How to Make Delicious Drunken Crab at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use any type of crab for this recipe?
A: This recipe is specifically for mud crabs, but you can experiment with other types of crab, though the taste and cooking time may vary.

Q: Is it necessary to steam the crab before marinating?
A: Yes, steaming the crab ensures it is fully cooked before it undergoes the marinating process.

Q: Can I marinate the crab for longer than one night?
A: Marinating longer can intensify the flavors, but be cautious as over-marinating may affect the texture of the crab.

Drunken Mud Crab Recipe


  • Mud crab: 500 grams
  • Selected drunken marinade sauce: 200 grams
  • Drinking water: 400 grams
  • Garlic slices: as needed
  • Thai chili (Bird's eye chili): 2
  • Ginger slices: 7 pieces
  1. Line the bottom of the steaming dish with ginger slices.
  2. Clean the mud crab and place it shell side down. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Once steamed, cut the crab in half and place it in a sealable container.
  4. Pour the selected drunken marinade sauce over the crab.
  5. Add the drinking water.
  6. Add garlic slices and Thai chili. Seal and marinate overnight.
  7. Your drunken mud crab is ready to enjoy!
  • This dish is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains cholesterol, important to consume in moderation.
  • Garlic and ginger offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
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