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Feb 17, 2007 01:00 PM

Kerala Crab Curry??

Whenever I go to NYC, I eat at Baluchi's on the Upper East side and have their Kerala Boatman's Crab Curry. At 2 for the price of 1 for lunch time, it is a virtual steal and a mighty tasty one at that. Is there any place in L.A. where I can get something similar to this? I am due for a trip out to NYC, if not just to sample this delicious dish, but it sure would be nice to be able to get a comparable fix on this coast instead.

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    1. re: markethej

      Not to sound facetious, but it's exactly what it sounds like: a crab curry cooked in the style of the southwestern coastal state of Kerala in India. It has very complex flavors and spices, like most well-prepared Indian dishes seem to have IMHO. I have no idea if the boatmen actually eat this in Kerala, as I know that Chinese people don't really eat fortune cookies, but that's what it reads on the Baluchi's menu.

    2. Not quite the same, but the special crab at Macau Street on Garvey between Atlantic and Garfield is a similarly value-priced steal of a meal. If you find quality Goan-style lobster on this coast please let me know ;-)