Do Crabs Weigh Less After Preparation?

 

Our Sri Lankan Wild Catch Crabs are known to be arguably the biggest type of crabs in Singapore, when it comparison to each individual weight class. Our crabs are also guaranteed to be the meatiest, given the type of crab grading that we engage in Sri Lanka. While we ensure that only healthy, happy, and meaty live crabs get cooked, customers may time to time feel disappointed upon putting their crab delivery on the weighing scale – only to find out that their crabs weight 25 to 35 percent less!

We pride ourselves to be an honest crab delivery service in Singapore, led by a humble team, inspired and driven to bring smiles to the faces of all, one crab at a time. We are are proud to always proclaim that we will never ever scam any customer by shortchanging them.

For estimates: 
1.2kg Live Crab(XXL Size) – 25%(Clean & Gut) = 900g RAW – 10% Cooking = ~800g COOKED 

750g Live Crab(L Size) – 25%(Clean & Gut) = 560g RAW – 10% Cooking = ~500g COOKED

Check out this video on how a crab loses its mass after preparation below:

Why does my crab look smaller than expected?

All our mud crabs are sourced from the wild and the only way we grade them is by weighing and checking for their meaty bodys. A newly matured mud crab may be watery and we have to leave them in the wild to fatten. 

Mud crabs have male characteristics and female characteristics. 

Gender

Claws Headshell and Body

Male

30% Bigger Claws

Smaller Headshell & Body

Female Smaller Claws

30% Bigger Headshell & Body


Here is an example of mud crabs of the same weight range(850-900g) but of different gender.

Both crabs are of the same range 850-900grams but there significant difference will be the size of the headshell(body) and the size of the pincers(claws). 

We wish to clarify that all crabs are weighed before cooking to ensure that your order is properly catered to in terms of sizes.