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Jul 19, 2009

New Singapore Record: Chili Crab Eating! 431people at the same time

Singaporeans love to queue.......especially when it comes to food
........and it doesn't matter how long the wait, when there is a "bargain" or fantastic food!
Seems everyone wants to be part of that record braking food galore:
The event, perfectly organised by the Chinatown business association (CBA), was about: The most people eating Singapore's world famous signature dish: 'Chilli Crab' at the same time!

If you're a follower of our blog you sure remember this most disgusting (my humble opinion only) Chicken Rice Eating Contest where participants had to stuff themselves with as much chicken rice as possible. So it was a pleasant surprise to learn that during this year's Singapore Food Festival CBA dumped the chicken rice gorging contest for a more sophisticated Chili crap dining.
The 2 hosts both from radio FM97.2 Zheng Xiaoying and Violet Fenying got people excited before the crabs were served

The waitresses waiting for the command
....given by organisers and invited VIP's
..........and this is one of Singapore's favorite and most famous dishes everyone has been waiting for: THE CHILLI CRAB
Finally after some speeches, award givings and music the guests were able to enjoy the sweet and spicy crab can tell that they are savoring.............
It mainly was about food but it was also a carnival for the entertainment of the guests
a carnival band.....
Belly dancers???? yeah!!!
mascots....... and stilt walkers
and the 2 hosts questioning food lovers about their preferences

VIP's also having fun and relishing that delicious crab
Relaxed dancing waiters after they were done with their job- well done btw
VIP guests: Mr. Edmund Chua (S'pore Tourism Board ACE) and Singapore food celebrity KF Seetoh (Makansutra founder and TV host who recently made a guest appearance on the Martha Steward Show to cook Laksa)
That Australian bloke couldn't be bothered by crowds at the successful Chili Crab event. Just one block away in Chinatown he was lonely but obviously enjoying the quiet night and his beer.

"Different folks, different strokes."
And someone else- we know very well- was busy that evening despite almost everyone eating crab next to his kiosk:
Erich and his wife Helen were busy getting their sausages grilled to satisfy their customer queues as well. All grills were on fire with a full load of their best
but regardless how much work there is, Erich has always enough time for a smile and a joke
Do you remember? Erich broke a record as well in 2006 with "the longest sausage"
Check out the longest sausage web album:
From Longest Sausage

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To watch more photos in higher resolution click crab below and slide show in the top left corner of the web album:

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