The newest food establishment by Food Junction, The Boxing Crab Restaurant is located at Sentosa behind the beautifully quaint stretch of Sentosa adjacent to Underwater World. Browsing through the eclectic menu, the restaurant relishes fresh seafood and ambrosial dishes inspired by a variety of culinary styles (Chinese, Balinese and Western) af affordable prices.
The 250 seater restaurant overlooks the panoramic sea with both indoor and al fresco seating. Sights of traversing cruise liners and ferries, sunset illuminating the sky with its deep orange hue paints a mesmersing and magnificent scenery.
The Boxing Crab Restaurant has 4 interesting smoothies drink on the menu. They were Energy Enchancer, Super Smoothie, Stimulator and Detox. I had the Detox ($7) which is a mixture of apple juice, celery juice, beetroot and ginseng.
Otah Otah Cigar 4/5
Spring roll with spicy fish paste filling although is not new to me, the Otah Otah Cigar ($12) was definitely better than the one I have tried. The crispy golden brown skin with its otah fillling sure whet our appetites for more delectable dishes.
Steamed Bamboo Clam with Minced Garlic 4.5/5
The Steamed Bamboo Clam with Minced Garlic (market price) melded perfectly with the minced garlic and glass vermicelli. I really enjoyed it that I went for a second helping.
Charcoal Grilled Marinated Red Snapper 4.5/5
The Balinese style of the Charcoal Grilled Marinated Red Snapper ($28) left the table raving with acknowledgement and going back for more. The accompanying chilli dips were nice but we all preferred it to be a tab more spicy.
Seafood Mee Goreng 3/5
I always prefer the Chinese style of Mee Goreng which is wetter. I was glad that Boxing Crab serves the version I like. The Seafood Mee Goreng ($15/$25/$32) did not manage to tingle my appetite. I enjoyed the wetness but it lacked the robustness and spiciness I was seeking.
It is time to suit up for the restaurant's signature crabs.
Braised Claypot Crab with Superior Broth and Pumpkin 4.8/5
If you have the chance to visit The Boxing Crab, this is a MUST TRY. The Braised Claypot Crab with Superior Broth and Pumpkin (market price) visually looked like salt egg yolk but it tasted nothing near it. In fact it was much more superior, delicate and unique. It was a total new experience that got my taste buds dancing in excitement.
Caramelized Spices with Curry Leaf Crab 4.2/5
Another special crab dish available at the restaurant is the Caramelized Spices with Curry Leaf Crab (market price). If you do not like the peppery punch of the black pepper crab, this will be a good alternative. The caramelized spices came through with a tantalizing sweetness and aroma that was memerizing.
Yam Paste with Gingo Nuts 4/5
For dessert, the restaurant offers a selection of both Asian and Western desserts.
Being a Teochew, I love my Yam Paste with Gingo Nuts ($5). Flavours were well balanced and I like the added corn kernels giving it another dimension in texture.
Tropic Pineapple Sorbet 4/5
The refreshing Tropice Pineapple Sorbet ($11.90) served in a pineapple was a welcome dessert for the hot and humid weather of Singapore.
Traditional Sicillian Cannoli with Sweetened Ricotta 4/5
The Traditional Sicillian Cannoli ($11.90) with its tube shaped shell filled with sweetened ricotta was a very delightful dessert. The contrasting texture of the crusty dough and smooth ricotta simply brought a smile to my face.
Meringue with Chantilly Cream 3.8/5
If you have a sweet tooth, the Meringue with Chantilly Cream ($8.90) will be for you. The heavily sugared combination of meringue and chantilly cream will guarantee you a sugar rush.
Overall I am quite impress with the food quality and standard at Boxing Crab. The crabs definitely will be their signature. There are many cooking styles on the menu that I would return to try such as Steamed Crab with Soya Bean Milk, Salted Baked Crab with Scallion, Charcoal Grilled Wasabi Crab, Sautted Swimmer Crab with Mushroom Ragout and many more.
The Boxing Crab Restaurant
(Adjacent to Underwater World)
80 Siloso Road
Tel: +65 62747760
Nearest MRT: Harbour Front (CC Line, NE Line)
Daily: 11am - 11pm
1) Alight at Harbour Front MRT station. Exit station to Vivocity Shopping Mall. Go to Sentosa Express Station at Level 3 of Vivocity. Take Sentosa Express Train to Beach station. Alight at Beach station and transfer to Sentosa shuttle bus (blue line). Alight 2 stops later at Underwater World. Journey time about 20 mins.