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Been to The Boiling Crab?

flowergirl Jun 30, 2011 07:42 PM

I love eastern seafood but

it doesn't really exist in L A I just heard about The Boiling Crab for the first time. Have you been? Are the blure crabs like the east coast?

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    Johnny L RE: flowergirl Jul 1, 2011 12:17 AM

    its a Vietnamese version of a Louisiana crawfish boil. It's nothing too special but in SoCal its a one of a kind I suppose.

    Don't think they do bluecrabs though.

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      reality check RE: Johnny L Jul 1, 2011 01:07 AM

      They do have bluecrabs, at least by the pics from this review:


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        will47 RE: Johnny L Jul 1, 2011 12:08 PM

        One of a kind? There are a lot of Viet "Cajun" seafood places in Southern California...

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          Johnny L RE: will47 Jul 2, 2011 10:17 AM

          now they are other places expanding but they its not like they are crowding every corner for example frozen yogurt shops.

      2. wienermobile RE: flowergirl Jul 1, 2011 07:53 AM

        Blue Crabs are on their menu as seasonal, so be sure to call first.

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          James Cristinian RE: wienermobile Jul 1, 2011 02:08 PM

          This is peak time for blue crabs, if they are going to have them it should be now.

        2. Das Ubergeek RE: flowergirl Jul 1, 2011 09:47 PM

          Yes, I've been. Yes, I'm from the East Coast. No, it's not remotely like a crab boil in Maryland. It's more Cajun flavours. You can get blue crab at 99 Ranch Market (or Hawaii Market, where they'll be better) and do it up yourself for cheaper.

          99 Ranch
          17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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            oldusedcop RE: flowergirl Jul 3, 2011 04:36 PM

            If this is Maryland or Cajun, it's the Asian version. On entering, the customer is immediately assaullted by "waitresses" who give the appearance of being more like bar girls than purveyors of food. The shrimp are overcooked.

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              Bruin2 RE: flowergirl Jul 3, 2011 05:31 PM

              K-town location said they do not have blue crabs.

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