Startlingly, I realized it's been more than two years since I've dined there. So when my brother suggested dinner at Boiling Crab the evening after lil' sis ran the Disneyland half marathon, we were all looking forward to it.
This Vietnamese-American-owned Cajun crawfish chain has now grown to 10 locations in Texas and California. The new Alhambra location is slightly larger and just as popular. Get there before 6 p.m. or wait with everyone else in the patio area.
Oldest nephew happened to be up north too so he decided to join us. He had been looking forward to trying Cajun crawfish after hearing lil' sis talk about it.
We started with a dozen raw oysters, $13.99.
He reminded me that I introduced him to oyster shooters at Le Bistro Montage - Portland, and now I was introducing him to Vietnamese-American Cajun crawfish. Aww. Made me feel like a good auntie, exposing him to new things.
We donned bibs for the occasion.
Tiberia is now six months! How time flies! She's at the age where she wants to grab at everything.
Lil' sis, time to hand our niece back to me.
I can't resist.
So when the rest of the food came, I gladly played with her so my brother and his wife could eat.
We ordered two pounds of crawfish with the "whole shebang" for $7.99/lb. They're kinda stingy on the corn and sausage. Only one piece of each if you order two pounds.
Two pounds of shrimp with the "whole shebang" at $8.99/lb.
Dungeness crab was $12.99/lb.
Cajun fries were $2.99.
They now charge 25 cents for tap water. I know! At least they give free refills.
Messy, messy eating.
Then the aftermath.
I get a lot of hits with people trying to guess the seasonings. I have my Vietnamese-Cajun boil recipe, but have no idea what's in Boiling Crab's version. I definitely tasted celery salt this time though, along with the butter, lemon pepper, and garlic.
Other Cajun crawfish restaurants:
The Boiling Crab - Alhambra (Valley Blvd.)
Rockin' Crawfish - Westminster (Little Saigon)
The Boiling Crab
33 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
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