I was here for the creamy butter crab. We had our meal at the outlet in Senja-Cashew Community Club. The interior was very simple, like a typical heart land chinese restautant. The outlet at Singapore Flyer was more grand.
Stir Fried Mee Sua – $10.00++
It tastes like economy fried bee hoon.
Baby Cabbage sautéed with garlic (small) – $8.90++
When it comes to crabs, I typically would choose chilli crab. No particular favourite stall but I just prefer that type. I dislike black pepper because I am not a fan of pepper corns itself.
But then again, chilli crabs tastes about the same everywhere. Some stalls have it sweeter, some have it spicier. But there was never one which was exclusively memorable.
Popular Chili Crab – $33.60++ ($4.80/100g, 30% off)
As I had expected, this chili crab belonged to that category. This one was less sweet, but it didn’t bother me because I have no preference. Not to say it was bad, but it was just replicable anywhere else.
Buns – $0.70++ each
The option of fried and steamed was available.
Creamy Butter Crab – $33.60++ ($4.80/100g, 30% off)
On the other hand, this creamy butter crab was the opposite from the chili crab. It was THE BEST. You cannot find the similar taste anywhere else. (if you do, please let me know). I do not have a preference towards butter crabs in general but this stood out so much. So even if ordering butter crab is not your norm, just try this, unless you are lactose intolerant. Rich, creamy, peppery and sinful. I don’t know how to not like it.
However, the crab meat itself wasn’t spectacular. Most likely it was due to the crab itself, and not much of the cooking method. So it was either the restaurant being unethical to bring out the bad crabs during the crab promotion, they have a lousy source of crab, or we were just unlucky to get the not so good crabs. We’ll never know. Perhaps I’ll try it again at a different outlet to narrow down the possibilities.
Additionally, the crabs we got was supposed to be 1k as reflected on the bill (we didn’t specify when ordering though) but it looks so small on the plate. We’ll never know.
Taro Paste with Soya Bean Milk – $4.50++
Cream of Mango – $4.50++
Lemongrass Jelly – $4.50++
Dessert wise, the menu was pretty limited. It wasn’t as extensive as that from Paradise Dynasty.
I tried their lemongrass jelly. It was refreshing and palate cleansing, but somehow I felt that it didn’t match up to the price tag as I got a similar taste from a canteen stall in my secondary school, for 60c.
Food: 7/10 (9/10 for Creamy Butter Crab)
Overall: I’ll only return for the Creamy Butter Crab and maybe other signature dishes .I would try a different outlet too.
Senja-Cashew Community Club
101 Bukit Panjang Road
Tel: 6766 9813
Daily: 11.30am–3pm, 6pm–11pm
HDB Car Park Blk 177
7am – 10:30pm: $0.50 per 1/2 hr
171, 176, 180, 187, 190, 960, 963, 963E, 963R, 970, 975
Senja LRT (BP13)