Butong With Crabs Recipe

Feast on this impressive Visayan dish at your next celebration.


Butong with Crabs Recipe

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Preparation Time

10 mins.

Cooking Time

21 mins.

Serving Size



  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, red, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cup buko water
  • 1 kg crab, alimango, cleaned
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 pc buko, meat scraped off
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup onion, green, chopped


1. In a pan, sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic.
2. Pour in DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce and buko water. Let simmer then put in crabs. Cover pan.
3. Season with salt then add buko meat. Let simmer then pour in dissolved cornstarch. Simmer until thick.
4. Garnish wtih green onions.

Lusog Notes

This Butong With Crabs dish is high in calcium needed for strong bones and teeth. It is also high in iron for normal metabolism and vitamin A which is vital in keeping the immune system healthy.

Chef's Tip

Choose coconut that is malakanin so that the firm coconut meat can withstand the simmering without falling apart.

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board

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