Singaporean Inspired Chilli Crab Recipe

by | May 24, 2020 | Food hub, Home-cooked | 2 comments

Chilli crab is a Southeast Asian seafood dish that originated from Singapore. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato-and-chilli-based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish unless it is my Singaporean inspired chilli crab recipe.

I experienced Singapore Chilli Crab when I first visited Singapore in 2003. Several work colleagues and I were attending my Airworthiness Inspectors course at the Singapore Aviation Academy and I was heavily pregnant with Ashton. I spent 5 glorious weeks in Singapore and indulged in the most luscious dishes I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing.

My top 5 dishes to eat in Singapore

  1. Chilli Crab.
  2. Fish Head Curry
  3. Black Pepper Crab
  4. BBQ grilled prawns
  5. Laksa

Yesterday, Ashton and I whipped up this Chilli Crab dish that’s incredibly easy yet oh so delicious.

Click HERE for another of my crab curry recipes that is worth a try.

Chilli crab hits all the right spots with tangy gravy that seeps into the succulent flesh of the stir-fried crab. This Singaporean inspired chilli crab recipe is a real treat and is best served with rice or rotis. For the ultimate experience, crab is best eaten with your hands .


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