I received a bundle of goodies a few weeks ago from Prima Taste Singapore, and I couldn't have been more stoked at having the opportunity to cook my heart out and experiment again in the kitchen. Truth be told, I tend to stick to Hainanese chicken and good old laksa that I have minimal to zero knowledge about other Singaporean based dishes. Then I picked up the Chilli Crab Noodle packet, and I've never been the same since.
Good enough to feed an army of hungry hippos, this noodle based dish is perfect for summer when you get a hankering for noodles but couldn't quite bear the torture of eating it with hot broth. The noodles are chewy, firm and borders on the thick side. The best thing about Prima Taste's Chilli Crab La Mian is in its buttery, subtly spicy and aptly sweet sauce. It envelops the noodles perfectly and makes for a very aromatic, and flavorful snack or meal. I'm a little pissed that the supermarket ran out of live crab when I went to buy groceries, and shredded crab meat wouldn't look as appetizing for toppings so I made do with shelled prawns. Regardless, it tasted divine. You can opt for other toppings like oysters, lobster meat and whatever tickles your fancy!
Singapore Chilli Crab La Mian
- 1 pack Singapore Chilli Crab La Mian
- 8 to 10 pieces of shelled and deveined prawns, washed and drained
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup spring onions or leeks, sliced
- Cooking oil
- Sprite soda, or equivalent
- In a medium-sized pan, heat the cooking oil on medium-high heat.
- Saute the garlic until aromatic and brown.
- Add the prawns and leeks, stir until prawns change color.
- Pour the Sprite soda until prawns are just submerged. Cook until the liquid is dissolved. Set aside
- In a medium-sized pot, bring water to a boil and add the noodles, cook for 6 minutes and drain
- On medium-low heat, replace the pan on the stove and add the chilli crab oil and sauce. Stir lightly.
- Add the cooked noodles in the pan and toss to coat evenly. Remove from heat.
- Place the noodles on a serving plate. Best enjoyed while hot.
Noodle dishes need not be boring, and thanks to Prima Taste, I'm going to up the ante in the kitchen! Have you tried Prima Taste's Singapore Chilli Crab? What is your favorite way to cook it? Share them in the comment section below! This will be the first of the many #PrimaTasteSeries blog posts I'll be churning out in the coming weeks, are you as excited as I am? See you on my next pig out session!
Your pig out buddy,