singapore chilli crab pasta with onsen egg and salmon roe

Singapore Chilli Crab Pasta

D'Open Kitchen's own rendition of Singapore's Chilli Crab Pasta Recipe.
Chilli crab is an iconic Singapore dish that was invented back in the 1950s. Chilli crab has became so popular that had celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey come Singapore to challenge making this iconic seafood dish.
There are so many variations to making this dish and there are many fusion dishes that revolves around chilli crab.
This chilli crab recipe of ours with an italian twist is a quick and easy way to replicate the chilli crab taste and to satisfy cravings for Singaporean who is staying abroad.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Singapore
Servings 2 person
Calories 490 kcal


  • Pot
  • Frying Pan



  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 125 gram pasta of your choice

Crab Meat Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp shallots
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic
  • 200 gram crab meat
  • 3 tbsp sambal chilli
  • 21 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 1 poached egg
  • Garnish Spring Onion
  • Garnish salmon roe


  • In a large pot, bring water to boil and add in salt
  • Put pasta to cook for 12-15mins or until al dente
  • Drain the pasta and set aside for use. Keep pasta water for later use
  • In a heated pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and add in shallots, saute for a min and add in garlic
  • Add the crab meat in and saute for a few minutes
  • Add in the samba chilli and tomato sauce. Pour in the pasta water
  • Simmer for 4-5mins and add in sugar and salt to taste
  • Add all the pasta in. Mix well with the sauce
  • Add the beaten egg in and mix with pasta
  • Dish up and add a poached egg on top of the pasta
  • Garnish with spring onions and chilli. Add the salmon roe on top of the poached eggs



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Keyword spicy

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