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I bought some rice field crabs
« on: October 25, 2021, 05:04:34 PM »
I just went into a Chinese supermarket to get some fish sauce because I thought maybe Chinese wouldn't price gouge on fish sauce shortage.  Then to my surprise they were selling rice field crabs!  I bought 5 lb of the crabs so that I can make some bun rieu.  These are the small little crabs that you can't make anything out of except bun rieu.  I think these crabs will overtake the US if let loose.  But what do I care I just want some authentic bun rieu.






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Re: I bought some rice field crabs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 05:19:45 PM »
those things taste like shyt.  You are better off at the farmers market for some fresh sea crabs.

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Re: I bought some rice field crabs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 05:27:47 PM »
The best bun rieu has to have a muddy taste to it, with real mud.

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Re: I bought some rice field crabs
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 05:32:18 PM »
I don't buy into white peoples definition of "authentic".  Bun Rieu tastes much better with salt water crabs just like Pho tastes much better with 10% noodles 90% meat.  A lot of dishes in Vietnam are made for people who don't have the purchasing power for quality ingredients. 

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Re: I bought some rice field crabs
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 05:44:38 PM »
I just went to Pho Tran and they give you tons of meat.  If you order the special they give you an extra block of meat on a giant bone from the leftover pot.  They gave this one girl a giant block of meat that made me thought she was savage.




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Re: I bought some rice field crabs
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 05:48:01 PM »
yes, they are on their way to become spacenamese.  Let's hope for some Michelin stars for Vietnamese cuisine in the future. 

 
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