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jackt Aug 27, 2009 05:11 PM

craving it. all the recs from past threads had a lot of ifs ands and buts. nothing definitively super good and authentic.

any new recs for singapore style chili crab besides belacan?

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  1. J.L. RE: jackt Aug 27, 2009 11:18 PM

    I got nuthin'... Let me know if a new challenger arises.

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      kevin RE: J.L. Aug 30, 2009 12:59 PM

      you could go to century city for the one at rock sugar, but i don't know how great it is

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        Cinnamon RE: kevin Aug 30, 2009 07:06 PM

        Probably sweet... they're true to their name! But if you decide to go, it's a fabulous venue to try out with some tasty dishes (not everything though)... just don't expect authentic. The spareribs are gorgeous. Bring a date or a friend who likes cool environments.

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      bulavinaka RE: jackt Aug 30, 2009 04:18 PM

      I don't think you'll find a reasonable version. I think there are chefs here who have the skills to do great crustacean dishes, but the problem lies in the type of crab that they use in Singaporean chilli crab - it's usually been described as a "mud crab," that's imported from the Indian Ocean region.

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