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“The Best Chilli Crab”

Singapore's Kitchen
Ranked #460 of 829 Restaurants in Yangon (Rangoon)
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

You would never go to this restaurant if you hadn't been recommended or saw it during the day. It is situated in a scruffy car park between two hotels, the Summit Park View and the Yangon International. When we looked down on it during the day from our hotel window it look just like a down at heel street cafe. After an evening walk we passed through the car park. The restaurant was alight with coloured lanterns taxi's were arriving and dropping people off and expensive cars were parking and the people were going into the restaurant. The place was really buzzing. We had a quick look at the menu liked what we saw and grabbed a table outside. Most of the patrons were local, well heeled locals judging by the cars. There was a large choice and the food was great and reasonably priced. The kitchen was outside the main restaurant and there were three chefs working as fast as they could. The waiters were friendly and helpful with choices. We shared and started with the chilli crab which was the best I had had for years back in H.K.( all the better when you can eat with your fingers) followed by a huge stuffed fish. Plenty of chilli, garlic and other spices. Yum. The chefs even let me go into the kitchen to watch them chopping, frying and presenting the meals. This place is not for the faint hearted. No starched white tablecloths and cut glasses here. Just good well cooked street food and plenty of atmosphere.

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Thank NewportAustralia
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Went in as it advertised Singapore hawker food...just a mother average Chinese type of a Restuarent..food was just ok..not really the place you would go again and again...the positives is about the place is that there is nice open air seating and a good place to have a beers and food and a lovely chat with friends..

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Thank ImalF F
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

A nice place to enjoy many different south east asian cuisines, but I have 3 stars as it was not very clean and well maintained, a lot of locals smoking & chewing betel around. Food is okay but due to noise and smoke around we cannot enjoy it.

Thank Rajesh R
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Stayed at Yangon International Hotel and while it's a 2 star hotel(NO credit cards), the proximity restaurants and drinking holes are good. Hotels are getting to be very expensive in Yangon but was for 2 nights and had limited choices. The Singapore Kitchen (must be opened by Singaporean) next door looked dated but the food choices are very wide. Food was more salty than my liking but food in Yangon tends to be heavy handed. Highly recommend their Bak Kut Teh which surprised me tremendously with authentic taste and price. Its not the same standard as the restuarants in Singapore or HK but this is Yangon.

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Thank Traveller1882
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

This place was writtten up in our out-of-date tour book as one of the best Chinese seafood restaurants in Yangon,on the Strand, with late hours and an interesting vibe, so we took a flyer - and a taxi - to try it out.

Bad start - our concierge heard only the "Strand" part and sent our taxi to the Strand Hotel. The restaurant, once we got that sorted, was no longer on the Strand but out on Athlone Road, near the very dowdy International Hotel, and right next to the Coriander Leaf Indian restaurant.

We were seated outside (not really given a choice) by a somewhat surly waiter - lots of bugs about. We could see the kitchen, where maybe one of the seven staff was actually doing something.

We ordered Hainan chicken, breaded shrimp in lemon sauce and sauteed Morning Glory. We asked for everything very hot and spicy, as is our wont.

The food came quickly. The chicken arrived with an unexpected clear soup, OK in itself. The Hainan chicken was full of sinew and bones, flavourless even with the use-on-everything mild chili sauce supplied. The shrimp was below standards of the worst North American chop suey house - very dry, sparse, served lying in not a lemon sauce but an orange sauce, very sweet. The Morning Glory was spicy and tasty, the best of the lot.

This was a very disappointing meal, especially as it cost about $30, for which cost we had just had a fabulous meal of Myanmar dishes the previous night. Our recommendation: Avoid.

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Thank Rick_1051
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