Chilli crab in Singapore

Pair juicy crab meat with sweet and spicy chilli sauce and what you get is one of Singapore’s most famous dishes: chilli crab. Yet, this internationally renowned dish can be expensive as crab is one of the pricier meats on the market. 

That’s why we’ve sussed out 10 places that sell the cheapest chilli crab in Singapore, where you can enjoy this dish without exhausting your wallet. Do take note that the prices may change seasonally, so make sure you call ahead before making your way down to any of these places. 

1. 8 Crabs

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For affordable chilli crab delivered to your doorstep, consider 8 Crabs. Here, only AAA graded Sri Lankan wild crabs, air-flown daily into Singapore, are used. These crabs are larger and meatier, testament to their wild-caught nature. Two of their regular-sized crabs go for $79.90, cooked in your choice of sauce. This works out to be less than $40 per crab—a definite steal for the quality you’re getting. You can also get two large crabs for $114.90.

Their chilli crab sauce is well-balanced, with savoury, sweet, and spicy notes, perfect to go along with fried mantou. Meanwhile, those looking to host a zi char style dinner at home can consider the Signature Crab Set Meal (from $156), which comes with local favourites such as Prawn Paste Chicken and Coffee Pork Ribs. If you’re on a time crunch, fret not, as 8 Crabs has an express one-hour delivery option, priced at $18.

Tel: 8725 0725

2. Sinaran Seafood and Catering

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Nestled in a nondescript coffee shop, Sinaran Seafood and Catering is a casual halal-certified eatery that whips up a mean serving of chilli crab (from $45). Fried mantou

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