Saturday, September 7, 2013

Crab Soup (Sup Ketam)


Dear Readers,

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone.In this posting I am sharing with you a simple yet delicious soup. It is not time consuming and doesn't require much ingredients. It is called Crab Soup(Sup Ketam) It is an excellent dish as a starter or for the breaking of fast.

For those of you who aren't too thrill over seafood,may substitute the crab with vegetables. Have fun trying the soup.Here's the video

Here's the recipe:

Crab Soup(Sup Ketam)

6 crabs ( remove the shells and cut the edges of the claws and legs and wash)
3 cloves of garlic (slice thinly)
1 big onion (slice thinly)
1in. ginger (slice thinly)
1 lemon grass (bruised)
juice from 1 lemon
2 tbs of cooking oil (as per your preference)
1 stem of lettuce (cut roughly)
1 stem of coriander leaf or about 2 tbs when cut
1 stalk of spring onion (cut roughly)
1 tomato (cut into small wedges)
1 jug of water (or as much as you want the soup to be)
salt to taste

some mushrooms
some thai small chillies or pepper



1) Heat the oil in a pot or non-stick deep pan.
2) Saute the onion, garlic, ginger and lemon grass for a minute until a bit soft.
3) Add water, crabs and mushrooms. Let it boil for few minutes.
4) Add lemon juice,salt, tomatoes,all the leaves and chilies or pepper.
5) Let it boil for another minute or so.
6) Ready to serve.

Enjoy with hot rice or just have it as is with bread if you prefer.




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To me the gift of life is water. As we speak tens of thousands of Somalians are flooding into Kenya and Ethiopia to escape the famine that has befallen their homeland. The country has not had rain for several seasons killing the livestock and destroying all their crops. Children, the sick and the old died by the thousands daily. This is the worst drought and famine the world has ever seen in a long long time.

I hope in this hard time, God knows we are all facing some problems of our own too, we could still in a small way help to feed the dying people of Somalia.

Somalia is a country besieged by war, malnutrition, poverty and diseases...and now famine.May Allah give us the means to ease their burden and hardship.

Something to ponder about generosity:
Allah (SWT) says in the Noble Qur'an: "By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it." (3:92)

Till we meet again. Take care.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan




  1. Nice... kakak likes this N3. Kakak's family loves whatever soup. You know yesterday whole kakak's resident no water. Then only we realise that Allah gives us so much more than what we aspect. How difficult some other countries where the population lives in poverty.... Thanks Allah!!

  2. The Crab soup looks creepy with all those crabs but I am sure it is taste good(still creepy looking though lol)

  3. @Kakzakie

    Soup is good especially on a hot day.

    Life is hard for those people without water even for a day.Yes we must be thankful that we are blessed with rain and water.

    Thank you for the visit and the kind comment.Glad to see you here sahabat.

  4. @FunnyAsFcuk

    LOL..have you seen the big ones..Japanese spider crabs , Sri Lankan crabs to name a few...what I have cooked are tiny even if we were to compare with coconut crabs. Why not you make a posting on those creepy crawlies hahaha.

    Glad to have you here my friend.Thank you for taking the time to comment.Have a great day ya.

  5. Hi Umi,

    My late father really love Crab Soup, and so do I.
    Hmmmm I will get one(a big one) before Ramadhan.

    I like your writing about tyhe gift of life.

  6. @Multibrand
    Hi Harry,
    Hahaha someone is greedy. Get two LOL
    Thank you for taking the time to visit me.I know you are a busy person.
    Take care.

  7. yummy kepiting soup.yam yam yam
    agree, it is suitable to eat iftar

    thanks for making hungry tonight.hehe nice post

  8. Hi Umi, soup looks great as does everything you prepare. Are preparing for Ramadhan? Am I allowed to ask how many days (if any) you owe?

  9. @Wisata Murah
    Kepiting/Ketsm/Crabs = favourite hehe..luv em in any dishes any cooking style..anytime.But the best place to have em is at seaside seafood resto at nite with friends.

    Thank you my friend for the visit and comment.

  10. @Luke
    Hi Luke,thank you for being here my friend. Ya I am looking forward to Ramadhan end of this month.

    Hahaha..mmm..about 4 days.Naughty Luke :)



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