dish/recipe only found at home. A refreshing change to the usual black pepper
crabs in the over commercialized seafood chains sprouting everywhere.
I wanted to go back
to the origins. I wanted to try something local, something hawker.
So i have read so
much about Mattar Road's famous crabs. This lost food street, was also where
the "No Signboard" restaurant had originated. There was a stall, in
Old Airport Road hawker centre, that is said to still cook this white pepper
crabs like the days of old.
I had to make this
trip. It doesn't have a queue, it doesn't have the frills. It is not even in a
conspicuous area of the hawker centre. It is hidden on the back row!
The balance of
pepper, salt, and curry leaves was precarious. Very flavourful. The old school
heavy hand on condiments. The meat was juicy and not overcooked. Neither was it
too soggy inside. Goes well with Beer.