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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

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  1. Robin Joy RE: halfassedgourmand 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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      Jenny Sheridan RE: halfassedgourmand 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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        zuriga1 RE: Jenny Sheridan Sep 16, 2008 05:27 AM

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

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          halfassedgourmand RE: zuriga1 Sep 16, 2008 11:46 AM

          Thanks for the help guys!

          Will let you know I locate any

      2. Robin Joy RE: halfassedgourmand 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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          Jon Tseng RE: halfassedgourmand 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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            halfassedgourmand RE: Jon Tseng Sep 21, 2008 03:11 AM

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

          2. FoodStories RE: halfassedgourmand 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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