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Eng Seng Restaurant

AsianChineseSeafoodZi char
Located on Joo Chiat Place, Eng Seng Restaurant serves Chinese cuisine.

Daily: 16:30 - 20:00

+65 64405560
$31 based on 40 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Children/Family (7 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (7 votes)
Irene Lim 723

Operating Hours

Restaurant closes every Wednesday. .................................................................

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Black pepper crab13 votes
  • mee goreng3 votes
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Based on 40 votes
22 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 12 followers

Operating Hours

Restaurant closes every Wednesday. .................................................................
25 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Give this place a miss

Food was so so but service was extremely horrible, when we got therewe were told that last order is at 8.30pm, at 8.30pm the waiter came to  inform us that they closing in 10 minutes. However in 5 minutes they started to crowd around the table and rushed to clear the table. Felt pressure to finish up even though we were almost done. Waiter remarked next time come earlier, which probably would not happen.
30 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

The best black pepper crab

The black pepper crab is finger licking good, however, i noticed that the price is keep on increasing, quite a lot compared to before
23 Jan 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Best Black Pepper Crabs!

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I have been coming to Eng Seng for black pepper crabs for many years and my main gripe with them is the consistency of the food. However, I believe if you come early (before 6.30pm) they do put in more care in the preparation of their dishes. It is also important to know what to order as certain dishes are duds in comparison to some that are very very good.

My advice is to order only the black pepper crabs as their chilli crabs are nothing special and you can get much better chilli crabs for that price elsewhere. Other dishes that you should try are their mee goreng and salad you tiao.

25 Nov 2013 • 145 reviews • 3 followers

Visit only for Black Pepper Crabs

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Famous for its black pepper crabs, indeed we spotted it on every single table! Having a chilli crab fan with us, we decided to order 4 crabs, splitted into 2 black pepper and 2 chilli. Pity they don’t serve mantous to go along for that complete crabbing experience!

Black Pepper Crab ($67.50 for 2, approx $$38/kg)
Highly anticipated, the smell of it captivated us already! I was expecting a sharp peppery taste to it, but was surprisingly greeted by its subtle fragrance and a growing spiciness. The crabs weren’t really much of a focal point for us that night as it was pretty small and wasn’t fleshy enough. It’s really a love-hate relationship with such ‘scrawny crabs’ since it’s so hard to get them out and sometimes the little bit of flesh inside probably just isn’t worth the effort. I’m really a great fan of Ga-Hock’s big fleshy crabs so this definitely paled in comparison. The sauce, however, was finger-lickin’ good! Smooth and not overpowering, I loved the fragrance of it, and the subtle spice that grows onto you.
Chilli Crab
In all fairness, this hasn’t been their specialty and it’s more of to cater to so many chilli crab fans out there. For those who’re looking for a spicy one, this would suit you well, though it didn’t quite have the distinct layers of taste of chilli crab. It was quite a flat taste, just a monotonous spiciness that didn’t gel in quite well with the sweetness of the sauce. Not an impressive one, so don’t expect too much if you’re planning on ordering this! We ended up being too addicted to the black pepper sauce that we took the crabs from here to dip in the black pepper.

Pork Ribs ($10) I’m usually a fan of pork ribs in tze char stalls cos it’s so fuss-free to eat it! No bones, tender and usually a sweet sauce to go with it, it’s just simple yet satisfying food that’s hard to go wrong. This hit everything but it was just overly sweet that I almost cringed at my first bite. Would have been good to fry the skin for a crispy finish before topping with the sauce. Good to have your rice or drinks in hand while having this!     With only the Black Pepper Crab that managed to impress with the sauce, we were quite disappointed with the rest. For crab lovers, this might not be the place to visit if having fleshy juicy flesh is of your priority (I'm still a fan of Ga-Hock for those fatilicious crabs!). At least it is for me, so while the black pepper sauce was satisfying, the crabs itself weren't impressive for me. We probably wouldn't return unless we're having a severe black pepper craving!