No Moon Festival feast is complete without a show-stopping crab dish. We’ve taken a trip across Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Thailand to bring you five of the best Asian crab recipes for the Moon Festival.
Choose sweet-fleshed blue swimmer crabs for this authentic Singapore black pepper crab recipe, a favourite dish from the street stalls of Singapore.
Opt for a meaty mud crab when making this Malaysia butter crab recipe, aromatic with curry leaves and creamy from the surprising addition of evaporated milk.
A Cantonese classic, this stir-fried crabs with XO sauce and egg noodles recipe will take centre stage at your next Chinese banquet.
What’s Marmite doing in a crab recipe, you might ask? Well its sweet-savoury notes add umami flavour to this Chinese dish of fried crabs with Marmite sauce.
For a pimped up take on a Thai staple, try this recipe for crab fried rice, layered with sweet fresh crabmeat, garlic and oyster sauce. No mere side dish, this recipe makes a satisfying main, served with slice cucumber and tomato on the side.
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