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Live crayfish - London

halfassedgourmand Sep 15, 2008 11:14 AM

Anyone know where to source them or how much they go for? Applebee's in Borough had no answer for me

  1. FoodStories Sep 21, 2008 04:44 AM

    My fishmonger is East Dulwich often has them. It is called Moxons and is on Lordship Lane.

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      Jon Tseng Sep 19, 2008 12:06 PM

      See Woo chinese superstore in Greenwich have them. If you go Sat morning they also have roast suckling pig.


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      1. re: Jon Tseng
        halfassedgourmand Sep 21, 2008 03:11 AM

        cool, are the live? Any idea on the price?

      2. Robin Joy Sep 18, 2008 01:18 AM

        Actually your best bet is to swim up the River Wandle where it joins the Thames just upstream of Wandsworth Bridge. Plenty of free crayfish there. You'll need a wetsuit, mask and snorkel, and some antibiotics.

        Just after high tide is best apparently.

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          Jenny Sheridan Sep 16, 2008 01:45 AM

          I bought two in Borough Market a year or two ago. We kept them in the pond and called them Ronnie and Reggie Cray. Unfortunately they didn't last.

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          1. re: Jenny Sheridan
            zuriga1 Sep 16, 2008 05:27 AM

            Maybe there is bad karma with that name. :-)

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              halfassedgourmand Sep 16, 2008 11:46 AM

              Thanks for the help guys!

              Will let you know I locate any

          2. Robin Joy Sep 15, 2008 11:57 PM

            One of the numbers on this Billingsgate list might be able to help:


            Or maybe a visit to the Chinese supermarket (I forget its name) in Lisle St behind the National Gallery. They often have live things.

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