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Quôc Viêt Foods® Recipes:

Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand (Crab Soup Base)

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

90 minutes


4 People

Make Authentic Crab Soup in 90 Minutes!

Enjoy a traditional bowl of crab soup from home! Today, we're making a simple and authentic Crab Soup recipe, that takes a fraction of the usual time. Made using a few simple ingredients, and Quốc Việt Foods® Crab Soup Base.

Feel free to add or omit any of the ingredients mentioned in this video. Our products are meant to suit your needs, and your taste! Have fun experimenting.  


1. 1 Jar of Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand - Quốc Việt Crab Soup Base (10 oz)
2. 1 lb Dried Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Noodles
3. 2 lbs Frozen Ground Crab
4. Optional: 1 lb Pork Hock (Knuckle)
5. Optional: 1 lb Cooked Pork Blood (Pork Tofu)
6. 1/2 lb Ground Pork
7. 1 Egg
8. 2 tsp Minced Garlic
9. 5 oz Oil
10. 4 Whole Tomatoes - Cut into 6 Pieces Each
11. Chopped Cilantro
12. Chopped Green Onion
13. Additional Garnishings: Mint, Lettuce, Bean Sprouts, Shrimp Paste, Chili, Lime 


1. Combine 2 quarts of water with the ground crab meat; mix well until the crab is dissolved
2. Filter the ground crab mixture; seperate the crab shells to get a liquid crab mixture
3. In a large pot, add 1/2 tsp salt to the liquid crab mix; bring it to a boil over medium heat
4. Gently ladle the floating crab paste in the pot; transfer it to a bowl with ground pork
5. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand to the bowl with ground pork and crab paste
6. Mix well until combined to make crab cake
7. Steam crab mixture for 10 minutes
8. Blanch the pork hock with salt for 30 minutes; clean well and set aside (optional)
9. Sauté garlic in a saucepan; add tomatoes, green onion, tofu and 2 tsp Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand Soup Base for 10 minutes
10. Boil 4 quarts of water with a 1/2 jar (5-oz) of Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand Soup Base over medium heat
11. Add blanched pork hock, pork blood, tomatoes and tofu to the broth pot; let it boil for 20 minutes
12. Adjust the broth to taste by adding more water or crab soup base
13. Boil Vermicelli noodle; rinse well and let it dry
14. Serve: Place noodles in a serving bowl; add meat, crab cake, veggies and garnish with chopped cilantro/green onion on top
15. Pour a serving of boiling broth over the noodles
16. Enjoy with additional garnishings and condiments! 

Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand (Crab Soup Base) 10-oz
Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand (Crab Soup Base) 10-oz
Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand (Crab Soup Base) 10-oz

Cốt Bún Riêu® Brand (Crab Soup Base) 10-oz

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