Enjoy crab with Singapore chili sauce - the most attractive national dish in the lion island nation

 Singapore chilli crab spicy, sweet and sour, is a dish that you cannot ignore when traveling to lion island. 

Crab with chili sauce is one of Singapore's specialties , ranked 35th in the list of the 50 best dishes in the world in 2011 voted by CNN Go. If you come to Singapore to visit and roam without enjoying this wonderful dish, the trip will still regret. 

Crab with chili sauce is one of Singapore's specialties.


History of Singapore chili crab dishes

Since 1956, this crab dish with this sauce has been sold on a trolley around every corner in Singapore, and is popular with tourists. The owner of this car is Cher Yam Tian and Lim Choo Ngee, at first selling only tomato sauce, then upgraded to chili crab.

Despite the spicy taste of the tongue, the dish is more and more popular. Later, they opened a restaurant called Palm Beach to sell this dish. The first version is eaten with French bread.
Crab with chili sauce is many tourists love. Photo: travelmag

Next, another chef opened Dragon Phoenix restaurant, upgraded the recipe for crab chili sauce, instead of using the usual chili sauce and bottled ketchup, he used sambal chili sauce, thick tomato sauce. fresh and eggs for cooking, making the taste even more special. This dish eaten with hot fried dumplings is very attractive. 
Crab with chili sauce served with fried dumplings.


How do Singaporeans cook crab with chili sauce?

Ingredients to process Singapore chili crab dish include crab, egg, onion, shallot, garlic, chili, chili, ginger root, soy sauce, rice vinegar and many other spices. 

A variety of ingredients are needed to cook crab with chili sauce.

Tank crabs choose the freshest ones, not too big, firm, strong, and have thick meat. The crabs taken back are cleaned, some places will be left to cook, in some places, chop into small pieces to taste to quickly absorb spices. Onions are cut into areca segments and sautéed until drained. Then add ingredients such as ginger, garlic, purple onions, chopped chili and stir-fry. 

Tank crabs choose moderate, thick and firm meat.

Next, the chef adds water, rice vinegar, chili sauce, ketchup, Singapore seed sauce to cook over low heat into a thick sauce, adding other common spices such as sugar, salt to taste sour. sweet and rich. This is also the "soul" of this chili crab dish. 

Cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

The qualified sauce will have the sour taste of rice vinegar, the natural sweetness of onions and many spicy flavors from sauces, chili ... Once completed, the sauce will be poured into crabs, continued continue to stir until the crab is absorbed. After cooking, let low heat, cook the dish for 15 minutes so that the spicy taste penetrates the crust, into the core of the crab meat, retaining the best taste. Sauce must be comparable, thick, the new dish looks perfect. 
Crab submerged in chili sauce. 

When serving on the table to invite customers, people will place crabs in the middle of the white plate, sprinkle their hands with chili sauce until they cover the surface of the plate, add a few more cilantro, cut the chili into flowers to decorate. The dish is on the menu of major restaurants, famous seafood restaurants in Singapore at a price that is not too high, suitable for many tourists.

Food from S $ 35 only. 

Diners have to use their hands to peel the outer shell, take the thick crab meat from the inside, dab with the sauce on the plate then slowly enjoy. You can dip bread, fried dumplings with sauce to help you feel full longer. 

Diners have to use their hands to peel the crabs.


Address to eat delicious Singapore chili crab

You can go to Red House Seafood Restaurant - located at Blk 1204, 01-05 center of East Coast Seafood to enjoy this crab chili sauce for about S $ 40. Here, in addition to this dish, the restaurant menu also has other dishes such as fried bamboo clams with garlic, cod fish with Terriyaki sauce, grilled jellyfish ... equally attractive. 

This restaurant has a cool space, while dining here, you can enjoy the cool sea breeze and enjoy the view of the ocean at night. This place is also perfect for setting up a romantic dinner for couples. 
Red House Seafood Restaurant serves a chili crab dish for S $ 40. 

If you go to Mellben Seafood - address at 01-1222, 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 to enjoy this chili crab dish, each serving is only S $ 35. Note, Mellben Seafood only serves diners from 16:30 to 23:30 every day, do not come too early to save time waiting. This restaurant also serves other dishes such as crab vermicelli soup, salted crab eggs, crab with pepper sauce and more seafood. 

At seafood restaurants on Singapore Island, there are crab dishes with chili sauce. 

Another famous restaurant is Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, Singapore chili crab dish is the "kim bai" menu here. Long Beach Seafood also won many awards for food, it is said that if you travel to Singapore, you definitely cannot miss this restaurant. Each crab chili sauce starts at S $ 50, more expensive than some places but the taste is incredibly delicious. 

In addition, in Singapore, there are Jumbo Seafood, No Signboard Seafood, which are also places you can refer. 


Don't forget to enjoy this attractive chili crab dish. 

Crab with Singapore chili sauce was voted by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as a national dish, if you have the opportunity to travel to the lion island nation, do not miss this wonderful dish. 


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