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foodwhisperer Apr 27, 2012 09:20 PM

The Viet Cafe in Tribeca has this dish they call vegetarian crab cakes. They are really delicious. Crispy panko coated outside and crabcake consitsency inside. Even has a bit of a crab or fish taste, but there is neither fish nor crab in it. You can see some carrot, pepper, maybe tofu, and lots of secret ingredients. They taste amazing and are served with a bit of Vietnamese salad, and a kind of tartar sauce. I'm wondering if anyone has ever had anything similar anywhere.

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  1. PlomeekSoup RE: foodwhisperer Apr 28, 2012 10:24 AM

    I've not tried Viet Cafe, but perhaps the "crab" rangoon from Soy and Sake would satisfy?

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      foodwhisperer RE: PlomeekSoup May 2, 2012 12:21 AM

      I've had the crab rangoon and other dishes at Soy and Sake. Not the same as these Viet Cafe veggie crab cakes.

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        diakon RE: foodwhisperer May 2, 2012 06:16 AM

        What is the point of vegetarian crab cake? Especially if it tastes so much like crab I would be dubious about the content.

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          foodwhisperer RE: diakon May 2, 2012 09:46 AM

          It has its own taste, and a great texture. It just so happens they call them "vegetarian crabcakes" they could have called it by any other name, but apparently that sells them.I do know there are carrot, and tofu in the content, i'm unsure of what holds it together. Try these and see for your self. I was looking for something similar elsewhere.

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