Monday, June 15, 2020

8 Crabs Seafood Same-Day Home Delivery - Fresh Sri Lankan Crabs & Zhi Char Delivered to Your Doorstep!

I think we've ordered chilli crabs for dinner 2-3 times over the Covid-19 circuit breaker period, but our last order from 8 Crabs Seafood Kitchen was by far the most impressive and satisfying.

I'm salivating just thinking about that meal we had haha...

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Since we started staying home more, I've been cooking much, much more. Almost daily.

For one, it's healthier than buying takeaway or ordering delivery. Secondly, it's of course cheaper. And thirdly, well, I love cooking for my family ( ◞・౪・)

Even though I'm not an exceptionally good cook, my family still enjoys my cooking and it gives me great pleasure to be able to whip up simple, wholesome meals to fill their tummies.

I wish I could say that I cooked this delicious spread but sorry no, if a dish is deep-fried or usually requires more than a few simple steps or staple ingredients, than it's probably not from Mama Ai's kitchen hehehe...

The food I cook is usually pretty easy to prepare and if we are craving for something more elaborate or "messy" to cook, then we'd definitely order in.

8 Crabs Seafood Kitchen caught my eyes as some of my friends had ordered from them previously and even from the pics, their crabs looks sooooooo meaty and delicious!

In case you didn't know, most restaurants actually purchase farmed crabs because they are cheaper. As a result, they use highly fragrant sauces to cover up the ammonia smell that crabs produce when they are stressed, for example, when they are held in captivity.

8 Crabs is apparently the only seafood import wholesale and crab delivery service in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs. This is graded by the most experienced crab graders in the trade and that means their crabs are meatier, tastier, bigger and less watery. 

For dinner that night, we had their award-winning Chilli Crab, Fried Mantou, Prawn Paste Chicken, and Butter Battered Calamari #drool

The boy was really impressed that the food arrived hot, not luke-warm, and the fried food like the Butter Battered Calamari  {small} remained extra crispy and not soggy at all #winning

I think that's because they have a one-driver-to-an-order policy across 12 kitchens island-wide so you can be assured of their One Hour Crab Delivery promise or your money back.

Your food won't be stuck at the back of some delivery car going all over Singapore while it gets cold and stale, that's for sure.

The Prawn Paste Chicken aka Ha Cheong Gai {small} very flavourful and juicy, and every bite you could hear the thin crispy crust breaking into tiny, delightful pieces.

Lil Pumpkin ate most of this that night...

... As well as the Fried Mantou buns {set of 5}!!!

If you eat Chilli Crab {or their award-winning Salted Egg Yolk Crab}, then the Fried Mantou buns are a definite must to dip and eat with the sauce! They are fluffy soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside!

I reckon Lil Pumpkin walloped at least half of these. She loves dunking these in the sweet-savoury Chilli Crab sauce, which surprisingly enough, is not too spicy for her heh.

Note to self: Order more Fried Mantou the next time.

Saved the best to talk about last haha..

The Chilli Crab is super shiok!!! OMMMGGGGG!!!!

We ordered one extra large crab, which is around 900g - 1kg and enough for both the boy and me as Lil Pumpkin doesn't like to eat shellfish.

The sauce here is thick, gooey and eggy with more than enough sauce to cover the crab, mantou and even extra if you want to keep for another day... like me because I didn't want to waste!! I used the extra to make chilli crab pasta with frozen chilli crab meat the next day hehe _へ__(‾◡◝ )>

I like that it's not overwhelmingly spicy such that your taste-buds burn and you can't enjoy the crab or overall flavour of dish. It isn't too sweet either so I like this appetising, well-balanced sauce.

Can you see the size of that crab pincer??!! It's almost the size of Lil Pumpkin's hand!!

This extra large crab definitely had a substantial amount of chunky succulent-sweet meat. It was extremely gratifying sucking the juicy meat out of the shell and well worth getting our hands all dirty haha..

8 Crabs Seafood Kitchen also has other popular zhi char dishes like Cereal Prawn, Coffee Pork Ribs, Yang Zhou Fried Rice, Yam Ring, Sweet and Sour Pork, Curry Fish Head and many more.

Their website is very easy to navigate and tells you explicitly how many pax each serving can approximately feed, which I find to be very helpful. Delivery island-wide costs S$8 for same day or advance order, S$18 for express 1-hour delivery {allow 15 mins for order processing} or spend a minimum of S$120 for free delivery regardless of delivery type.

I highly recommend and will definitely be ordering from them again (*^▽^*)

8 Crabs Seafood Kitchen
Tel: 6853 8249 (ext 118)

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