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Stuffed Crab (Poo Cha) Recipe

Stuffed crab or poo cha is a delicious crab dish where the crab shell is stuffed with the filling of crab and ground pork. Stuffed crab poo cha is great!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Stuffed Crab
Servings 4 people
Calories 249 kcal


  • 6-8 blue crab shells


  • 8 oz ground pork
  • 4 oz crab meat
  • 2 oz peeled shrimp, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 6 coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 heavy dashes ground black pepper


  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten


  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients in the Filling and blend well. The texture of the Filling should be sticky.

  2. Stuff the Filling into the empty crab shells using a spoon. Smooth out the surface with the back of the spoon. Steam the stuffed crab for 5 minutes. Discard the water that seeps out.

  3. Cool the stuffed crab to room temperature after steaming. Heat up a wok with some oil. When the oil is heated, dip each crab shell into the beaten eggs. Make sure the filling is well coated with the beaten eggs. Transfer the stuffed crabs into the wok and fry them. As soon as the surface turns light to golden brown, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

For the best result, please use freshly picked crab meat. You can use any crab of your choice. However, frozen crab meat will work just fine.
If you don't have empty crab shells, you can still make the dish. Just divide the Filling into 6-8 portions. Flatten the Filling into a patty instead of stuffing inside the crab shell. (Next time when you eat blue crab, you can save the shell for this recipe.
love serving this stuffed crab with my favorite chili sauce, Lingham Hot Sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Crab (Poo Cha) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 758mg33%
Potassium 383mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.