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Soft shells are back at Full Kee

Jim Zurer May 12, 2000 07:16 PM

If my fellow Chowhounds can keep it to themselves, I will let on that Full Kee, my favorite Chinese dive in Chinatown DC, is again serving their ethereal soft-shell crabs. My favorite preparation is fried, tempura style, but they are also stir-fried with ginger with scallion.

Full Kee is on H Street between 5th and 6th NW...no credit cards, no liquor, no style...just great food.

If they run out on my next visit, I will really regret this post.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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    Cap Hill May 15, 2000 10:56 AM


    Thanks for the info. I shall check it out and will try very very hard not to cause a run on softshells.


    5 Replies
    1. re: Cap Hill
      Jim Zurer May 18, 2000 09:26 AM

      Well somebody ate them....I went with friends for lunch yesterday and they didn't have any. They claimed that they weren't in the market, but we were very disappointed. I hope that this isn't a trend.

      Jim Zurer
      Washington DC

      1. re: Jim Zurer
        Marty L. May 19, 2000 01:48 PM

        They're back!! Had 'em for lunch today (Friday). Yummmmmmm!

        1. re: Marty L.
          Jim Zurer May 28, 2000 12:20 PM

          Mixed success recently....had them Wednesday evening (last order) but they were out on Thursday lunch. Call first and try to reserve them. Jim Zurer Washington DC

          1. re: Marty L.
            Jim Zurer Jun 28, 2000 08:01 PM

            They are in reasonably regular supply now....Had them twice last week.

            Jim Zurer
            Washington DC

          2. re: Jim Zurer
            Cap Hill May 22, 2000 06:09 PM

            I swear it wasn't me! No one can prove anything!!!

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