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Monday, July 11, 2011

Crab Noodles in Oyster Sauce

Don't be deceived by its simplicity. This Cantonese noodle dish is often served at parties and get togethers because of the incredible oyster sauce infused noodles. Deep fried noodles are typically used, but I used regular egg noodles instead for the sake of health. It makes a quick yet fancy dinner.

Crab Noodles in Oyster Sauce
I discovered the secret to buying lump crab meat at a good price: Costco. Whenever I visit, I can never resist grabbing a jar. With one entire pound of delicious crab meat, I usually end up making crab cakes, but tonight I wanted to try something new. This dish definitely does it for me!

Crab Noodles in Oyster Sauce
Serves 2 to 4

  • 1 package of egg noodles (usually serves 3)
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb of lump crab meat
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • Sauce (1 cup of chicken broth, 1.5 tbsp of oyster sauce, 3 tsp of soy sauce, 1/2 tsp of sugar)
  • Starch water (mix 1 tsp of corn starch and 1 tbsp of water in a small bowl)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)
  1. Follow package instructions to cook egg noodles. 
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Fry shallots for a minute and add ginger and half of the green onions. 
  3. Mix sauce in a small bowl and add to saute pan. Bring the sauce to a boil. Add cooked and drained egg noodles to pan and simmer noodles on low until most of the liquid has been absorbed (approximately 5 minutes). Mix in remaining green onions and sesame oil. Remove noodle mixture and keep warm in a covered bowl.
  4. Add chicken broth to the original pan and turn the heat up to high. Bring broth to a boil and add crab meat. Bring it to a boil again and add starch water. Cook until it's thickened to your liking, then fold in egg white. Cook for another minute or two while stirring gently.  
  5. Place some noodles in a bowl and scoop a little crab meat mixture on top. Garnish with cilantro if you desire. Serve warm. 


  1. This is the type of food that I'd like to eat everyday and still be happy after many years.
    Who doesn't love crab with a simple classic Chinese sauce. No, I can't resist!

  2. I haven't had crab in a while :) Your recipe makes me crave it :)

  3. wow, good to know! crab is so expensive! i love making crab salad artichoke cups for my guests :). great crab pasta :D

  4. Great way to use crab! This sounds wonderful -- love the flavor punch that it packs!

  5. Hey..glad to connect with you in FB :) You have a beautiful space here.
    This recipe looks delicious and crab meat is something I love.

  6. Oooh! I really love crab - and this looks like the perfect showcase for it! I bet that oyster sauce really brings out the sweetness and the taste of the sea!

  7. I've been wondering around Sydney looking for frozen crabmeat. I know its out there but I can't seem to find it. When I do evertually find it I am definitely making this. Looks fresh and tasty.

  8. Hi Jessica,
    your noodles with the crab meat sound like a great dinner idea. My mother in law always have crab meat in the fridge, going to show her this recipe. She'll love it!

  9. delectable dish..just loved the dish n the click too..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Jessica, you have simple but great crab dish. I also blogged two crab dish and planning to have a couple more crab dishes. Thank you for sharing!

  11. I have always resisted that jar of crab meat in Costco but after your validation that is it good, I shall buy it soon!

  12. I agree and have purchased the crab meat at Costco before too. Usually when I get the urge for crab cakes, but I'll these yummy noodles next time - perfect for a week night dinner!

  13. Hi Jessica! I would go with regular egg noodle too as I'd better eat healthy :) Oh yeah, Costo - you can't never go wrong with Costco. Luckily, I have a store near by my place for a fresh seafood in a reasonable price so I ditched Costco hehe.

    The sauce sounds delicious and I like that you added fresh ginger!

  14. I really shouldn't be checking out your blog before bedtime. This looks perfect. Crab and perfectly cooked noodles; can't go wrong with that!

  15. I can never resist lump crab meat, and this looks like a great dish for it! Love all the flavors here.

  16. I love Asian noodle dishes! I recently make some sesame/peanut sauce for noodles and used it dress udon noodles one day and soba noodles another day, haha. The crab meat here really adds a great element of protein. I'm a big fan of crab and agree that it can be tough to find good crab meat at a reasonable price.