Visiting hound asks: Where can I get roasted dungeness crab in the city?
I've only had roasted dungeness crab a handful of times, and all of those times were at Thanh Long. My question is: where else can I get great crab without going too far out of the city? My SO and I will be in town for a quick weekend visit from the East Coast, and are really looking forward to having some great crab. (We won't have a car, so we'll be relying on public transportation or taxis.)
Should Crustacean even be an option? Also, I've seen a few places mentioned on the board (PPQ, La Vie?), but the reviews seem to be mixed... Also, we definitely want Asian-style crab, as opposed to a cioppino.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
If I recall Crustacean and PPQ are owned by the same family. If you're on public transo, it depends on where you're staying. PPQ is in the Richmond district (towards the Pacific) and Crustacean on Polk closer to downtown. I think R&G Lounge does roasted crab.
The other option for Asian crab is Yuet Lee in Chinatown. Not roasted (not that I know) but very tasty and fresh,
I do not have advice on Roasted Crab except that most of the good Vietnamese places have it. I would think that there would be a spot in the tenderloin for that.
If Asian style is the only criteria lots of Cantonese places serve Crab many with live tanks. My favorite preparation is with stir fried with scallions and ginger but they usaually offer a number of preparations.