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Where do the big ones go?

Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:51 pm

We tend to eat dinner at home a lot as we have a young daughter and I am gradually improving my cooking skills and beginning to enjoy it.

We love seafood and buy from the local market but does anyone know where to go to find decent sized crabs?

The local market and the supermarket both sell live crabs but they are so small compared to those the restaurants offer.

I assume the restaurants get first pick of the daily catches the fishermen bring in but I don't know where they buy or if I would be able to buy from the same places.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:56 pm

"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 1:17 pm

Funny!

Thats great thank you I will get up early and give it a try........or as your link suggests party all night and buy before I go home! :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 1:24 pm

http://www.ava.gov.sg/AgricultureFisher ... sheryPort/

They don't seem to be too strict regarding the annual fee as I've never paid it. You leave your NRIC/EP at the gate and sign in and off you go, if you have a local friend, I'd suggest getting them to tag along to assist in the "bargaining" process. :wink:

Or, you can go to Sheng Siong Supermarkets. They usually have a pretty wide range of live seafoods and crabs. When buying crabs, it's generally best to buy them during the week before the full moon as that will be when the crabs are of fullest prior to moulting to a larger shell. Are you looking for Sea (Flower) Crabs (normally used for Crab Curry or deepfried crab (Indian style) or Mangrove Crabs (those normally used for Chili Crab).

Or are you looking for crabs for steaming Chesapeake Bay style! ;-)

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Another alternative is buying from a distributor like Jim Foods Supplier, who I also use now & again as he's very close to my home. But must get there early in the morning as well (7~8 am - call to find out his opening hours).
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Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 1:44 pm

wow you are a crab connoisseur!

I think we would go for any crab and try cooking in any way. It helps improve my cooking skills.

However, initially it would be the Mangrove crab for chili crab.

Thank you very much for the information, some excellent leads there :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 2:22 pm

The steamed ones in the photo are Mangrove Crabs.

Last night, I just finished up a huge pot of Chili Crab the wife made on Saturday for my 65th B'day. Her recipe actually was in The New Paper a month or so ago. One of the reporters ran into her in the wet market and was trying to find spices of which she knew nothing about and my wife asked her if she needed help. One things led to another, and the reporter ended up doing a story about chili crab & her recipe.
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Post by Steve1960 » Mon, 03 Sep 2012 2:43 pm

You are just making me very hungry now! =P~

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