If there’s one thing I’m realizing during this circuit breaker/partial lockdown season in Singapore, it’s that I’m more adaptable than I even thought! As a city girl who loves being out and about, somehow I’ve learned to somewhat get used to this “new normal”.
With that said, I’ve been trying my best during this stay home season too, catching up with things I tend to put off, like reading my Chinese books and picking up driving again. I will freely admit that it’s not easy or even possible to #staypositive everyday or be productive 100%, so any kind of happiness brought into my days are a welcome treat. Last week, this came in the form of a meal consisting of my favourite local dishes, ordered from 8 Crabs!
8 Crabs is an online business, specialising in crab and seafood dishes for delivery. They reached out to let me try some dishes from their menu, for a delicious meal for me and my family during this circuit breaker (thank you!).
Since 8 Crabs is known for their crabs (they’re Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs), I had to order my fave chilli crab dish! We also picked cereal prawns and coffee pork ribs – some of my favourite Singaporean dishes, yum!
When browsing their online menu, I noted that most of the dishes come in 3 different sized portions, with different price points and a suggestion of the number of pax served.
From my photos, you can see the serving size for the chilli crab (extra large), cereal prawn (small) and coffee pork ribs (small). The portions were pretty generous, I counted 7 large prawns in the prawn dish! The prices are a little high, but all 3 dishes were delicious and we agreed that the crab did taste fresher than crabs we’ve had before. I didn’t get the mantou (Chinese steamed buns) to go with the crab, but we enjoyed it with some baguette we had at home, loved it!
8 Crabs shared some interesting info with me about crabs (farmed vs wild sourced), the company’s process and their operations, which was something new to me, despite enjoying crab dishes for so long.
So apparently, most restaurants serve farmed crabs (those bred by crab farmers in large numbers in smaller spaces), because they are cheaper. 8 Crabs sources their wild caught crabs daily from Sri Lanka, and then have them flown in and prepared in Singapore, meaning that the crabs taste fresher and are meatier! If you’d like to know more about this, you can read more about the crabs here and the process here.
My Shopping Experience
I ordered straight from the 8 crabs website and found it straightforward and easy to use, with the details of the crabs clearly listed out.
I just wanted to point out something I experienced, which is when I made my order on a Sunday afternoon, at the checkout step, I was told that the XL chilli crab I wanted was out of stock. I tried again on Monday afternoon and got it successfully. I suppose they’re probably busier with more orders on weekends.
As for delivery, time slots are available in one hour slots, from lunch at 12:30 – 1:30pm, then evening slots from 6pm onwards. Delivery charges depend on your time of order+delivery but delivery is free for orders above S$120. Utensils and contactless delivery are available.
I usually eat crab and seafood dishes out at restaurants, but it was great getting to eat a messy meal in the comforts of home haha! I ordered it to arrive for dinner at the end of the work week and it was the perfect way to end it. :)
If you want a delicious pick me up during CB too, have a browse and maybe order some crab dishes for you and your families too!
Note: This meal was a gift from 8 Crabs, but I also ordered extra and paid for a portion of it myself. This is not a paid post and all opinions shared are my own.
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