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Soft Shell Crabs - Phila

BRI328 May 22, 2009 06:37 AM

Does anyone know of places serving soft shells crabs currently in and around the city?

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    Bigley9 RE: BRI328 May 22, 2009 06:46 AM

    I haven't checked yet this season, but Dimitri's usually has them (and they are excellent!)

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      sylviag RE: BRI328 May 22, 2009 07:02 AM

      I like the soft shells at Yang Ming, in Bryn Mawr. (I also like their Caesar Salad appetizer with Asian pears and chicken - an unusual combination, but very good.)

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        purplesachi RE: BRI328 May 22, 2009 07:44 AM

        you just missed this: matyson's tasting menu this week (outrageous onions!) had cashew crusted soft shell crabs. they were very good. you may want to call the restaurant to see if they are still available, because i know throughout the week they were serving them a la carte if you didn't want to order the tasting menu.

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          BRI328 RE: purplesachi May 22, 2009 09:09 AM

          I just read their tasting menu online... WOW! looks wonderful...sorry I missed it.

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          barryg RE: BRI328 May 22, 2009 08:30 AM

          Soft shell crab platters and sandwiches are on the menu at Standard Tap right now.

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            bluehensfan RE: barryg May 22, 2009 11:42 AM

            Don't laugh but Under the C in the Comcast Center Market has them and they are excellent if you get them sauteed up on the spot. They also have them at Anastasi's at the Italian Market.

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              doxiemom RE: bluehensfan May 27, 2009 09:48 AM

              Not laughing! Had a soft shell sandwich from Under the C today - delish!

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            bentley1530 RE: BRI328 May 23, 2009 04:19 AM

            Marigold Kitchen has them on the menu for a special cookbook author dinner on June 16th but I do not see them on their everyday menu

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              sylviag RE: BRI328 May 23, 2009 07:07 AM

              McCormick and Schmick's has them. I haven't tried them; we keep getting oysters there (both fresh and fried) and enjoying them. But I did see them on the menu.

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                berbadeerface RE: BRI328 May 23, 2009 07:23 AM

                Mmmm...softies! I haven't had them yet this year. That's a project to work on this week!

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                  sadiefox RE: BRI328 May 26, 2009 06:57 AM

                  Had the softshell sandwich at Standard Tap on Friday. Perfectly fried and delicious!

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                    mazza3 RE: BRI328 May 27, 2009 08:19 AM

                    the softshells at standard tap are delicious. personally though, when i am craving softshells i go to shiao lan kung. they serve them deep fried but they are beyond amazing.

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                      Philly Ray RE: BRI328 May 27, 2009 10:32 AM

                      Nam Phoung does a salt crusted soft shell crab with a lime pepper dipping sauce. They are very tasty, but I do not think they are blue crabs. They are cut into smaller pieces when they are served, so I can't really give any more info to try to identify them.

                      But, they are good!

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