Vietnamese Crab Noodles

A Vietnamese speciality – cellophane noodles cooked with crab meat and some herbs. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Vietnamese Crab Noodles
Main Ingredients Cellophane noodles, Crabmeat
Cuisine Vietnamese
Course Noodles and Pastas
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Vietnamese Crab Noodles

  • 200 grams Cellophane noodles soaked in warm water, drained and chilled
  • 1 cup Crabmeat fresh
  • Oil
  • 2 Lemon grass roots minced
  • 5 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup Fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch dissolved in water
  • 1/2 small Carrot peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 10-12 Shallots halved
  • 5-7 Fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 5-7 Fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • for garnish Fresh coriander sprigs


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add lemongrass, tear kaffir leaves and add and sauté for half a minute. Add palm sugar and fish sauce and mix well.
  2. Add garlic chilli sauce and cornstarch slurry, mix well and cook till the sauce thickens.
  3. Add carrot, crabmeat, shallots, mint leaves and basil leaves and mix.
  4. Add noodles and salt and mix gently.
  5. Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1276
Carbohydrates 208.2
Protein 53.7
Fat 25.2