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Singapore style chilli crab in Calgary

Lucki Dec 6, 2009 05:20 PM

Has anyone run across Singapore style chilli crab in Calgary?

My parents spent several years in that part of the world and are craving chilli crab. Short of flying to Singapore, anyone know of a place that serves it?

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    foodkarma Dec 20, 2009 07:52 PM

    ^ I was thinking the same - I don't think this city serves Singapore Chili crab after Tropika closed here.

    You can learn to make it at home? The last time I had this was in Vancouver at a restaurant called Prima Taste. They sell their mix online. http://onlinestore.prima.com.sg/onlin...

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    1. re: foodkarma
      aktivistin Dec 21, 2009 09:20 PM

      If Prima Taste sells that mix in Canada, you might be able to find it at T&T. I've seen a few Prima Taste mixes there.

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        Lucki Dec 23, 2009 05:42 AM

        I tried the T&T at Harvest Hills last night. They had an empty display box of Chilli Crab mix. At least I know they sometimes have it! I'm going to try one of the other T&T stores today. Thanks for the tip!

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          Lucki Dec 23, 2009 11:48 AM

          As a little update - I found it at the T&T on 36th Street. I'll let you all know how it turns out! Thanks again for the tip!

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      makan2 Dec 20, 2009 06:28 PM

      I know my Singapore Chilli Crab and you can't really get it in Calgary anywhere...except when my mum cooks it!

      The closest place is probably Tropika in Edmonton. They can prepare Singapore style Chili Crab.

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        John Manzo Dec 21, 2009 08:25 AM

        makan2, does your mom make roti pratha? If she does, I would really like to get to know you!

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          makan2 Dec 22, 2009 10:55 AM

          Hi John,

          Unforturnately, no, she doesn't know how to make roti pratha. You can buy them frozen at T&T Supermarket. Look for the dim sum section and you should be able to find them there.

      2. John Manzo Dec 6, 2009 05:32 PM

        Not sure about the crab, but your parents should know that they can get a decent Hainanese chicken rice at Calgary Court in Chinatown.

        Chili crab is, if I'm not mistaken, called "Cantonese crab" at some restos, so maybe you could look for that. That said, there is next to zero Malaysian/Singaporean places in Calgary. They might try Vancouver.

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