Hairy Crab Delicacies (2015) from Hai Tien Lo - Pan Pacific Singapore

Hai Tien Lo in Pan Pacific Singapore is the place where I've first had my initial Hairy Crab experience - read more about my experience from 2014! If you do not already know this, the Hairy Crab season is back and from 12 October to 29 November 2015, you will be able to indulge in these seasonal crustaceans at the beautiful Hai Tien Lo (one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Singapore!). 

 Hairy Crabs at Hai Tien Lo | Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Hairy Crabs at Hai Tien Lo | Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

This year, eight a la carte items as well as a six-course prix fixe menu has been carefully crated by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平) to showcase the prized ingredient of the season - the Chinese mitten crabs. Famous for their rich creamy roe and the naturally sweet flesh, the hairy crabs are often paired with fresh ginger tea to complement its natural flavours. It is also believed that the hairy crabs are "cooling" in nature and therefore the ginger tea helps balance the equation out.

 Main Dining Area of Hai Tien Lo | Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Main Dining Area of Hai Tien Lo | Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Seasonal Crustaceans Indulgent Set Menu
S$188++ per Person
(Minimum of Two Diners)

胡麻叉烧野菜沙律
Chilled Garden Green Vegetables with Honey-glazed Pork in Sesame Sauce


竹笙蟹粉海鲜羹
Seafood with Bamboo Pith, Hairy Crab Meat and Roe in Thick Broth


紫苏蒸原味大闸蟹
Steamed Whole Hairy Crab with Perilla Leaves (One piece)

生姜香茅茶
Fresh Ginger Tea with Lemongrass

蟹粉扒宫廷酿辽参
Braised Sea Cucumber stuffed with Prawn Paste and Minced Pork in Crab Meat and Roe

蟹肉金菇伊府面
Stewed Ee-fu Noodles with Crab Meat and Enoki Mushrooms

秋菊甜点
Chef’s Signature Dessert