Actually this dish is much simpler than it looks.
mud crab 1 (mine is very small, about 300g)
garlic 5 cloves
red chili 6
dried red chili 3
ginger 3 slices
sugar 1 tbsp
salt 1/2 tsp
tomato sauce 2 tbsp
water 1/2 cup hot
1, Make paste: put garlic, shallot, ginger, chili into blender. Blend till very fine paste.
2. Clean crab and cut into quarters. Dust crab with corn starch.
3, Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add in crab to fry a bit till red. Then set crab aside for later use.
4, Same pan, add in a little more oil. Fry the paste till aromatic.
5, Add in sugar, salt, and tomato sauce. Mix well.
6, Add in crab, give it a good stir.
7, Pour in hot water. Turn to low heat and simmer for 10 mins.
8, Beat 1 egg into a bowl. Add egg in while stirring.
9, Fry manto (steamed buns) till golden brown.
10, Garnish chili crab with cilantro and serve with fried manto.