thought it was going to be really small baby crabs, but the crabs we had were quite substantial. You could really taste the firm flesh off the shells.

The Final Bill
The final bill turns out to be $50. This was what we ordered:

  1. 3 x creamy butter crabs
  2. Oyster Sauce Kai Lan
  3. Marmite Pork Ribs (nice, but we over ordered)
  4. 2 x white rice
  5. 1 x Barley drink
  6. 6 buns

The bill would have been $38 if we hadn’t ordered the marmite pork ribs. We were pretty much stuffed after that. A good place to come to satisfy your crab cravings at a low price!

21 Seafood [212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212]