Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Live Pacific Dungeness Crab Tasting

Live Pacific Dungness Crabs
Live Pacific Dungeness Crabs

Singaporean loves eating crab and usually what we have in Singapore is Sri Lankan Crab or from the nearby regions. When Marshal from Wilshire Select Seafood wrote to me for a live hand imported Pacific Dungeness Crab Tasting session, I could not resist trying out this species of crab which is not easily available here.

Steamed Crab
Steamed Crab

Pacific Dungeness Crab weights around 0.7kg to 1.4kg and is harvested from the icy waters of Southeast Alaska down to San Franciso Bay. To introduce us to these highly prized delicacy flown all the way from Seattle, Marshal asked the kitchen to prepare the crabs in 6 different local cooking styles.

Crab Bee Hoon
Crab Bee Hoon

The distinct characteristic of Pacific Dungeness Crab is its texture. It has a firm scallop like texture. This consistency in texture was found in all the crabs that was prepared. Even the claws and legs have the same firmness in its flesh throughout. In terms of taste, it exudes a deep oceanic, rich buttery and slightly sweet taste.

Golden Sand Crab
Golden Sand Crab

Black Pepper Crab
Black Pepper Crab

Creamy Salted Egg Crab
Creamy Salted Egg Crab

Chilli Crab
Chilli Crab

I think the scallop like texture of the Pacific Dungeness Crab will be a hit with Singaporean if it is readily available. It has also excelled in the different local cooking styles which can satisfy all the different Singaporean taste buds.

Lastly, a great thank you to both Marshal and Stefanie for the invitation and wonderful crab tasting feast. If you are interested in importing the Pacific Dungeness Crab, you can contact Marshal or visit their website.

9 comments:

  1. OMG! I love crabs! You were having a feast!!

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  2. Wow! look at all the crabs!!! you are so lucky!
    What is the estimated cost of each dish ?

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  3. @FoodieFC, not sure what is the cost. It is a food tasting where the crabs were brought in my Marshal personally. I think the kitchen charged him as per kg like normal crab dish.

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  4. @mycookinghut Indeed it was a feast! We were all in crab heaven. hahaha.

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  5. @Medifast Coupons, my favourite that night was the Golden Sand Crab.

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  6. Awesome! All the crab dishes look delicious!

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  7. @the food dude, Yes they were. Hopefully more restaurants will import this species of crabs.

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  8. We are live dungeness crab exporter in Seattle, U.S. We are looking for reliable importer of it. Thank you. E-mail: globexusa@hotmail.com / Ted Kim

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