Does anyone feel their appetite increasing during their stay at the home period during this Circuit Breaker? I have, and having more food delivery services and options is not helping with my unenthusiastic attempt in maintaining my weight. Today’s feature is on 8 Crabs which is a crab delivery service in Singapore for their crab dishes as well as other Zi Char dishes.
What sets 8 Crabs apart is the type of crabs used for their dishes. Wild Sri Lankan crabs are the key ingredient and 8 Crabs stands out for their crab dishes as they do not use any farmed crabs. Sri Lankan crabs are known to be bigger, meatier, tastier and fresher.
8 crabs engages crab graders with experience of more than 30 years in the trade. Read up on the benefits of cooking wild sri lankan crabs here: https://8crabs.com/our-signature-fresh-crabs/
The crabs come in three flavours, all prepared by 5 stars chefs:
- Award winning Chilli
- Award winning Black Pepper
- Award winning Salted Egg
Salted Egg Crab
Their crabs are pretty affordable at $68 for large size, $88 for extra large, and $125 for extra-extra-large if you have a big family or gathering! I am not kidding when the Sri Lankan crabs are meaty as I ordered 2 crabs to fill the stomach of 6 adults that evening! The large crab that we ordered is around 750g in weight.
The salted egg sauce is rich and sinful and definitely addictive. Close to the end of the meal, I unapologetically licked the entire bowl for the salted egg reside and I can assure that the sauce was that great. If I were to choose either the salted egg or the chill crab, I would go for the salted egg flavour no doubt.
Chill Crab and Fried Mantou
This chill crab, in my opinion, comes second behind the salted egg, only because of the sauce having more of a tomato base. I was hoping for it to be more spicy and savoury. The meat, however, is still excellent and you can definitely get a huge chunk of crab meat from its pincers. Since this sauce has more of a tomato base, I reckon this would be very suitable for children.
And what’s a Chilli Crab without fried mantou? Mantous, my friend, is the best companion to any chill crab dish. This mantou dish from 8 Crabs is by far, hands down, my favourite mantou I had ever tried. This huge mantou is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The insides of the mantou is best in soaking up all the chilli crab sauce goodness. Even if I am only ordering salted egg in the future, I would definitely order the mantou from 8 crabs.
Other ZiChar dishes
We also ordered some zi char dishes to go with our plain rice.
- Sambal Kang Kong $10
- Minced Pork Toufu $15
- Butter Battered Calamari $14
Their zi char dishes are a little on the salty side so please take note. Since we paired these with our rice, it was not too salty for our palettes. The real star of the show has to be the Sri Lankan crabs. Delivery was also prompt and we received our food piping hot. Now you can treat this for the upcoming Father’s Day!
Order here at https://8crabs.com/
For Father’s Day, you can order here: https://fathersday.8crabs.com/
Thanks for reading ~