Eating is our favourite (some call it national) activity in Singapore. We love our food, from local, to international cuisine, we are a cosmopolitan international food paradise. One of Singaporean’s favourite dish is chilli crab, this is also a dish that we bring our friends from overseas to try it when they are here in Singapore. Most recently, I was introduced to award-winning crabs from 8 Crabs and I decided to order them for one of my family dinners.
Story behind their award-winning crabs from 8 Crabs
8 Crabs is a crab delivery and seafood delivery service in Singapore, starting off from importing premium seafood specialising in wild catch crabs, sea cucumber, prawns, grouper and tilapia from Sri Lanka.
For all the crab lovers out there, how much do you know about crabs?
Crabs naturally travel about 500m every night, preferring to live alone. However, crab farmers tend to breed crabs in confined space to make their business profitable. Therefore, crabs get stressed very easily in close captivity and they produce ammonia, a sign of decomposition of seafood. While farmed crabs are cheaper and they are purchased by most restaurants, their ammonia smell are present, covered by highly fragrant gravies.
What makes 8 Crabs different, unique and special?
They are the only company in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs, graded by the most experienced crab graders in the trade. Their crabs are meatier, bigger and less watery. In order to ensure freshness, their crabs are caught, flown, prepared and delivered to customers within 12 hours.
The fresh crabs are prepared and cooked by award-winning chefs, this guarantee the best flavour and taste in their award-winning crab dishes. They operate on a one driver to an order policy across their 12 kitchens island-wide, this would allow them to uphold their promise of One Hour Crab Delivery.
What did we order? Our online ordering experience from 8 Crabs website
After checking with my mum what are the dishes she would like to have, we chose chilli crab, salted egg crab, fried man tou and signature coffee pork ribs from the menu.
I proceed to place my orders from 8 Crabs website, it was easy to navigate and use, placing order was easy and a breeze. There are three sizes of (Live) Sri Lanka crabs to choose from, large (approximate 750g), extra large (approximately 900g to 1kg) and XX large (approximately 1.2kg). The prices of the Live Sri Lanka Crabs are reasonable in my personal humble opinion.
After selecting and confirming the crab size options, we made our payment online, the process was smooth and secure, with an order confirmation email sent to my mailbox. You can choose your delivery time slot and spend a minimum of S$120 to enjoy free delivery regardless of delivery type.
Enjoying award winning 8 Crabs chilli crab dishes
The courier delivery was on time, delivered within our chosen time slot. When the dishes arrived, it was still warm and that was pretty good, taking into consideration the timeline that they have to prepare, cook, pack and deliver our orders in 1 hour. I quickly prepared the table for food photography action, with my enthusiastic Mum becoming my assistant for that evening. My family had a great time enjoying the chilli crabs especially my Mum who is a crab lover.
Even though I am not a crazy crab lover like my Mum, I am particular on the freshness and quality of seafood. The Sri Lankan crabs from 8 Crabs live up to their reputation on delivering fresh quality grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs.
The Sri Lankan crabs were fresh, sweet and delicious, with lovely tender meaty portions from both crabs for my whole family to enjoy. For the chilli crab gravy, it tasted really delicious and on par with our previous chilli crab experiences at restaurants.
As for the salted egg gravy, it had more salted egg gravy than we expected since we were expecting less gravy from this style of cooking for salted egg crab. The fried man tou is a must to order, dipping it into the chilli crab gravy or salted egg gravy.
I ordered another side dish, signature coffee pork ribs from their website. This dish tasted really delicious, you can feel, taste and savour the coffee taste in the pork!
8 Crabs has more than just their award winning popular and delicious crab dishes, chilli crab, black pepper crab and salted egg crab. Their other dishes on offer from other seafood, meat and poultry, vegetables and others, gives customers a nice selection of zhi char dishes that can be delivered to your home, ideal for your family and friends gathering, parties, celebrations etc.
The prices for their Live Sri Lanka crabs and other dishes are reasonable in my personal view, delivery to the comfort of your home without you and your family and friends having to go out for a wonderful lunch or dinner.
If you are looking for fresh, great quality, meaty, sweet and award-winning crab dishes and other delicious zhi char dishes for your family/friends gathering in the comfort of your home, look no further than 8 Crabs!
* I would like to thank 8 Crabs for this food tasting opportunity *