How to Cook Mud Crab with Ginger & Shallots & Noodles

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In this broadcast, I cooked a popular Cantonese-style crab dish, with some minor tweaks to accommodate what I had in my pantry – ie. dried pho noodles and seafood stock.

Mud Crab with Ginger, Shallots & Noodles Recipe


  • 2 mud crabs, cut into pieces (approx 1 ½ kg)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cornflour)
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • ½ pack dried pho noodles, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3-4 inches ginger, cut into chunks and crushed
  • 3-4 green shallots, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 ½ Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp chicken powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1L water or stock


  1. Heat oil to 180°C.
  2. Drench crab pieces with beaten eggs and tapioca flour.
  3. Deep-fry for about 3 minutes. Remove and drain.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in frying pan. Add ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes or until aromatic and slightly browned.
  5. Add crab pieces followed by Shaoxing wine.
  6. Add all other seasoning ingredients plus water or stock.
  7. Bring to a simmer, then add noodles.
  8. Once noodles are soft, mix remaining tapioca flour with a Tbsp of cold water, then add to frying pan.
  9. Add eggs and mix well. Adjust seasoning, remove and serve.

Mud Crab with Ginger & Shallots & Noodles

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