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Nothin' is hipper than having one flipper: Where to find frogs?

Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 08:56 AM

I'm interested in trying frog in any of its various forms -- legs especially, but anything really. Which restaurants do frog right??

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  1. Prav RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 08:57 AM

    Chinatown, any of the big restaurants there do frog in claypot.

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      trufflehound RE: Prav Oct 22, 2012 10:05 AM

      And, they offer live frog not frozen.

    2. galangatron RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 10:46 AM

      frog legs with lemongrass at anh hong in dorchester
      cha kroeung frog legs at phnom penh restaurant in lowell
      crispy fried frog legs at great taste restaurant in chinatown
      frog legs with peanut and pepper at great taste restaurant in chinatown
      salt and pepper frog legs at royal palace in chinatown
      jingdu frog legs at sichuan gourmet in framingham
      spicy frog legs with basil leaves at montien in chinatown
      spicy frog legs with garlic and pepper at montien in chinatown

      1. FinnFPM RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 10:59 AM

        49 Social, on Temple Place downtown, does Frog Legs and Waffles at the bar.

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          Taralli RE: FinnFPM Oct 23, 2012 03:28 AM

          That does look like an interesting combo for $11:

          FROG LEGS & WAFFLES-Crispy Frog Legs, Tarragon Waffles, Cippolini Onion Cognac Sauce

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            KWagle RE: Taralli Oct 25, 2012 01:45 AM

            That sounds awesome. Can I get it for breakfast?

        2. Kirs RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 01:20 PM

          I just saw frog legs on the menu at Kitchen in the South End.

          1. kobuta RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 03:18 PM

            When I visited for RW last year, Russell House Tavern had a fried frog legs on their menu which were quite tasty. Not sure if they rotate their menu. I prefer the Chinese preparations, but they usually encompass more parts of the frogs, which involves a lot of small bones, and not just the legs.

            1. MrsCheese RE: Swankalicious Oct 22, 2012 07:17 PM

              Aka bistro has frog legs on the menu, but I hate frog legs so I can't give a review. They look cute on the plate though. :-)

              1. KWagle RE: Swankalicious Oct 23, 2012 02:22 AM

                Live frogs? The seafood market under Winsor Cafe (and stop for some awesome dim sum while you're there!) Great Wall also has them, unless they have had their provably legal stock confiscated by government eco-fascists (yes, this is what happened in VA.)

                Cooked frogs? At Chinese restaurants, look for 田鸡 "tian ji" (that's simplified, but the first character is the same in traditional.) I like my frog stir-fried with fresh lily bulbs or sugar snap peas, since it's light in flavor. I've never had the frog and garlic claypot.

                1. opinionatedchef RE: Swankalicious Oct 26, 2012 11:46 PM

                  Sauteed frog legs with garlic are trad'ly French and Chez Henri does a good version as an app. Add salt and lemon juice and they're deeelish; one of my fav things. Moist white meat reminiscent of very tender chicken.

                  1. ipsofatso RE: Swankalicious Oct 27, 2012 05:21 AM

                    Best Little Restaurant has several iterations.

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                      phatchris RE: Swankalicious Oct 27, 2012 06:00 AM

                      I remember seeing chicken fried forg legs on a bar menu....just can't remember where :)

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