1 mud crab, dead, top shell removed and cut between the legs into several pieces, and the shell of the craw cracked
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup shallots finely sliced
3 hot chilies, sliced
1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
3 tbsp ketjap mannis
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp corn flour mixed with water to make a paste
1 cup roughly chopped coriander
½ cup spring onions finely sliced
2 tbsp hoi sin sauce
½ cup water
In a large pot or wok, heat oil over a medium heat, add the shallots and fry until golden add the garlic, ginger and chili and stir for 1 to 2 minutes
Add the liquids and sauces and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring every few min.
Add the crab and simmer gently for 8 to 10 min.
When ready add just enough corn flour to thicken (if necessary),
Add coriander and spring onions and serve.