Originated from a peddling trolley in 1956, chili sauce became the famous dish of the island nation that all visitors want to enjoy.
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In 1956, Cher Yam Tian and her husband Lim Choo Ngee began selling crab cakes cooked with tomato sauce, then flavored the dish by adding chili sauce. They sell in a cart beside the Kallang River. The convenient trade and chili sauce became popular so they could open a Palm Beach restaurant.
The first version of chili sauce was fresh crab cooked with tomato sauce, chili sauce and French bread. The name is chili sauce, but this dish is not too spicy. CNN listed it as the 35th best restaurant in the world in 2011.
A famous chef who opened the Dragon Phoenix restaurant later added a recipe to the original chili sauce recipe. He uses sambal chilli sauce, tomato sauce and eggs instead of chilli and bottled tomatoes. This recipe is becoming more popular, applicable to most chili crab today that you enjoy in Singapore.
Chilli sauce in this dish is described as “full of excitement” and “sweet, salty” with the outside of cotton. Mud crab is the most common crab to make this dish, but other types of crabs can be processed in the same way.
The traditional way to enjoy this dish is to use your hands to eat, feel the taste of crab meat with sweet pepper sauce. Guests will feel the charm of the dish in front of the shell, when peeled, eat the meat submerged in the fever and not resist the sucking of his fingers.
Eat with crab sauce is fried dumplings or steamed dumplings named mantou, used to dip with chili sauce, tomatoes and eggs beaten. The restaurant always provides wet paper or a bowl of water and lemon for guests to wash their hands after eating.
Chilli sauce has been selected by the Tourism Authority of Singapore as one of the national dishes that tourists can find at any seafood restaurant in the Lion Island. However, the best chili crab destinations you should try are Long Beach Seafood Restaurant, No Sign Boad, Jumbo, Red House, or Mellben.