Fresh crabs are cooked in a sweet, spicy sauce with ginger, garlic and shallots in this chilli crab dish that's eaten a lot in Malaysia. Forget the utensils and just use your hands to eat this. Have some toasted bread on the side to mop up the sauce.
Oh boy! I'm not 100% certain I prepared this as it was intended but if not, my interpretation was excellent too. There are many types of crabs so I'm not sure which kind you are supposed to use here. Blue crab maybe? I don't know? I used the kind available to me and they did not disappoint. The sauce is excellent and I think it would be good with shrimp too. There was just the right amount of sweet, heat, and tart and then you go adding cilantro and MMMMMMM! Messy yes but 5 stars all the way! Thanks for sharing! - 30 Mar 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Not the real deal that comes from SE Asia or specifically from Singapore. Just tailored to western tastes, rather than the authentic better tasting chilli crabs back home. - 12 Jan 2015 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)
Even my children loved this....... - 16 Dec 2012 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)