If there’s one dish that Singapore is known for, it’s got to be Chilli Crab. Its thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli-based sauce is such an ingenious idea. Not to mention that it tastes exceptional with chunky crab meat and fried mantou (Chinese steamed buns) 🤤

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What if we tell you there’s an easier way to eat Chilli Crab without the mess of cracking the crab legs and claws open? Hawker, a halal-certified eatery at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will satisfy all your chilli crab cravings in just a few heavenly bites. Opened by the famous seafood chain, No Signboard, the eatery prides itself for being the first Asian fast food restaurant in Singapore 😱


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The star of Hawker is, of course, its Signature Chilli Crab Bao ($8.90 ala carte). Chunky crab patty is slathered with generous amounts of chilli crab sauce and sandwiched between a fried mantou, resembling a burger. With a yummy sauce that’s so addictive, you’ll find yourself licking every last bit of it 😋 You can enjoy it ala carte or as a meal ($10.90) complete with curly fries and a drink!

#HHWT Tip: If you can’t enough of this, then order their 6pcs Mantou with Chill Crab Sauce ($4.90) where you can dip the fried mantou in the chilli crab sauce to your heart’s content!


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If you think eating chilli crab in a burger form is an amazing idea, their Nasi Lemak Burger and Chicken Rice Burger (from $8.90) will delight you too! Using rice as “buns”, these two dishes taste almost as good as the real thing. The Nasi Lemak Burger’s rice has just the right amount of coconut taste while the chilli hits the spot 🤤

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If your palate is craving something more exciting, then try their Szechuan Mala Burger (from $6), Black Pepper Burger ($7.90) or Satay Chicken Burger ($6.90) instead. Afterwards, wash down your meal with their Chendol and Mango soft serve for a refreshing finish 😉

[P.S. If you love mala, check out our round-up of the best halal mala eateries in Singapore!]

With not many halal options at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and its surrounding area, it’s really great that Hawker is now halal-certified. Not to mention that its prices are really affordable too. You can get a decent meal for around $10 which is uncommon in the area. Oh, and did we mention they have a second outlet at Kent Ridge too? So, if you’re looking for a place to satisfy those chilli crab cravings, make your way to Hawker and have a feast!

Halal status: Halal-certified

1) Esplanade outlet
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13E Esplanade Annexe, Singapore 039802 (facing outdoor theatre)
Opening hours: 10am – 10.30pm (Sun – Thur/PH), 10am – 12am (Fri – Sat, eve of PH)

2) Kent Ridge outlet
Address: 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road, #04-19 & 20, One @ KENTRIDGE, Singapore 119082
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm daily

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