Can you ever imagine waiting over 2 hours for a mini serving of chili crabs at $5?
Obviously not in Malaysia, but when you are in London and with no fresh crabs in sight, the 2 hour long wait is well worth it. Plus the long queue over Tiger beers gave me time to chance up with Paul whom I have not seen since leaving SM Subang Jaya. All the festivities were part of the Singapore Chili Crab Festival organised by S’porean Tourism Board & Tiger beer.
The food was decent – chicken satay was on the tough side since not much fat was included in the skewer, laksa soup base alright but hate the cut-up spaghetti being used as substitute for yellow noodles and char kuey teow was hopeless when it’s prepared for the masses and minus the fatty pork bits.
Nevertheless, the chili crabs do deserve some praises since the sauce was close to the original sweet & spicy version served back home. Great when soaked up by the mini baguettes served with the crabs. Sad part was paying $5 for miserable 3 pieces of crabs which don’t even come up to
half a crab! Think the huge costs must have gone to paying for the special air-freight of the crabs all the way from Singapore.
Given this experience, I’ll definitely savour my seafood makan escapades back home and stuff myself silly with crabs before returning to London again!
Pics of me with Paul & Chia Hui