CNY Recipe: Butter Cereal King Crab

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Want to indulge in some delicious seafood this Chinese New Year? This scrumptious butter cereal king crab recipe from Intercontinental Hotel Singapore’s executive chef Eric Neo is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser with seafood-loving guests.


500g            King crab

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4                   Eggs for egg wash

200g            Potato flour

2Tbsp          Planta margarine

2                   Red chili padi (chopped)

1 bunch       Curry leaves

80g              Nestum Cereal

2 tbsp          Full cream milk powder

1 tbsp          Sugar

1tsp             Fine Salt

1/2tsp         Chicken Powder


  1. Clean Snow Crab and drain dry after washing.
  2. Coat with egg wash evenly, then coat with potato flour.
  3. Heat up a wok, place in cooking oil and heat oil to 160 to 180 Degree Celsius.
  4. Once oil is heated, deep fry the crab until it’s perfect and golden brown. Thereafter, remove crab from the oil, drain and keep aside.
  5. Combine Nestum cereal and milk powder in a mixing bowl then set aside.
  6. Melt Planta margarine in a wok under medium heat. Once melted, place in chilli padi and curry leaves, lightly stirring till it’s aromatic.
  7. Place crab in immediately, then continue stirring in wok till well mixed. Season with salt and sugar.
  8. Lastly, add cereal mixture and stir well.
  9. Serve while hot.

Note: Image is a close approximation of what the crab will look like.

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