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Tasty Flower Crab Soup (美味花蟹汤)

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About this recipe: Chinese loves adding Flower Crabs when making Steamboat as the meat is really sweet. Steaming it in a distinct sauce is also one of the most common methods of cooking this crab.

blackswan North Region, Singapore

Serves: 3 

  • 1 Flower Crab
  • 250g Enoki
  • 1 sprig Spring Onion
  • 500ml Chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp Carnation Evaporate Milk
  • 1 tsp Oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp minced Ginger
  • 2 tsp Chinese Cooking Wine

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. When choosing crab, get one with roes for tastier soup base.
  2. Wash crab thoroughly. Remove crab legs by twisting & pulling them off. Loosen shell by lifting it, then turning crab over to remove shell by peeling it apart from body as shown in pix .
  3. Dispose gills from body. Rinse crab.
  4. Crack the legs.
  5. Cut off roots from Enoki & set aside.
  6. Heat stock & add crabs. Simmer for about 10 mins. Over-cooking will turn meat tough.
  7. Add Enoki, Spring Onion, Milk, seasonings & stir well. Lastly, add wine to your aromatic soup & you’re ready to serve your tasty dish!


Flower Crabs are really economical & relatively easy to cook compared to other species. So beginners cook who wanna try their hands on cooking a crab dish can always start off with this recipe.

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Check out this yummy soup for this Mother's Day!

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First time cook this dish, everyone love it. Nice nice nice You can also put bee hoon instead of enoki. Nice too. - 20 Feb 2013


- 04 May 2012

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