Chili crab is a famous
seafood dish served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is made with
hard-shell crabs, and cooked in thick gravy with a tomato chili
base. It is a popular dish at seafood restaurants.
Sri Lankan hard shell crabs are often used to prepare this dish, and
the chili paste is deliciously covered in a tantalizing array of
ingredients: onions, garlic, black rice vinegar, fresh ground chili,
tomato paste and more.
In some restaurants, chili crabs are often served with a few slices
of French bread or mantou (馒头 Chinese steamed buns). Eater can
simply dip the mantou into the thick gravy, soaking up and eating
the tomato chili sauce for added enjoyment.
Chili Crab is widely recognized as a Singapore food icon, and
Singapore organized chili crab festival almost every year. It is a
great time to enjoy chili crab for tourists. So just always get
alert with their promotion about the event.