Where do we go to when we are looking for comfort food on the fly? This little beauty along Outram Road near Wangz Hotel. 3 号 Crab Delicacy is famous for (yes you guessed it) their tasty Sri Lankan crabs, prepared in several ways, but our favourite is the laksa version served with a portion of thick vermicelli on the side. Buns are available too if you wish to mop up the lovely gravy. We love that the owners are seafood purveyors themselves (they have a stall in Tekka Market) so you are guaranteed only the freshest seafood at their restaurant.
If you love cockles, they also serve up a mean version – the cockles are half-cooked, chilled and served in a potent herbal sauce (their secret recipe) with chili padi. Pick the little fellas out with satay sticks and savour them as is or add some belachan for a kick. It’s impossible to stop! Another crowd pleaser is their stir fried bitter-gourd with salted egg which has just the right proportion of salted egg bits to balance the more bitter vegetable. For the adventure-seekers, there is also crocodile paw and other interesting delicacies on the menu.
We’ve shared numerous meals here with family, friends and visitors from abroad (much to their delight) and food here has been consistently good and service always prompt, friendly and attentive. Sure beats jostling at some of the other more renowned seafood restaurants on the island.
Bookings recommended for weekends. Public parking is easily available across the road beside Eton Playschool. Budget S$30-S$40 per person, but be prepared to shell out more if you order the crocodile paw (S$70 for the dish).
3 号 Crab Delicacy
267/267 Outram Road | Tel: 6327 2148