This was the message I got from my friend C when he and his family visited the Lion City a couple of weeks ago. I'm ashamed to admit this but I wasn't sure where and what exactly is Momma Kong's. It sounded like a little hole-in-a-wall home-cooking eatery to me. However, I trust my friend C though for having really good taste in food so even without any research I happily replied back, "ok! see you then!"
|Ready for Crab battle!|
Here's what we had that night:
Fiery and peppery flavored crab! I have very low tolerance for spicy food and this dish still got my tongue burning with the strong peppery heat.
What's a visit to Singapore without trying the chilli crab? I obviously skipped this but I still tried to dip my mantou bun into the chili sauce. It had that strong chili kick but for those who can take the heat, you'll surely love the creamy consistency of the sauce and how the flavor has successfully been infused into the crab meat.
On my first bite, I immediately detected the coconut-y taste. This is probably right at the middle of the spicy scale being not too spicy but still with that zing after several bites.
Now we're talking! I couldn't stand the Black Pepper Crab but I love love love the delicious savory flavor of the White Pepper Crab. This wasn't spicy at all and I just found this crab flavor to be so delicious. After having one giant claw, I licked my lips and decided I want more! I highly recommend this.
Now, the winning flavor for me! I was so happy that the Butter Crab was placed in front of me allowing me easy access to scoop up more of that creamy butter sauce to pour onto my rice. This was really so delicious and the best choice if you don't want any spicy crab at all. Even kids will love this.
In addition to the 5 flavors mentioned above, there's the Crab Bee Hoon Soup, Grilled Crab and Steamed Crab too.
It was such a lovely dinner spent a Momma Kong's. I wonder who is the real Momma Kong's and if she really loves crabs. I'm so glad that C discovered this gem as it will be one of my go-to places for good quality crab dishes here in Singapore from now on.
Check out Momma Kong's at 34 Mosque Street, Chinatown, Singapore. Closest MRT station is Chinatown (Purple Line). Call them at 6225-2722 to make a reservation.