At Long Last, Chili Crab
August 29, 2011 § 2 Comments
For months before we went to Singapore, our friend Nimesh (who moved there) constantly raved about their signature dish- chili crab. All of our friends who went to visit him did the same thing, raved and raved about this crab dish! So on our first night, a chili crab feast was in order. We ordered one chili crab, as well as a white pepper crab and black pepper crab. The chili crab was delicious, but I also really enjoyed the black pepper crab. It was surprisingly smokey in flavor. Oh, and were these crabs meaty! A far cry from skimpy Maryland crabs. They had claws the size of lobsters.
One of the best parts of the whole dish were these little balls of lightly sweetened fried dough, which you use to dip in the sauce and, I suppose, help cut the spice. They were so uniformly shaped too, which made them that much more appetizing.
Along with the crab, we also got some clams. These were spicier! Suffice it to say I was a bit of a sweaty mess by the end of the meal. It doesn’t help that they don’t provide napkins at restaurants in Singapore. It became very clear on this trip that I use a lot of napkins. After our first day I took to carrying tissues in my purse at all times!