Ending the Circuit Breaker with 8 Crab

The circuit breaker ended on Monday and we celebrated it with a feast from 8 Crab! What better way to ring in the new term? 

8 Crab is the only company in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs. This is graded by the most experienced crab graders in the trade. This means that the crabs are meatier, tastier, bigger, and less watery. 

After communicating with 8 Crab, I discovered the reason why some crabs I’ve eaten in my life have an ammonia smell. So apparently, crabs naturally travel about 500m every night and prefer to live alone. However, crab farmers breed many crabs in a confined space in order to be profitable. This causes the crabs to get stressed very easily in captivity as many farms cannot replicate their natural habitat. When stressed, crabs produce ammonia, which is a sign of decomposition of seafood. Ah ha! Mystery of so many years solved. I had never bothered to look it up because I thought that maybe some crabs are just like that! Well, never too old to learn. 

Since most restaurants purchase farmed crabs because they are cheaper, as a 
result, they use highly fragrant gravies to cover up the ammonia smell. Thankfully, the crabs from 8 Crab are sourced wild so there’s no need for those excessively spiced or salty gravies. On top of that, to ensure freshness, these crabs are caught, flown, prepared and delivered to their customers within 12 hours. Their award-winning chefs prepare and cook these fresh crabs daily to guarantee the best flavour and taste. In addition, they also have a one driver to an order policy across their 12 kitchens island-wide so that they are able to uphold their promise of One Hour Crab Delivery. 

So did we enjoy the crabs? 

Of course we did! And there was absolutely no ammonia smell and the meat was sweet, firm and succulent. I ordered the XL crab but the kids were still clamouring for more.

The cereal prawns were delicious with shells so crunchy they could be consumed with the prawns. They were very generous with the amount of cereal given too.

The prawn paste chicken was nice too in terms of taste but it was not as crispy as we would have liked by the time it was delivered. Understandably, it’s a dish best consumed on the spot after cooking. 

It was a satisfying dinner overall and we know where to get our crab fix in future! 

Disclosure: We were provided with some credits and topped up the remaining amount ourselves for the sumptuous dinner. No monetary compensation was received. 

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