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Master Crab Seafood Restaurant (Ghim Moh)

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Located at Ghim Moh Road, Master Crab (Ghim Moh Road) serves Chinese cuisine and seafood.

Daily: 17:00 - 22:30

+65 63141868
$30 based on 39 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (6 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (5 votes)
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Salted egg crab that leaves you coming back for more!

For full review, please visit http://www.makeyourcaloriescount.com/2013/10/sg-master-crab-seafood-restaurant.html

Not quite like the Masterchef’s Master Crab, this is the friendly neighbourhood tze char stall known for its specialty in salted egg crabs raved by many. Craving for some crabs which are more accessible, we decided to settle for this at the Ghim Moh area, near Buona Vista.   Clueless as to what to get, we decided to try out their chef’s special, apparently off the menu and sounded pretty appetising.

Pumpkin Beancurd with Golden Mushroom ($12)
A combination of the things I like, I doubt this could go any wrong. A natural happy sauce, the pumpkin was smooth and thick, though I would have preferred a stronger sweetness of pumpkin coming through. Nonetheless, it blended very well with the silken soft tofu and fried golden mushroom such that it didn’t overpower the tastes of both. The varying textures were a hit with me, with crispy thin strips of golden mushroom and soft tofu going down in a smooth sweet pumpkin base.

Prawn Roll (Hei Zou) ($8)
A simple classic at any tze char you can find, it is however not as easy as it seems to have the ‘perfect one’. We thought that this was a tad too soft and ain’t crispy enough, making the minced meat portion fall out quite easily. A dish that can’t really go very wrong, this didn’t manage to impress as well.   Then came the highlight of our meal, whipping up the master’s crabs! Apparently there’s a minimum order of at least two crabs and it costs $50/kg. We wanted to try two different flavours and ended up ordering 3 crabs in 2 flavours, with each crab weighing approximately 800g. They kindly splitted the crabs equally for us, hence 1.5 crabs in each flavour!

Chilli Crab ($60) 
(Each crab costs $40, and we had 1.5 crabs per portion)
I’ve been craving for chilli crabs for a while ever since the last crab indulgence at Ga-Hock Seafood. A first taste of the sauce and we thought it was a tad too sweet for us. Perhaps this was after many rounds of trying to customise to their customers’ preferences as most would know Singaporeans to go for sweeter chilli. I would however prefer a spicier version for that shiok-ness trying to quell the fire. This was a good one nonetheless, for those who’re looking for a sweeter version. The thick sauce and sweetness of it went very well with the fried buns though, and the best way to soak up the sauces!   Coming to the main star itself, you know how they say you have to work hard to taste the fruit of your labour? We experienced that indeed, with tough shells to crack open, unveiling the sweet fruit of labour. We loved the freshness of the crabs, albeit a bit small, it had the natural sweetness and was juicy enough for our liking!

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• 11 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

10 January 2015, BAD Crabs

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on 10/January/2015 at dinner time approx 8pm ++, we were dining at Ghim Moh outlet.
- we order the famous Salted egg yolk crabs
- the crabs was not fresh & bad
We informed the Manger, in return the Manger said they will replace a new order of same dish but...
- she asked us how many pieces have we eaten & will only replace the same balance pieces for the coming dish !!!! This is totally ridiculous !!! We paid the bill and left.
When charging the price more per Kg than Jambo Restaurant this is so disappointing...
Anyway the source doesn't taste that great too... Too over rated...We will never go to Master Crab even again !!!!!!
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• 10 Oct 2013 • 145 reviews • 3 followers

Salted egg crab that leaves you coming back for more!

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For full review, please visit http://www.makeyourcaloriescount.com/2013/10/sg-master-crab-seafood-restaurant.html

Not quite like the Masterchef’s Master Crab, this is the friendly neighbourhood tze char stall known for its specialty in salted egg crabs raved by many. Craving for some crabs which are more accessible, we decided to settle for this at the Ghim Moh area, near Buona Vista.   Clueless as to what to get, we decided to try out their chef’s special, apparently off the menu and sounded pretty appetising.

Pumpkin Beancurd with Golden Mushroom ($12)
A combination of the things I like, I doubt this could go any wrong. A natural happy sauce, the pumpkin was smooth and thick, though I would have preferred a stronger sweetness of pumpkin coming through. Nonetheless, it blended very well with the silken soft tofu and fried golden mushroom such that it didn’t overpower the tastes of both. The varying textures were a hit with me, with crispy thin strips of golden mushroom and soft tofu going down in a smooth sweet pumpkin base.

Prawn Roll (Hei Zou) ($8)
A simple classic at any tze char you can find, it is however not as easy as it seems to have the ‘perfect one’. We thought that this was a tad too soft and ain’t crispy enough, making the minced meat portion fall out quite easily. A dish that can’t really go very wrong, this didn’t manage to impress as well.   Then came the highlight of our meal, whipping up the master’s crabs! Apparently there’s a minimum order of at least two crabs and it costs $50/kg. We wanted to try two different flavours and ended up ordering 3 crabs in 2 flavours, with each crab weighing approximately 800g. They kindly splitted the crabs equally for us, hence 1.5 crabs in each flavour!

Chilli Crab ($60) 
(Each crab costs $40, and we had 1.5 crabs per portion)
I’ve been craving for chilli crabs for a while ever since the last crab indulgence at Ga-Hock Seafood. A first taste of the sauce and we thought it was a tad too sweet for us. Perhaps this was after many rounds of trying to customise to their customers’ preferences as most would know Singaporeans to go for sweeter chilli. I would however prefer a spicier version for that shiok-ness trying to quell the fire. This was a good one nonetheless, for those who’re looking for a sweeter version. The thick sauce and sweetness of it went very well with the fried buns though, and the best way to soak up the sauces!   Coming to the main star itself, you know how they say you have to work hard to taste the fruit of your labour? We experienced that indeed, with tough shells to crack open, unveiling the sweet fruit of labour. We loved the freshness of the crabs, albeit a bit small, it had the natural sweetness and was juicy enough for our liking!
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• 05 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

despite getting the smallest ones, i had to pay 40 buck each yet the crabs wasnt fresh

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My friend recommended this crab place where she had been a couple of times with her another big group of friends.. however the reviews here dont seems to be impressive and 4 of us decide to find out personally on a wednesday night. Ordering was quick but the down part starts when waitress insist every crab dish must have minimum 2 crabs and despite getting the smallest ones, i had to pay 40 buck each yet the crabs wasnt fresh which is a pity as the salted sauce was really good. not worth the price at all.. i tasted better crabs at the cheaper rate.

we also ordered the hotplate tofu, prawn paste fried chicken, mushroom with broccoli, pork chops, seafood you tiao which were generally okay but none impressive.. not sure if we had ordered the right dish because none wow us..

we recommend that perhaps this place is ideal for bigger group but for us, it wasnt fantastic..
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