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Soft -Shelled Crab Resto Rec?

davidpg Jun 26, 2008 08:23 AM

Besides maki rolls that is.

Can anyone recommend a restaurant serving this and serving this well?


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    riboflavinjoe Jun 26, 2008 08:48 PM


    1. afoodyear Jun 26, 2008 07:13 PM

      Not exactly deliciousness to write home about, but there is soft-shell crab featured on the a volonte menu at Odaki Sushi, if you want to totally pig out on it. It's simply battered and fried and sliced into 5 pieces with a salty dipping sauce (I think something like broth, IIRC).

      Odaki Restaurant Japonais
      3977 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1Y4, CA

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        emerilcantcook Jun 26, 2008 03:10 PM

        Au Pied de Cochon has it in their menu, and will serve it depending on the availability. I must admit, I never tried it, but it looked damn good while traveling to the next table.

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          Loveroffreecell Jun 26, 2008 06:56 PM

          Just had the softshell at APdC this week; I had it served tempura-ed with a fish/soy sauce dipping sauce. Delish!

        2. porker Jun 26, 2008 09:31 AM

          I was at Milos a couple of years ago for my birthday. Their softshell crab was one of the best I ever had. I can't recall the price... alls I remember is it was quite expensive (problem with many birthdays...memory starts to ebb) but worth every penny.
          We usually get a few as table appetizers when eating in chinatown at Beijing. Not extraordinary, but very tasty indeed.

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