My latest crave is white pepper crabs, which is an offshoot of the previous crave of black pepper crabs that lasted about 6 months. I actually have to eat crabs at least once or twice a week. I know it may seem excessive, but I don't eat female crabs, only the male ones, so there's less cholesterol. A doctor told me once that male crabs are actually all protein and it's not as heart clogging as one might think. Aha!
A savvy gourmand would know that the Geylang branch of the No Signboard Seafood is the best. The quality of this branch is generally acknowledged to be a cut above the other outlets.
They are renowned for their White Pepper Crabs, and according to them, the inventors of the signature dish. We got 2 white pepper crabs ($42 per kg) today for dinner. White pepper is milder than black pepper and has a more subtle taste and aroma which complements the delicate sweetness of the crab meat.
A closer look at the gargantuan crab claw.
For carbs, we got Seafood Crispy Noodles ($6 for a small portion). The dish was different from the ones I've tried because of the gravy that slathered the noodles. The noodles retained their crispness and had a nice bite to it. Seafood was plentiful and fresh.
This was smothered in a very silky eggy gravy, we practically licked the plate clean. The egg whites were cooked to the point where it was just three-quarters done, viscious without being runny or rubbery.
We were treated to complimentary Ice Jelly with bits of soursop at the end of the meal. The soursop added an acidic tinge to the dessert which was refreshing and balanced out the peppery aftertaste of the crabs.
The bill was $113.31 for 2 persons.
No Signboard Seafood Restaurant
No 414 Geylang Road
Tel: 6842 3415
Open daily from 12 noon to 1am.