Super Easy and Tasty Singaporean Chilli Crab

By Tamie Tui  •  0 comments  •   2 minute read

Super Easy and Tasty Singaporean Chilli Crab

Often said to be Singapore's national seafood dish and arguably their national dish, the Singaporean Chilli Crab is said to come about when Cher Yam Tian accidentally used a bottle of chilli sauce instead of her usual tomato sauce! This dish is so good that Michelin has profiled the dish in their guide and has again made CNN's world's 50 best dishes this year. 

The signature sauce consists of a chilli and tomato base which is a gravy like texture and has a sweet, spicy and tangy taste to it. Traditionally the dish is made with mud crab, but generally you can use any fresh quality crab you can find. This dish is best eaten with your hands to get the best tasting experience - we recommend wearing a bib of some sort as it can get messy with that finger licking sauce and is also best accompanied with 'mantou' (a traditional bun) that you can mop up all the delicious sauce with!

In the first of our AYAM™ recipe blog series*, we present to you a super easy and tasty recipe that you can make at home that will take you back to your memories of Singapore!



• Clean the crab and chop into small pieces.
• Heat pan and add chilli crab sauce, tomato sauce and water. Stir for a while.
• Add crab and stir-fry for a few minutes.
• Cover and simmer, stirring once or twice, until the crab is cooked.
• Add the beaten-egg into the pan and continue to stir-fry for a while and turn off heat.
• Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


*Video and recipe are supplied courtesy of AYAM™. All other copy in this blog and website are the copyright of Just Go Shop. 

AYAM™ has kindly given us permission to share their quick and easy recipes so that you can make authentic Asian dishes at home. 

It's a brand instantly recognisable around the world including non-Asian countries such as ours in Australia. All AYAM™ products have no added MSG, artificial colours and flavours and contain no preservatives which is even better for our healthy selves! We hope you enjoy the series and the yummy food that you get to taste along the way! #mamakstyle

*Please note that this is NOT a paid partnership with the brand.

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