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Salt and Pepper Crab in Seattle??

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ricardoh Sep 30, 2010 05:33 PM

Just back from San Francisco where I ate a wonderful Chinese meal at the R&G Restuarant. The highlight of the meal was a "salt and pepper dungeness crab"...it was spectacular!! Does anyone know if this dish is available in any restaurant here? Thanks, fellow chowhounders.

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    equinoise Oct 1, 2010 09:52 AM

    I think alot of the better Cantonese-style restaurants that keep live crabs on hand can manage this dish. My go-to for crab is Sea Garden, and also the more vivid Malay/Singaporean preps at Malay Satay Hut.

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    Malay Satay Hut
    212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

    Sea Garden
    509 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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      christy319 Oct 1, 2010 02:30 PM

      If you haven't tried the Szechuan crab at places like Bamboo Garden and Seven Stars Pepper, do so. I think it blows R&G's salt and pepper crab out of the water.

      But if your heart is set on salt and pepper, I know salt and pepper prawns is a dish you'll find at Bamboo Garden--maybe they can make you a s&p crab too.

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      Bamboo Garden
      202 106th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

      1. Teknotic Oct 10, 2010 09:33 PM

        Malay Satay Hut has a peppered crab. I'm not sure if it's a Chinese style or Malaysian, but they eat a lot of Chinese food in Malaysia.

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        Malay Satay Hut
        212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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          christy319 Oct 28, 2010 04:35 PM

          In Voracious today they mentioned the S&P Crab at Flying Fish. But I checked the menu, and it runs $28/lb.

          !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Crab at Bamboo Garden is usually $9.99/lb, frequently less.

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          Bamboo Garden
          202 106th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

          Flying Fish
          2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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            bluedog67 Nov 30, 2010 08:27 PM

            I had the szechuan crab at 7 stars a week or so ago, and it was $12.99/lb. i hadn't had it in awhile, and it was better than i remembered.

            also, i noticed they have a seperate dish called salt and pepper crab. not sure what the difference is, and unfortunately, we didn't try it. we had one szechuan crab and one ginger crab for 3 of us and that was plenty. yum!

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