As many of you may know, Pince & Pints has been delighting many customers with its premium live lobsters and lobster rolls since 2014. I myself have yet to try a lobster roll from Pince & Pints, and now they have already rolled out new crab dishes, made available from 25 March 2019!
Only whole live Sri Lankan mud crabs are used for their crab dishes, Whole Chilli Crab; Whole Black Pepper Crab; Whole Steamed Crab in Egg White; Whole Grilled Crab and Crabmeat Fried Rice. Do note that the crab dishes are now only available at the Duxton outlet.
The Whole Chilli Crab ($58, approx. 500 to 600g) made from a blend of homemade chilli paste (fresh chilli padi, ginger, garlic) and tomato sauce, resulting in a balance of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours. I am sure many are familiar with the hot local favourite Chili crab, what must we have to go along? Of course, its fried golden pillowy mantous, or also known as fried buns, thanks to my dining companions, i had most of the mantous, i love them! The luscious gravvy, although spicy, i cant help by to keep dipping them mantous in them. They too serve a Black Pepper Crab version, if you prefer.
The Whole Steamed Crab in Egg White ($55, approx. 500 to 600g, served with fragrant jasmine rice) is prepared Cantonese-style. The chef felt that this is the best way to enjoy its intrinsic sweetness; while the ivory-white steamed egg is delicately infused with the essence of the crab. I thought that the steamed egg white reminded me of chawanmushi, a savoury seafood flavour would be so delicious with a bowl rice. This dish requires lots of skill from the chef, from ensuring that the crab is cooked to making sure that the egg white is properly set and cooked.
The classic Whole Grilled Crab ($55, approx. 500 to 600g), where the crab is painstakingly dissected and brushed with a light coat of butter, before it is grilled to achieve just the right mix of sweetness and char. I really liked this for its natural taste, it’s sweet and salty at the same time. The dish is served with golden crispy straight-cut fries, creamy butter sauce and chef’s salad, i kept going for the fries, definitely dipped very much into their addictive butter sauce.
The Crabmeat Fried Rice ($18) is a lovely comforting dish very much immersed with ‘wok-hei’ (‘breath of the wok’ or aroma) along with fresh crabmeat chunks. It is served with a fiery house made chilli oil, beware, this chilli oil is by no means mild.
Also a new addition to the menu, the Crispy Soy Chicken Wings ($12, six pieces), inspired by Korean-style fried chicken and coated with an umami blend of soy sauce, Korean chilli powder and garlic. While it may look fiery and spicy, trust me, its so good i wished we had more, it didn’t help that this was also served in my favourite part of the chicken, mid-joint wings.
If you are a fan of lobster and crab, heres where you should be.
Pince & Pints
Address: 32-33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089496
Reservations: +65 6225 7558; https://pinceandpints.com/reservations
- Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 11pm
- Sat & Public Holidays: 12pm – 11pm Closed on Sundays