Live King Crab - Little Saigon: When, Where, How Much?
My birthday is in November and I really want live king crab for my dinner. Is that the right time of year? I had heard cold months are when the restaurants have live crab.
I'm close to Little Saigon. Any recommendations? I've heard of places in Irvine but that crab runs around $30/lb and that the crabs are 5-7 pounds.
Does that sound right? Which is better? Little Saigon or Irvine?
Any help appreciated!
I live in NYC, so I can't help that much, but I have seen live king crab mainly in the spring, April and May. Crabs do run about 5-7 lbs, and the last time I saw them for sale they were $21.99/lb...(Centre. st market in Chinatown).
I looked it up, there are over 2 dozen "Little Saigons" in the U.S. Any city with a half-way large population of Vietnamese people has an area with that designation. I'm not sure you can get "live" king crab outside of Alaska and Canada during the crab season.