At Blue Lotus, the signature chilli pomelo crab is a must-try item—meaty Sri Lankan crab with its sweet flesh floats in a sea of lusciously thick deep-red sauce prepared with assam, chilli, orange and ginger flower. With the addition of pomelo sacs, the result is a wonderful balance of spicy, sweet and sour flavours. Golden, fluffy mantou buns allow the sauce to be mopped up to the last drop. The lemongrass prawn sticks are recommended for the fresh, juicy flesh and are paired well with small cubes of fried bangkwang (jicama or Mexican turnip) for a delightful crunchy texture, with the accompanying spicy citrus dressing adding a tangy zest. Wok-fried, the richly marbled Kagoshima wagyu beef is tender to the last mouthful. With a glass of wine, sitting outdoors with welcoming, knowledgeable staff on hand, diners are well-placed to unwind in the holiday atmosphere that the Sentosa island provides.
• The signature dishes of chilli pomelo crab and lemongrass prawn sticks are creatively different from many other establishments in their choice of ingredients—and a great reason to dine here.