Dancing Crab (www.dancingcrab.com.sg) at The Grandstand is the latest project by the TungLok Group. The whole concept is that you eat directly from the table with your bare hands – of course, you can use utensils or eat from the plates, but we won’t encourage that because it takes the fun away.
It goes without saying that eating at Dancing Crab is a messy affair. Waiters line the tables with a plastic sheet, then bring you your seafood combo and other yummies, and pour them all on the table for you to pig out ala communal style.
What makes Dancing Crab a place we can return to again and again is its varied menu of seafood dishes featuring imports from all over the world. There will always be something to look forward to, whether you are a fan of crabs or you are craving fish. And the best part is its super affordable price tags that we have no complaints about. Yes, not all seafood places charge exorbitantly, and Dancing Crab is one of them. Now, it is legit to eat prawns, lobster rolls, crab cakes and mussels every week!
If you love seafood, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, Dancing Crab is the place to dine at with your family or a group of friends. Here are 10 reasons why Dancing Crab is a heaven for seafood lovers.
[ Giveaway ] We are also giving away S$400 Dancing Crab dining vouchers. Leave a comment below, and share this post on your Facebook timeline to win. More details on the giveaway at the end of this post.
1. EAT DIRECTLY FROM THE TABLE WITH YOUR BARE HANDS – SEAFOOD DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.
As mentioned earlier, eating at Dancing Crab is a messy affair. The fun about dining here is you get to eat directly from the table with your bare hands.
From huge bags of fresh catches like mussels and crabs, to classic mains like Fish & Chips to Lobster Roll, this is just about our new favourite place when we crave seafood. King Triton would not be too happy, though. But let’s adapt from “Under The Sea” – Life is sweet with all the fish and crabs and prawns!
2. DANCING CRAB SEAFOOD COMBOS TO FEED EVERYONE
The highlight of a meal at Dancing Crab, something that every table must get, is the Dancing Crab Seafood Combos. There are three combo bags to choose from. Combo Bag #1 (S$80) comes with a Sri Lankan Crab, 300g prawns, 250g mussels, potatoes, corn and sausages.
If you are not big on crabs, Combo Bag #2 – with 300g prawns, 250g mussels, 250g clams, potatoes, corn and sausages – is a more affordable alternative. All combos and seafood are served with a choice of Dancing Crab signature sauce (mild, spicy or extra spicy), herb butter or Buerre Blanc. The signature sauce is so addictive, we’ve warned you!
Dancing Crab is the perfect place for families to gather for an occasion, or for a group of friends to hang out over a good meal. For those who are dining in a big group, you should also get the Cold Seafood Platter (S$60) which features 250g Alaskan king crab, 4 oysters, 300g prawns, and 250g mussels to share.
3. CHEAP AND GOOD SEAFOOD
Dining out in Singapore in expensive, especially if you want to eat good seafood. What surprises us the most is that all the seafood dishes at Dancing Crab are extremely affordable for the quality. The aforementioned Dancing Crab Seafood Combo Bag #2 is only S$40. Can you believe it? So much food for only S$40?
Not to mention that there are also a list of snacks like truffle fries (S$7), Beer Batter Cajun Calamari (S$9), Seafood Gumbo (S$11), and Crab Cake (S$13) – they are nothing short of delicious. Now, you don’t have to wait till your bonus comes to pig out!
4. ONE OF THE BEST LOBSTER ROLLS IN SINGAPORE
We have always lamented that it is difficult to find good lobster rolls in Singapore, but we can gladly say that our hunt for the best lobster roll can come to an end now that we have discovered the one at Dancing Crab.
The lobster roll (S$30) – served with a side of cajun fries – is good for sharing as an appetiser, or as a main course for a light lunch. The lobster roll is well-executed, with 100g of lobster meat sandwiched between a fragrantly-toasted brioche bun. Let’s just say Dancing Crab will always see us going back just for this.
5. CRAB CAKES ARE SIMPLY FABULOUS
Crab cakes are one of our favourite dishes, but it is not something that we order on a regular basis because most restaurants charge S$30 upwards for crab cakes. So you can imagine our joy when we saw that Dancing Crab is offering its Crab Cakes for ONLY S$13. Oh. My God.
Crisp on the outside, and moist on the inside, the crab cakes were plump, meaty and bursting with flavours and freshness. SO GOOD.
6. PRAWNS ON FIRE – FEAST FOR THE EYES AND PALATE
Served table-side, the Flaming Moonshine Tiger Prawns (S$8/100g, min. 500g) are quite a show. The chef serves lives prawns flambeed table-side. Not only do you get to enjoy an entertaining show, you also get to taste sweet, succulent and fresh prawns.
The dish comes with a trio of wasabi katsuo sauce, sweet wine chilli sauce, and lemon pickled chilli sauce, but trust us, the prawns are so sweet that you won’t need any sauce.
7. FRESH SEAFOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD
From Sri Lankan crab to Dungeness crab, Boston lobster and Alaskan king crab legs – Dancing Crab ships the freshest seafood from around the world. Indulge in nothing but quality dishes!
8. SEAFOOD GUMBO, A HEARTY ONE-DISH MEAL
A hearty one-dish meal, this is a bowl that provides supreme comfort. Piping hot seafood stew with generous chunks of prawns, fish, rice and root vegetables – all mixed together in a tomato-based soup. Kids will love this!
9. FISH AND CHIPS THAT ARE LIGHTLY BATTERED AND FRIED TO PERFECTION
This is not your ordinary Fish & Chips. Dancing Crab’s rendition uses fresh cod fillets that are lightly battered and fried to perfection. Nothing too greasy, so it goes easy on the tummy. Fries are served alongside, and we’d say dip them in the signature sauce from the seafood combo bag!
10. WASH DOWN EVERYTHING WITH THE REFRESHING HOMEMADE LEMONADE
This may not be seafood, but what is seafood without Dancing Crab’s homemade lemonade (S$4)? A refreshing mug of icy cold lemonade – available in original, lavender and pink thyme flavours – that is tangy and sweet, this also makes the perfect thirst quencher for Singapore’s eternal summer!
DANCING CRAB S$80 X 5 DINING VOUCHERS GIVEAWAY
1. Dancing Crab is giving away S$80 X 5 dining vouchers.
2. Leave a comment in this post and tell us which seafood dishes you want to try at Dancing Crab.
3. ‘Like’ Dancing Crab on Facebook.
4. Share the link of this post on your Facebook timeline.
5. The contest starts from now till 11 July 2014, 2359 hrs.
6. Winners will be notified by email.
// Updated on 16 July 2014: The 5 winners are Gan Siew Ern, Vanessa Ng Qiu Rui, Darren Lim, Geraldine Lim, and Wendy Tay.
Dancing Crab – Louisiana Seafood
The Grandstand #01-20/21
200 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 6466 3303
Tue to Fri: 5pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens
This post is brought to you by Dancing Crab.