Differences between Sri Lankan crabs and other Mud Crabs from South East Asia

So you may be asking, what’s the difference? It’s real simple!

Sri Lankan Mud Crabs:

Mighty big claws, more Meat, extremely tender and flavourful. Rare in Singapore, Most premium restaurants usually serve via advanced arrangements.

Southeast Asian Mud Crabs:

The same species originating in other parts of South East Asia is also tasty and tender, but firmer than the actual Sri Lankan variant. Most premium restaurants in Singapore use Mud Crabs from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Philippines.

Which type of crab should I order?

When comparing Southeast Asian crabs to Sri Lanka crabs, the choice between them often comes down to personal preference and the specific culinary application.

Don’t be fooled by overpriced Southeast Asian crabs sold at most seafood restaurants. The cost price of Southeast Asian crabs is in reality much lower, and these restaurants will use these crabs in their dishes but charge you premium Sri Lankan crab prices.

At 8 Crabs, we offer both Southeast Asian crabs and genuine Sri Lankan Crabs at transparent and honest prices. You can decide what is your budget for your crab feast and choose the type of crab that best fits it!