Mon - Fri: 17:00 - 23:00
Sat & Sun: 11:00 - 23:00
Momma Kong's is a local Singaporean restaurant located in Chinatown that offers a relaxed and laid back setting for our guests to savour local crab delicacies such as Black Pepper Crabs, Steamed Crabs and Momma Kong's signature Crab Bee Hoon soup.
Had dinner her for the first time and brought some out of town friends as they wanted to eat Singapore crabs. Didn't want to go back to a chain restaurant like No signboard, Red House or Long Beach - so we thought to give this a go. I'm glad we did
I would rate their crabs as pretty high up on the list in Singapore. I think the difference is that their flavours and sauce are higher quality and they've added a more modern twist to it
The Crab Bee Hoon soup was the best, tasty soup and with a lot of Crab taste. The black pepper was nice with bits of garlic and pepper. The chilli was ok - nicely spicy and not to sweet. The fried mantou's were awesome - fluffy, not oily and very airy. Great for eating it on it's own or mopping up all the sauce
All in all - a good experience to be had - nice Asashi beer on tap and cheap-ish wines. For 6 of us it came out to about $500 - but we did induldge. Their crabs were decently priced - not as a cheap as a coffee shop - $48, $58 and $68 (600g, 800g and 1kg). Sounds small - but the flesh was quite a lot and was close to the meat - indicating that they were really fresh with no shrinkage that you get at some other places where the crabs have big shells but less meat because they shrink because they keep it too long
My only complain is because of the stark nature the noise from the neighbouring tables chatting was extremely loud
Seafood restaurants are ubiquitous in Singapore, some even go on to spawn chains, but few do it as well as the humble Momma Kong's.
I have a confession to make: I order red chilli crab just so I can souse the fried mantou (buns) into the sauce. Regrettably, most chefs regard the bun as an afterthought. Some boast a straight-out-of-the-box mouthfeel. And that is why I have utmost adulation for Momma Kong's — its mantou (S$3 for 2) is a work of art! Of a gargantuan size, they were unapologetically unctuous with finessed pleats and an ethereal crisp to boot. The inside was cottony soft. Every single component makes or breaks a dish and by making its mantou a standalone star Momma Kong's demonstrates its commitment to delivering great taste.
The Red Chilli Crab (S$48) was drenched in a velvety egg-stippled sauce that hit all the right notes of spicy and sweet. While I love crabs I hate the hassle of dealing with their armour. But here the twisting and peeling labour was well worth the effort: succulent, sizeable and juicy the treasure was.
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