Got two packs of this Singapore's acclaimed chilli crab sauce from my Singaporean cousin when we met early this month in Kuching. Thank you so much, cousin for this yummy sauce and clothings for kids that you specially brought over.
When I read the recipe from Luxury Haven last month, I immediately whatapps my cousin to get me the sauce to try. I knew this place in Sibu serves this sauce with fried mantau as they proudly stated in their menu that they are the very 1st cafe over here to incorporate a menu of such.
I have not try their mantou with this chilli crab dipping but I think they are nothing different from what we have in Kuching. I tasted this fried mantou with chilli crab dipping before in Kuching. If not mistaken, it was in Rock Road Seafood Restaurant. I just remember it tasted good.
So, I came up with my own mantou with seafood in chilli crab sauce. I followed recipe from Luxury Haven on how to cook the seafood delight but I only used mussels and prawns.
My seafood delight
And from a stall where I bought my fresh big prawns the other day, I was not only greeted by the friendly lady mending the stall but another regular visitor, according to the lady.
This tiny fella always flies around the fishes and resting on them. Okay, I got my prawns but no fishes that day.
So, I served this dish last night. Great to go with rice or fried mantou. My fried mantau finished faster than the seafood as everyone kept dipping them with the sauce. I myself hardly ate rice last night!
The sauce was good and spicy (I did not used the Extra Hot Chilli Mix as I felt it was spicy enough).
I still have a pack left in Kuching. Maybe I will add more seafood and get my parents to try one of these days.
As for the fried mantou, just thaw and steam for 10 minutes or according to the package instruction. Let them cool down to ensure outer skins are dry before deep frying. In a deep wok or pan, heat enough oil for deep frying. Once hot, add the mantou one by one but do not overcrowd the wok or pan. Maintain the temperature of the oil to ensure crispy outside and minimal oil absorption. Dish out once golden.
Crispy outside but soft and fluffy mantou inside!