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Crab Rangoons - Where are you?

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Does anyone know where to find good ( for me, that means not crispy) crab rangoon with more than a minuscule amount of filling? Thanks.

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  1. What do you mean, not crispy? They're fried. That being said, Changhai, a takeout place in Lexington, does great crab rangoon. There's at least a 1/4 cup of filling in each one.

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    1. re: pamalamb

      I wondered that too...At any rate, they used to be good at a retro Polynesian place that used to be good, Peking Tom, but I know the latter has gone downhill--don't know if items like this have gone down with it.

    2. Lotus Blossom in Sudbury.

      1. I never order these myself, but taking my mother-in-law out for lunch recently at Mary Chung, she ordered them there, and I have to admit they were pretty tasty: fried crisply with admirably litttle grease, some actual crab flavor in that oh-so-Chinese cream cheese filling (probably just high-quality crab surimi, but still, you could taste it). An abomination, of course, but surprisingly not terrible.

        1. I had some at Foundation Lounge (Kenmore Square) a while back. I recall thinking they were good, but I've not tried many other crab rangoons in my life. This is a nice place or "fancy" drinks and decent nibbles, but not sure if it's what you're looking for.

          1. Mary Chungs in Central Square and Jade Garden in Arlington Heights have excellent rangoons. Its a toss-up which one is the best though