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Crab Noodle Soup (Vietnam)


In Vietnam and in many Vietnamese restaurants, this soup is served with the crab ground almost to a powder or even in patties.



  1. Heat a large heavy pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté the shallots in the hot oil until soft.
  3. Add the crabmeat, tomatoes, fish sauce, sugar and salt.
  4. Pour in 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 30 minutes.
  5. To serve, divide the vermicelli among 4 large individual bowls.
  6. Ladle the soup over the noodles, and top each serving with a handful of lettuce and bean sprouts and squeezes of lime juice.

Serves 4 as a complete meal.


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