Softshell Crabs 2012
post your favorite places to eat Softshells!
are they appearing regularly on the menu at Great NY Noodletown yet?
also - I'll be around Union Square tomorrow night pre-Fuerza Bruta.. any worthy preparations in the area?
Union Square Cafe is serving them:
Crispy Soft-Shell Crab 31
English Peas, Saffron Broth, Fennel, Chili Oil
Quite a lot more expensive than Noodletown, of course! I remember having this dish many years ago and liking it.
Had 15 East's Tuesday night. Appetizer section but large enough portion for meal with a few pieces of sushi. Spectacular. Light, crunchy, salty coating, clean flavors.
May 19 Report:
I made it down to Noodletown around 1am tonight, and the soft-shells are as big and fresh and deliciious as always!
had my usual and paired 2 of them with the roast pork and rice.
Craft had a softshell crab main on the menu when I went for dinner this past Sunday, but I'm only seeing it on the tasting menu online now.
Union Square Cafe - good but small. I had it two weeks ago and it was $29. One not terribly large crab on some puree, with bacon bits and fiddleheads or maybe it was asparagus - delicious, crispy and golden but $29 for 1 crab does not make an entree!
Takahachi - spider roll still the best in town.
Masak - Brunch last week, fried and crispy in a brioche bun - amazing with jalapeno sauce $15.