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Feb 20, 2012 04:57 PM

Soft-shell crab GTA, Niagara, London?

Looking for places that serve Soft-shell crab as an appetizer or meal not just Spider Sushi Roll.
Where do you go in the GTA, Niagara or London area for soft-shell crab? How is it served? Is it available all year round?

Thanks for your recommendations,

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  1. Many sushi places serve tempura softshell crab year-round as an app. You can be almost certain that they're frozen at most places, and if they're fresh when in season (late spring) you'll know it, as it'll be heavily advertised and you'll pay through the nose for it.

    When in season, they're fairly common on menus, but at a fairly high price, as they cost about two bucks each wholesale, for the "super jumbos" at least.

    1. Porchetta and Co makes an excellent soft-shell crab sandwich, when it's in season.