Monday, October 26, 2009

Launch of Katong CC Gourmet Club

Singapore's Famous Chilli Crab

Katong CC Gourmet Club was officially launched by MP Lim Biow Chuan (Marine Parade GRC ) on 25th October. Its first event was held at Seafood International Market & Restaurant located at Playground@Big Splash.

Chef Pung teaching members how to select crabs

Chef Pung specially planned a Crab Feast for our inaugural launch. There were 9 dishes. For S$30 nett, members get to try some unique dishes and were given pointers on how to choose crabs by Chef Pung. He narated the origins of our famous Singapore dish, Chilli Crab.

 MP Lim Biow Chuan with Chef Pung Lu Tin

Chef Pung Lu Tin is well-known in Singapore's culinary circle. He is a culinary consultant at the Singapore Culinary Institute, he spearheads efforts to develop Chinese cuisine. Despite his success, he is a simple and unassuming man, readily accepting feedback from diners. He enjoys creating new recipes and generously shares his culinary knowledge.

加东会所美食俱乐部 Katong CC Gourmet Club
{螃蟹飨宴}Exclusive Crab Menu

Crab Meat Roll with Seafood Hors D’oeuvre

Braised Crab Meat with Golden Chicken Broth

Chef’s Special Trio Taste Red Snapper
(Crab Meat Fish Roll with Blackcurrant Sauce; Fried Diced Fish with butter cheese sauce; Sauna Sliced Fish)

This Sauna Sliced Fish has a unique cooking method. Beer is poured onto the sliced fish which is then placed in the hot pot.The stones in the stone pot are heated to 400 degree Celsius.

Crispy Fried Beancurd Topped with Crabmeat Sauce

Chilli Crab Served with Bun

Thai Curry Crab Served with Garlic Bread

This Thai Curry Crab which has a rich, unsweetened curry base is so delicious with toasted bread! My favourite dish of the night.

Stewed Bee Hoon with Seafood and Crabmeat

Pomelo Mango Puree with Twins Thai Kueh Kueh

 ECL and Chef Pung Lu Tin

First Commenter - yenjai


  1. yenjai,
    Every one of the dishes. How can miss wan (one)!?

  2. I am craving for crabs right now. All these yummy photos got me drooling!

  3. How to join the club ah? I am a constituent of that area.

  4. War..all the dishes sound so yummy o! :p

    Especially the braised Crab Meat with Golden Chicken Broth! :D

  5. Delicious! How creative to come up with a fish dish on sauna....

  6. Wah! So Syiok, can eat so many type of crab dishes.

  7. Interesting concept of a Gourmet Club. Who are its targetted group?

  8. Lucky you ECL!
    Fabulous pictures and as usual I've put on 10 kilos just looking at them. I know I'd love tasting them all. I recall how the delicious Chilli Crab used to heat up and swell my lips after eating the dish. Must be the chilli.Nevertheless I love this succulent dish.
    I'd forgotten all about The Big Splash! How we loved going there for the giant slides. It was such a fun and popular place. Must still be crowded like mad on weekends. At the time it was really a one of a kind place. The only other pool in the area was the mundane Chinese Swimming Club.

  9. Yum...yum. I love eating crabs with those golden brown mantou! :)

  10. Very unique style of cooking. Sure looks yummy!

  11. I'm already drooling reading through your post :-P

  12. Wow, that all looks quite appetizing!
    Would love to have been at that table! ;)

  13. Morning ECL! Wow I wan la chili crab served with bun, yummy!

  14. Now I feel like having fatty crab tonight oh no... ;)

  15. Thanks for the delish lunch here today, can I have seconds? :)

  16. The food looks yummy :)
    Yesterday I had dinner with my daughter in a local Chinese restaurant. I never get tired of spring rolls and special "Shau min", my favorite.
    Good week ahead, Mizé.

  17. the dishes look yum yum and my tummy is growling like crazy now.

  18. ai...envy you sia, so many crab dishes...

  19. Wow! So many delicious dishes. Esp the crabs. :D

  20. That is the type of event I would have loved to been at, the food looks amazing and so much of it.

  21. WoW! You get to eat all these food for free? I want also!!

  22. Chili crab served with man tou? My absolute favourite! Drooling thinking about it! : )

  23. Would love to try the sauna sliced fish! Yummy!

  24. Ohlala - I think this meal is worth the visit to Singapore alone....

    I'm starving...

  25. Have you try the fried bun with condense milk? Try it and you will have some surprise.

  26. Did you get some tips on cooking chilly crab?

  27. ooh, how I miss the fried buns dipped in the chili crab sauce

  28. Wooow ECL, now your really going sophisticated :-)

    You know I love seafood so my mouth is over watering :lol:

    That Sauna Sliced Fish looks so delicious and how clever made!

  29. Oh my all that food looks so good! I am an a diet and I think I gained a pound just reading this. Really, this is cruel and unusual punishment LOL!!! Need to find me some Asian light recipes, there is lots of healthy stuff in Asian cooking too!

  30. Aww... all those good food around made me yearn for more. Wasted... my photos for my USD2xx meal went down the drain... the stupid computer corrupted all my last 3 days' files. Shifting house sure came at a bad timing. :(

  31. Hey ECL.
    Wondering where you've been hiding... guess I found my answer.

  32. A crab feast from one of the renowned chefs in Singapore, now that is what I call a taste of heaven! The pictures of the food and the menu were making my mouth water as I went through them. If I were there, I would indulge in all of the dishes. It would be a regrettable loss to pass up even one of them.