June 3, 2011
If you have never had Boiling Crab, you haven’t lived.
…Okay, maybe I shouldn’t say that, especially since I now live on the East Coast, where fresh seafood is plentiful and there’s a crab/crawfish/seafood boil of some sort happening every other summer weekend. Yes, one bucket of shellfish here should be just as good (if not better) than a bag of shellfish in Los Angeles but when I compare these seafood-fests to Boiling Crab, I just feel like I’m missing something.
Maybe it’s those perfectly fried and seasoned Cajun fries that are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. They’re so satisfying, you can’t help but smile (especially when you’re dipping them in ketchup happy faces drawn all over the wax-paper covered tables).
Maybe it’s the baskets of fried oysters; devour one basket and you’ll realize you’ll want to order another. The plump oysters are lightly battered so the oyster’s full briny flavor is present in every bite.
Maybe it’s the “whole shebang” infused in every piece of crawfish, shrimp, crab, sausage and corn. A concoction of lemon, pepper, garlic, butter and Cajun seasoning, the spice stains your fingertips and permeates your clothes with a smell that lingers long after you’ve finished eating.
Honestly though, it’s probably just the pure hunger and anticipation gnawing at inner linings of your stomach after waiting for a table for at least an hour (if not closer to two). However long the wait, it’s is worth the payoff – Boiling Crab is one of those things you just have to experience and god, it is good.
742 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803