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Milk Foo Young

September 16, 2021


½ cup crab meat (2 crabs, weighing about 1 lb)
2 slices ginger, (2 stalks spring onion)
6 egg whites
1 ¼ cups milk
3 tbsps cornflour
1 oz cooked ham (finely chopped)
1 oz vermicelli
Oil for deep frying (lard for better results)

¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. monosodium glutamate


  1. Clean crabs and steam with ginger and spring onion for 20 minutes. Pound to crush shell, extract all the crab meat from crabs.
  2. Mix milk with cornflour and egg whites, stir well and add in seasoning and crab meat.
  3. Deep fry vermicelli in hot oil until crispy; place on dish.
  4. Deep fry crab meat batter in very warm oil (150F), push it gently with spatula until it curdles. Drain pour over crispy vermicelli, sprinkle with finely chopped ham. Serve hot.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2021 1:07 pm

    I bet that this would not be horrible. But the photographer should be shot.

  2. September 17, 2021 2:49 pm


  3. David Honey permalink
    September 18, 2021 11:12 am

    Do we know when any of the Mrs Maria Cookery Card’s were dated, I am well aware it says copyrighted but even a guess.

    • September 20, 2021 4:33 pm

      Unfortunately, it’s not easy to tell. Much of the copy on the box is in Chinese and I’ve not a clue what it says. I’ve not been able to find a reference on the web to a date either. The imagery on it makes me think last 60s early 70s.

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