Chili Crab

Chili Crab Recipe
Chili Crab. I first have my chili crab experience when I was working in Singapore. It is one of the must have dish when ever your in Singapore. I wanted to cook this dish for some time. Today I finally both a kilo of live mud crabs, the size of the crabs are just right four pieces a kilo.

Chili Crab

Killing the crabs is fairly easy, while the claws are still tied up turn crab upside down and open the flaps under the belly. Stab with the tip of the knife across the middle. Here is how I cooked my Chili Crab Pinoy Style.


Mud Crab

1 kilo alimango (mud crab)
1 thumb size ginger, finely chopped
2 medium size onion, chopped
1/2 head garlic, finely chopped
2-3 siling labuyo, chopped
3 cup tomato sauce
1 egg
3-5 stalks wansoy, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Chili Crab - Cooking Procedure

Kill crab by stabbing across the belly with the tip of a knife. Separate the shell from the body with the claws and legs intact. Clean out all the guts and gills, but keep the yellow row stuff,  rinse with water and cut it into half. Break the shells of the claws but keep intact. In a large wok, sauté garlic, ginger and onion. Add chopped siling labuyo and then add white wine, stir cook for a minute. Add crab pieces and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until color start to change. Add tomato sauce and 2 cups of water, season with salt. Cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the crab is cooked. Lightly beat one egg and stir in to thicken the sauce, add chopped wansoy and cook for another minute. Serve hot.


  1. so mouth watering, i just bookmarked this

  2. if im going to buy a wine for cooking...may i ask what label should i buy? or can u give me a alternative to use instead of white wine? thank you...

  3. Any decent white wine will do, if it’s not available you can omit it all together, good luck.

  4. Kinchay or Chinese parsley.

  5. very informative, many many thank's!!!

  6. any alternative for white wine? KSA prohibits such a thing...ty

  7. if you're a "real Pinoy" you don't need a wine. "knorr" cubes will do! :)

  8. hi! you could opt to shove the live crabs in the freezer for 30 minutes to kill them. and i would suggest you scrub it with a laundry plastic brush to make sure that your not cooking it with bits of mud.throw in some inch cut spring onions as well! MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE!!


  9. Just omit the wine if it is not available.

    @Rj, thanks for the cooking tip.


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