The hairy crab season is back once again. Like previous years, Wan Hao Restaurant (萬豪軒) at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has created a delectable selection of hairy crab dishes to showcase the seasonal delicacy.
Starting the dinner is a trio of hairy crab appetisers.On the plate there is Steamed Crab Meat Dumpling, Steam Hairy Crab Xiao Long Bao and Deep Fried Hairy Crab Ball. My favourite among the trio was the steamed hairy crab xiao long bao, biting into it instantly filled with rich and sweetness of the crab.
Hairy Crab Meat & Roe Broth with Bamboo Pith 2.8/5
I was expecting a bowl of rich and robust bowl of Hairy Crab Meat & Roe Broth with Bamboo Pith. However it turned out to be rather bland. Somehow it felt that something is missing as if it lacked a body.
Milk Stir-Fried Hairy Crab Meat with Egg White 3/5
The next dish is Milk Stir-Fried Hairy Crab Meat with Egg White. While I could taste the sweetness of the hairy crab meat, I thought the milk taste was a bit too heavy throwing the balance off.
Baked Whole Hairy Crab with Shao Xin Chinese Wine 4.2/5
The highlight of the night is the seasonal delicacy, Baked Whole Hairy Crab with Shao Xin Chinese Wine. It is not easy to handle this little fellow. Great that I have eaten it before and I roughly know how to dissect them, making my ways to the sweet flesh and the creamy roes.
Wok Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Meat, Fish Roe and Diced Mushroom 4.2/5
Like all Chinese dinner, the second last course is a either a rice or noodle dish. The Wok Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Meat, Fish Roe and Diced Mushroom was really excellent. Each mouthful is filled with the aroma of the fragrant rice with popping surprises of the fish roes.
Coconut Sago with Japanese Sweet Purple Potato 3/5
The last course is the Coconut Sago with Japanese Sweet Purple Potato. I like the concept and the Japanese purple potato paste is really very sweet. My own wish is that I could have more of the soup or broth, it was so little and shallow that it was almost impossible to scoop the dessert up for consumption.
Wan Hao offers 2 Hairy Crab set menus at $98 for six courses and seven courses at $108. Minimum order of 2 pax is required. Marriott Club Member is entitled for flat 20% discount.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant (萬豪軒)
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 68314605
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 1130am - 3pm, 630pm - 1030pm
Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]