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Crab Noodles Recipe (Fried Mung Bean Noodles with Crab)


8 oz. mung bean noodles (mung bean threads or cellophane noodles)
4 oz. mung bean sprouts (roots removed if you like)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
3 oz. picked crab meat
3 stalks scallions (cut into 2-inch lengths)
2 garlic (finely chopped)
1/2 onion (thinly sliced)
4 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper powder
Salt to taste


Soak the mung bean noodles in warm water for 20 minutes or so until they become soft. Drain with a colander and set aside.

Heat up a wok with 3 tablespoons of cooking oil. When the oil is very hot, add in garlic and onions and stir fry until aromatic. Add the crab meat and stir well. (If you use frozen crab meat, add 1 teaspoon of fish sauce to season the crab meat because frozen crab meat tends to be less flavorful. Skip this step if you use fresh crab meat.)

Add the mung bean noodles into the wok and follow by oyster sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and white pepper powder. Stir continuously to blend well. Add mung bean sprouts and do a few quick stirs. Push the noodles to the side of the wok and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil into the wok. Add the beaten eggs and let is cook for about 10 seconds before you push the mung bean noodles to cover the top of the eggs. Let it cook for another few seconds before you flip the noodles over. Gently break the eggs into pieces and blend well with the noodles. Add chopped scallions into the noodles, stir a few times, dish out and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note:

Cellophane noodles have the tendency to clump together if not fried well. Make sure you stir vigorously when cooking. If need to, add a little water to help with the stir-frying process.

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19 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Alta says:

    Wow, this crab noodles look absolutely delicious. YUM!

  2. DailyChef says:

    Yay for more Chinese New Year’s ideas! It’s coming up so fast, and I’m trying to think of other creative dishes to make. These look wonderful!

  3. Lisa says:

    These look fantastic, simple but flavourful.

  4. kl_changs says:


    Very nice photo, Bee. Yes, the rustic wood coupled with the beautiful, ornate plate is fabulous.

    Been scratching my head for a CNY dish. Will shortlist this dish for sure :P

  5. David says:

    Iam totally loving this Chinese New Years series and this is a new one to me,thanks for sharing.

  6. tigerfish says:

    This reminds me of the shark’s fin fried with crab meat dish that they usually serve as part of a cold platter :) Yummy.

  7. tummythoz says:

    Aiya, was kinda hoping it’ll b a soup dish. M real bad at frying noodles.

  8. D says:

    What a great idea! Everyone loves crab, especially chinese people! With the cellophane or mung bean noodles though, do you think this will keep (e.g. for an open house type party?)

  9. Brian says:

    Love this recipe Bee!! Keep them coming :)
    I am back on Friday :)


  10. I love crab. I just wish that someone will just do all the dirty work for me

  11. Chia huei says:

    I’m going to try to make this tonight!! Hopefully will be able to find crab meat of some sort…

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  13. nintendo ds says:

    These are my favorite. I’m doing your previous recipe tomorrow. This will be next, I hope.

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  15. creedmah says:

    How many people will this recipe serve? Thanks!

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