Today it’s a new reformulation Cup Noodles from Singapore. Nissin Singapore looks to have done newly formulated versions of pretty much all their Cup Noodles over there and they sound really good. I mean, more crabtastic chilli crab – can’t shrug that off. For those of you who haven’t tried Chilli Crab – here’s a little from Wikipedia –
Chilli crab is a Singaporean seafood dish. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.
Chilli crab has been promoted by The Singapore Tourism Board as one of Singapore’s National Dishes, and can be found in seafood restaurants all over the island. It is traditionally eaten with bare hands as a means to savour the juicy crab meat with its sweet and spicy chilli sauce. Restaurants often provide wet towels or a washing bowl with lime in order to cleanse your hands after the meal.
Chilli crab sauce is described as “sensuous” and “sweet, yet savoury“, with a “fluffy texture”. Mud crabs (Scylla serrata) are the most common type of crabs used for the dish, although other species of crab can be used too.
Only 35th place eh? Well, I’d put the stuff in my top ten as far as the original dish goes. Can’t have enough chilli crab in your life. Anyways, let’s see this company’s adaption to the Cup Noodles range and see how it goes!
Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Crab Flavour (More Crabtastic) – Singapore
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish, shellfish, and crustacean. To prepare, add paste sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.
The paste sachet.
Chilli crab paste.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, crabstick, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and fried onion. The noodles laid on top of a crabby gravy, thick and syrupy. It was great – a bit of spicy taste, crab taste all-encompassing. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279102067.