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May 09th, 2010 23 Comments

Sweet and Sour Crab Claws

Sweet and Sour Crab Claws
Sweet and Sour Crab Claws pictures (3 of 4)

Recently, I have been in high gear working on my cookbook, developing recipes, cooking, food styling, and shooting. I work on my cookbook almost every day and my life has been consumed by it, pretty much! The good news is that the list of to-do recipes are getting shorter by the day. I have given myself a hard deadline of June 1st to finish cooking the dishes so I have three months to work on the writing and miscellaneous stuff. (My deadline is September 1st!).

It’s really not easy, especially I am also tasked with food styling and photography. My creative juice has been sucked dry right about now because of it—every single dish needs a different composition, mood, props, and styling, which is the toughest part for me. I am quite pleased with the results so far and I am sure you will, too. The food in the cookbook all look delicious and the food photography is quite different from what you see here on Rasa Malaysia, a completely different style which is more refined, professional, and cookbook-worthy…

Anyway, I disgress.

I got some crab claws yesterday for a recipe on the cookbook and had some leftover. I also had a leftover beaten egg from the egg wash. So, I made sweet and sour crab claws, with the egg, ala Singapore chili crab-style. Since my crab claws were frozen, they lack the natural sweetness. The sauce is great nonetheless. If you have a fresh crab, this sweet and sour crab recipe will shine. And I am sure you have noticed, I haven’t styled my blog food photography lately. Gotta save the creative mojo for the cookbook!

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  1. Ronald Lim says:

    Great Recipe! Going to try this at home!! Been eating lots of crabs in chinese restaurants…slurp!!

  2. tigerfish says:

    I was also working like mad…everyday…but I was happy in a way to have total control of how I want to manage my time :D …now I am busy with corrections. Your cookbook 很值得期待.

    Where do you get crab-claws only? Do the stores sell them this way?

    • I got the crab claws from Little Saigon. Not every store has it though. I much prefer the fresh ones because the frozen ones have the “frozen” taste. Hehe.

  3. Robert – say hi to Robyn for me. That’s great that you are coming back. Yes, makan for sure. I want to hear all about your trip, especially Penang!

  4. I miss chilli crab. And good luck on the book. Can’t wait to see it.

  5. Sunkid says:

    Drooool! Thanks for sharing Bee! Thats exactly how i usually cook it too :-)

  6. Bee, this looks beautifully styled and delicious to me. I admire how you stick to deadlines, I have to learn that. Can’t wait to see your cookbook.

  7. DailyChef says:

    Delicious! Reminds me of restaurant or banquet food…which is a very good thing :)

  8. JudyC says:

    What kind of chili sauce? American catsup-y chili sauce? sambal oelek? or some sort of Chinese chili sauce? pls. respond! thanks, JudyC

  9. babe_kl says:

    loved to eat this wid toasts!

  10. Jeffrey says:

    This looks like a great recipe, I can not wait to try it.

  11. Katelyn says:

    The crab claws look so dramatic, and the sauce sounds delicious!

  12. Aihoon says:

    I am Malaysian. We are going to San Diego and LA end of June from Alabama. Would u recommend some nice restaurant In these areas?

  13. kl_changs says:

    Yummy recipe, Bee. Will try it with the whole crab cos I can’t find crab claws.

    May your creative juices flow (which I’m sure it will) for your book. Bet it’s going to be fabulous, and make all of us proud :)

  14. audrey says:

    Hi BY, great news to hear you have a cookbook coming out. I will be your greatest fan. Will I be able to purchase it in Malaysia? I understand coming out with a cookbook is not an easy task at all. I am currently writing my e-recipe book and it is only half way through. I started in November last year. Nevertheless, I always believe doing what you like best is the most satisfying job one can ever find. All the best … let those creative juices flow!

  15. Sydneylyn says:

    Hi! Do you think I can substitute prawns for the crabs? :) hope to hear from you asap.. thanks! :)

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