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  • In the 18 hours and 43 minutes since my last meal at Boiling Crab, I have taken three showers, washed my hands thirty-seven times, soaked in the juice of four lemons and scrubbed twice with a stainless-steel bar. I have brushed my teeth six times, flossed five and gargled with Listerine and...
    -LA Weekly
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    Hip, hip, hooray! Angelenos no longer have to drive to Alhambra or Garden Grove to get their fix of cheap seafood. Today at 3 p.m., The Boiling Crab opens its first location in Koreatown (in the Brown Derby Plaza, to be precise). That's very close to The HMS Bounty and only a few blocks west...
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    What's not to love about a nautical-themed Cajun seafood peel-it-yourself Vietnamese-owned restaurant in the heart of Little Saigon? The clientele at the Boiling Crab is mostly Asian, as are the servers, who bring you copious quantities of crawfish, shrimp, blue crab and...
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  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Episode 603 "Messy" Simon's segment on the shrimp at the Boiling Crab bestthing
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    The Boiling Crab raised money for Japan's 2011 earthquake & tsunami relief efforts.
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    -Global Medic
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    Cajun crawfish restaurants have become a craze in Little Saigon.bestthing
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  • The seafood chain from California specializes in the ultimate in casual dining: eating with your hands and wearing a bib. There’s more than just crab at the Boiling Crab. In fact, if it’s in a shell and comes from the ocean, they’ll steam it and douse it in butter, garlic and any combination...
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    Here is the moment that many hungry Orange County foodies have been anxiously waiting for… The Boiling Crab Costa Mesa, just down the street from South Coast Plaza, is finally open! Monday, June 4, 2012 was their soft opening. This Friday, June 8, 2012 is their official grand opening.
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    A certain fortitude is required to dine at the Boiling Crab during crawfish season. By 6 p.m. — early for dinner in Houston — a line will have clotted the foyer and spilled onto the front sidewalk. “It will be 45 minutes,” a harried waitress may tell you as she inscribes your name in a crumpled notebook.

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  • Andrea Nguyen's presentation at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium this weekend was bound to be a bit contentious, as the award-winning cookbook author was slated to explain to a roomful of proud Southern eaters and cooks that the Vietnamese crawfish...
    -Dallas Observer
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    The Boiling Crab: Finger-licking Cajun-style seafood, where bibs are the attire of choice, is what you'll find at the Boiling Crab in San Jose. What's served - and the price - makes this worth the trip. The low prices and no-reservation policy mean the Boiling Crab is generally packed, especially on...
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    Seeing the Boiling Crab's success, Tran and two friends put money together to open their own crayfish restaurant. "We were taking a risk," said Tran, 26. "We didn't know if the Boiling Crab could be duplicated." Tran, who grew up near Little Saigon, knew that his friends were getting tired of...
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  • Boiling Crab in Garden Grove, Calif...opened in 2003, now has eight locations in the state and beyond. All tout their finishing sauces, including a buttery blend of garlic, lemon pepper and Cajun spice mix known as the Whole Sha-Bang. The Boiling Crab Web site portrays Mr. Nguyen...
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    The Boiling Crab's a Southern California sensation that stands at the pinnacle of Viet-Cajun cuisine.For the uninitiated, here's how it works: Customers choose their shellfish, choose their poundage and settle on a seasoning to go with it.

    -Dallas Observer
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    Of all the food trends to hit OC in the past decade, the Vietnamese Cajun-crawfish restaurant has to be most under appreciated. We don't know about you, but we've become inured to all those frozen-yogurt shops.But the crawfish craze? We're still living it. And it's because of one place: the Boiling Crab.
    -OC Weekly
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