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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Chicken Pie Kitchen & Don Signature Crab

Following Chef Don Lim's famous Don Signature Crab and Chicken Pie ever since his first pie shop in Far East Square to  Don's Pie & Cake, Signature Crab in Toa Payoh till Chicken Pie Kitchen & finally Don Signature Crab in Tyrwhitt Road. 

Chicken Pie Kitchen & Don Signature Crab

The place was modernly furnished with an open concept kitchen where customers can look through the glass panel over the chef doing the pastries. The theme of the restaurant was brown and teal in colour. 

From the Entrance

The place has limited seating with only a capacity of 25 pax, therefore reservation will be highly recommended if you are going down during peak hours like lunch or dinner as their seats get filled up quickly. The eating place is pet friendly too.


While walking along the aisle of the entrance of the kitchen will lead to back door of the restaurant as well as this counter bar area.

Bar Counter

Like most of the dining areas nowadays, they are doing away with physically menu and patrons were required to scan the QR code to get a digital copy of the menu. 

Once we decided upon our orders, we headed to the counter for payment and order.

Order Orders for the Day

Wow! That's a dozen of Abalone on the plate!  It's a luxury to have the 12 pieces of Yoshihama Abalone as our starting dish. With the abalone placement at the circumference of the plate and seasonal nuts and fruits handpicked from the supermarket, I thought that such an appetizer was pretty unique. 

Abalone Seasonal Salad - $23.80

The mixture of almond, walnut, tomato, apple, raisins, strawberries etc coated in the sweet sauce was inviting.


If you are interested in the Japanese Breed Yoshihama Abalone, they are available over at the counter for purchase too.

Yoshihama Abalone (Japanese Breed)

Here's the star dish that I came for and their signature dish which started all! The smaller crabs were sold out and therefore we had no choice but to order the XL size Crab. At Don, they only use Sri Lankan air-flown mud crabs and in the event that the crabs receive is not up to the Chef's standards & quality, they may decline to sell crabs for the day.

Crab Bee Hoon - $68.80

The taste remains familiar and fills with the sweet taste with hints of herbs in the broth. The milky broth taste was enhanced by the use of vegetables and yam too. 


As an alternative, they have dishes that are prepared with fresh, succulent prawns, clams and scallops. We had the medium portion of Prawn & Scallop Laksa Bee Hoon for 2 pax with thick bee hoon in Chef Don Lim's unique Laksa gravy.

Prawn & Scallop Laksa Bee Hoon - $23.80

This was my first time ordering their laksa and even condiments like the laksa leaves were generously used. This enhanced the fragrance of the dish. 

Dried Laksa Leaves

The bowl of laksa was generously thrown with a handful of fresh and succulent prawns

Succulent Prawns

The scallop was also of quality, they were big, plump and juicy too. Overall, the bowl of Laksa was not too heavy on the use of coconut milk and was a hearty local dish.


No doubt that the chilli sauce was good, it was not applicable to the dishes we ordered as each individual dish has its unique flavours and we felt that Chilli Sauce would only overpower its original taste.

Chilli Sauce

The reservation system online was not friendly as it required input of credit card details and if there is any cancellation, there will be a charge of about $38 per pax. There is no reservation via phone call too. Therefore, we chose to walk in and waited for about 30 minutes before we got our table.

No doubt I do enjoy their Signature Crab Bee Hoon, but with the limited seating, carpark lots and limited dining time, it was not at our advantage. I guess I will have to resort to take away if I do have the craves for their Crab Bee Hoon.

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Chicken Pie Kitchen & Don Signature Crab
39 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207538

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