• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 700g soft-shelled crabs
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder (ng heong fun)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Batter:
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Wash crabs and drain well. Pat dry with paper towels. Season crabs with the ground black pepper, five spice powder and salt for 10-15 minutes before frying.
  2. Lightly beat together all the ingredients for the batter until well mixed. Heat oil in a deep pan. Dip each crab into the batter and then drop it into the hot oil. Deep-fry until golden and crispy.
  3. Drain on paper towels and serve with bottled Thai-style chilli sauce with a combination of a dash of wasabe.

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