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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by valleyman » Wed, 29 May 2013 5:08 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions on a good place to buy fresh crab? Besides NTUC? Ideally on the East Coast, and not something where I have to go to the docks at 4:30am before it sells out.
Try the Tekka wet market@Buffalo road...There's one specialist crab stall there which sells crabs of many varieties and sizes.. Tekka is very good for fresh seafood & meat...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 May 2013 5:30 pm

Sergei, I was in NTUC @ NEX on Sunday and you are right. They had a bin of Flower crabs on ice and also a big glass tank of live flower crabs as well at a stupid price of 28.80/kg.

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Post by Sergei82 » Wed, 29 May 2013 5:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sergei, I was in NTUC @ NEX on Sunday and you are right. They had a bin of Flower crabs on ice and also a big glass tank of live flower crabs as well at a stupid price of 28.80/kg.
What price is not stupid?

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by un1234 » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 2:25 pm

Hi guys,
Is there anyone can help me some recommends about live crab in Singapore?
I would to to know the name of places (including restaurants, supper market...) where are popular to buy crab (retail) such as NTUC and Seong Siong?
And the name of companies which are famous about distribution crabs for NTUC and Seong Siong ?
As I know, the high quality crabs are mostly from Sri lanka and Bangladesh, are they right or other countries?
And the last, can you guys can help me a website to find information about size of crab? Price for each size?
Thank you so much :) =D> =D>

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 4:17 pm

What kind of crabs are you looking for? Mangrove/mud crabs (the type for Chili Crab), Hairy crabs, Flower/Blue Swimmer crabs?

You can buy them at the dock wholesellers (Senoko or Jurong Fishery Ports) but you will need to either be local or take a local with you as you will need to be able to negotiate with them. Last time I went there I bought 30 Mud crabs and paid around $147 if I remember correctly (Went there at 3:30 in the morning).

When buying crabs do not buy them within 5 days either side of a full moon as crabs normally molt on the full moon or thereabouts. Between the new moon and the week before it's full is the best time.

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Re: Buy fresh crab

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Jan 2019 5:29 pm

You are not as luckz007 as you think you are.....

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by archcherub » Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:09 am

ironically, Cold Storage supermarket is not as good as the local brand "Sheng Shiong" supermarket (not sure if my spelling is correct.
For this sheng shiong supermarket, if you have a large supermarket near you, they usually have live crabs!

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Feb 2019 6:18 pm

In recent years so does NTUC occasionally (at least the major ones like @ NEX). We also have a Sheng Shiong about 2 km the other direction on Serangoon Nth Ave 5 where they also carry live crabs, prawns, all the time, etc.

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by archcherub » Sun, 17 Feb 2019 5:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:In recent years so does NTUC occasionally (at least the major ones like @ NEX). We also have a Sheng Shiong about 2 km the other direction on Serangoon Nth Ave 5 where they also carry live crabs, prawns, all the time, etc.
awww that sheng shiong with all the live seafood. so good! :D

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:18 am

Yeah, but you are better off going to a crab distributer, Jim Food Supplier,(at the pool end of Serangoon Sport Centre right across the side street from the "Crab Party" restaurant) or going to wharves as noted earlier.

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Re: Buy fresh crab

Post by Bluesky3000 » Mon, 20 May 2019 7:19 pm

Try the wet markets early in the morning, especially on early morning, they usually have good deals!

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