(Editor’s note: A previous version of this article priced the Chilli Crab ‘O’ at $1.50 per piece, which is inaccurate. The writer has been sent to eat 25 Chilli Crab ‘O’ before the day ends, with his own money. *smirks*)
I‘ll admit it. When my boss told me to try this Chilli Crab ‘O’ that Old Chang Kee is selling for National Day, I was a little bit worried.
I mean, after all the new food that brands tried to come up with recently (and failed badly), you’d be worried too.
Like McDonald’s Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger
Or Their Breakfast Curry Burger
Yup, you get why I’m worried.
But then again, this is Old Chang Kee we’re talking about.
You know, the brand that believes in staff welfare and authenticity before anything else (or so I’m told).
So I bravely looked my boss in the eye and said…
And I lost.
So I was stuck with this.
How does it look?
To be honest, the chilli crab ‘O’ itself doesn’t look really bad.
In fact, it’s the opposite. It looks damn good.
And that’s an understatement.
Although you have to admit that the fiery red the puff comes in does look very intimidating. Almost like nature’s way of telling you, DANGER, BACK OFF. NOW.
But seeing how online reviews are raving about these delicious bits of crabs, I knew I have to give it a go.
Plus, my boss’s watching me from his office, ready to fire me at any moment.
So I took a bite.
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