Resep Laksa Ketam/Kepiting, Rice Noodle in Rich & Spicy Crab Curry Soup

resepi laksa ketam crab curry rice noodle soup malaysian

Laksa Ketam or Rice Noodle in Rich Crab and Coconut Milk Curry

Laksa is a spicy rice noodle soup from the Peranakan culinary, fusion of of Chinese and Malay (Melayu) descent found in Indonesia, Malaysia and also Singapore. Laksa derived from the Sanskrit lakshas (लकशस्) meaning “one hundred thousand” (lakh) and Hokkien Chinese word 沙 (Cantonese: [lɐ̀t.sáː]) as “dirty”  and “spicy sand” from the appearance and  the texture of the grounded dried prawns.

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Live Blue Crab Made the Laksa Had a Very Kick’in and Superior Crabby Broth

I was  so lucky to found live blue crab at Grand Lucky Supermarket in Jakarta (nearby Pacific Place Mall) and it’s not tagged as silly expensive as a seafood restauran. The live blue crab cost me about 9.99 USD for a kilo and i brought home about one and a half kilos. No more pale canned crab meat that cost me about 2.85 USD for 125 gr drained crab meat weight. Foraging over a gourmet store in Jakarta driven me to Kem Chick Supermarket and i found a very small bundle of daun laksa or daun kesum or laksa leaves for about 0.5 USD. Daun laksa had a stong aromatic aromas and pleasant spicy and a little bit tangy after taste. but since i using live blue crab for this recipe, i use only a pinch. I think daun laksa is more suits with asam or sour laksa instead of curry laksa for my personal licking.

live blue crab in aquarium grand lucky supermarket

Live Blue Crab in Aquarium @ Grand Lucky Supermarket

laksa leaves daun kesum vietnamese corriander leaves

Laksa Leaves,Daun Kesum, Vietnamese Corriander Leaves, Cambodian Mint from Kem Chick

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Spicy Crab Coconut Curry Soup with Rice Noodle/Vermicelly a.k.a Laksa Kari Ketam

There are two basic types of laksa: curry laksa and asam laksa. Curry laksa is a coconut curry soup with noodles, while asam laksa is a sour fish soup with noodles. Thick rice noodles also known as laksa noodles are most commonly used, although thin rice vermicelli (bee hoon or mee hoon) are also common and some variants use other types.

crab spicy curry noodle crab laksa ketam mie kepiting

Crab Curry Laksa Recipe:

  • 1 kg live or fresh blue crab,
  • 2 pcs tamarind peel (asam keping/asam potong)
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  • 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly slice*optional
  • 1500 ml chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Rice vermicelly or rice noodle, boiled according to package instruction
  • Salt, sugar and fish sauce to taste

Laksa Spice Paste Recipe:

  • 20 fresh red chillies (cabe merah)
  • 12 shallots (bawang merah)
  • 8 cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 3 cm turmeric (kunyit)
  • 3 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste (terasi/belacan)
  • 3 candlenuts (kemiri)
  • 2 lemongrass (sereh)
  • 1 tsp coriander (ketumbar)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 30gr dried prawns, soak for 10 mins, drained

Garnish and Condiment:

  • Corriander leaves
  • Daun kesum or laksa leaves or vietnamese corriander leaves
  • Bean sprout
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped chillies
  • Deep fried shallots
  • lemon wedges


  • Clean the blue crab and remove the gills,steamed for about 15 minutes, carefully remove the meat from the shell, drain and set asida the crab meat, retain the liquid for the laksa broth
  • Heat up the oil in a wokpan, saute the spice paste until fragrant and had more vivid color
  • Pour the chicken stock, coconut milk and the liquid from steaming the blue crab
  • Add the tamarind peel and the tamarind paste, bring to boil
  • Put the shiitake mushrooms and season to your preference taste

How to serve the crab curry laksa:

  • Put the rice vermicelli/rice noodle in the bottom of the serving bowl, add the crab meat and pout the laksa broth, serve with the garnishes and condiments

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Resep Kepiting / Rajungan Cabe Hijau (Steamed Blue Crab in Green Chili Sauce)

Kepiting Rajungan Steam Saus Cabe Hijau

resep kepiting cabe hijau ijo rajungan

Resep Kepiting Rajungan Saus Cabe Hijau Ijo

Kepiting Rajungan or Portunus pelagicus, also knownas the flower crab, blue crab, blue swimmer crab, blue manna crab or sand crab, is a large crab found in the intertidal estuaries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans (Asian coasts) and the Middle-Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The name “flower crab” is used in east Asian countries while the latter names are used in Australia.

telur kepiting blue crab roe

Recipe Steamed Blue Crab with Green Chilli Sauce

Look at the orange blue crab roe, so delicacy…

This baby had a very succulent, sweet and tasty flesh compares to regular mud crab thats why like it much more than mud crab. I used to  steam the blue crab with minim additional seasoning, just soy sauce, lime juice, and chopped bird eye cillies. But today i seasoned the blue crab with saus cabe hijau or green chillie sauce. Green chilli sauce is considered as Indonesia or Thailand sauce, u an easily find this kind of sauce in both country and it goes perfectly blend with any kind of seafood.

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Steamed Blue Crab with Hot and Spicy Chilli Sauce


blue crab rajungan kepiting

Blue Crab Roe (Egg)

Fresh blue crab with roe

  • 1/2 kg fresh raw blue crab/ kepiting rajungan
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and peper to taste

For green chillies sauce/ saus cabe hijau

  • 50 gr geen chillies/ cabe hijau
  • 6 garlic cloves / bawang putih
  • 6 shallot/ bawang merah
  • 3 lemon grass, peel to the soft white heart/ sereh, kupas sampai bagian putih
  • 3 cm   ginger/jahe
  • 6 tablespoons angciu / shao hsing wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoons  sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1  chicken buillion cube


  • Place crab on chopping board, top-shell side down, pull the triangle part and discard it, pull the shell vertically and remove the  hairy bits or the gills, wash with running water
  • Springke with salt, pepper and lime juice, set aside
  • Make the green chillies sauce : Mashed the green chilli, garlic, shallot, ginger and lemon grass in a mortar, heat the oil, saute the mixture until soften and fragrance. add the ang ciu, suger, light soy sauce and chicken buillion, simmer until the sauce is reduce
  • Drain the blue crab then put into a heatproof bowl, spread the green chilli sauce all over the blue crab.
cara membuat kepiting saus cabe hijau ijo

How to Steamed Blue Crab Recipe: Marinade with Green Chili Sauce

  • Cover with alumunium foil to prevent any liquid comes from steaming
blue crab recipe steam

How to Steamed Blue Crab Recipe: Cover with Amulunium Foil to Avoid Any Dripping from Steaming Process

  • Now is the trickiest part, steam the cram in a higest flame that possible for about 7 minutes, don’t over cooked it
  • Serve with warm rice, glass noodle or porridge

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