Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Eggs)

Crab Omelet Recipe

(Cha Cua)

A versatile and easy dish, this omelet also lends itself well to a filling of cooked ground or chopped pork instead of crab. You may also add cut-up ripe tomatoes.

Ingredients : Serves 2

3 tablespoons

125 g

2 tablespoons


1/4 teaspoon

2 teaspoons


1 sprig


Crab meat, picked clean

Chopped shallots

Large eggs, beaten lightly

Freshly ground black pepper

Fish sauce

Spring onion (scallion) chopped

Fresh coriander (cilantro), coarsely chopped

Method :
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the crabmeat and shallots and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

  • Beat the eggs with the black pepper, fish sauce, and spring onion. Add the cooked crab meat mixture and stir to combine.

  • Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and cook until the edges turn light brown. Flip the omelet over to cook the other side, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes more, or until the edges turn light brown. Using a spatula, carefully remove the omelet to a serving dish, garnish with fresh coriander, and serve immediately.

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