Sumptuous Family Seafood Meal with 8 Crabs: Review

Sumptuous Family Seafood Meal with 8 Crabs

Just when we were setting new year resolutions and wishing for a better year, a global pandemic hit us. The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus resulted in major disruptions in the economy, businesses and even in our personal lives.

We’re already about a month in to the #CircuitBreaker measures, how are you coping with staying at home? I’ve been indulging in Netflix, learning new recipes and exploring local restaurants who do deliveries! One of the most sumptuous meal I had with my family was a seafood fare by 8 Crabs!

(No family shots because my family members are rather shy, so let’s just indulge in some drool-worthy dishes.)

About 8 Crabs

8 Crabs is an award-winning crab and seafood delivery service serving Singaporeans island-wide. They started off as a premium seafood importer but quickly evolved into a premium seafood kitchen. All dishes are prepared with award-winning chefs from highly prestigious restaurants.

Facts about Sourcing Crabs

  • Crabs naturally travel about 500m every night and prefer to live alone
  • Crab farmers breed many crabs in confined spaces 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 in seafood.

If you remember tasting the slight ammonia taste, you’ll know that cheaper, farmed crabs were served. Restaurants who use farmed crabs also tend to have highly fragrant gravy to cover up the ammonia taste.


Why 8 Crabs?

8 Crabs 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. The wild crabs sourced means that crabs are meatier, tastier, bigger, and less watery, without the ammonia taste. To ensure freshness, these crabs are caught, flown, prepared and delivered within 12 hours. They’ve also got a one-driver-to-an-order policy across their 12 kitchens island-wide so that they can fulfil their One Hour Crab Delivery.

My Sumptuous Dinner

C/o 8 Crabs, my family and I got to enjoy a fresh seafood meal prepared and cooked by award-winning chefs! I placed my order on the website a day before my intended delivery date with the following dishes:

Delivery confirmation was quick as well from their WhatsApp service which is great if you suddenly crave for some crabs.

My favourite dish from the meal was definitely the Chilli Crab, dipped with Fried Mantou. It has been a while since I last cooked this dish with my partner. Eating it sure brings back good memories! The crab meat was juicy and sweet, and the gravy was super tasty. I was practically having mouthfuls even after we finished the crab.

(My favourite part of the crab – the pincers. Who else love pincers like I do?)
(The deliciously thick and flavourful gravy left me wanting more)

The Yam Ring was delicious as well with its crispy crusty exterior and flavourful toppings.

(The Yam Ring)
(The really spicy Sambal Kang Kong)
(The silky smooth Claypot Beancurd)

The whole meal makes me reminisce the time when we had extended family meal gatherings!

(A little bit of everything makes the stomach and heart full)

Can’t wait for the next one when the Circuit Breaker ends! Also, support our local F&B scene and order your next meal online!


8 Crabs Seafood Kitchen
WhatsApp: +65 8725 0725 (*No Calls)


Create yourself and be gorgeous!
XOXO, Roanna

Disclaimer: Meal was sponsored by 8 Crabs for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand. I am compensated for providing my review experience.

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