Yet another Chinese food post!

I went to a great Chinese restaurant recently and they gave me crabs!


Soft-shelled crabs, of course.

They were both crunchy and soft at the same time. Sometimes they are prepared with Five Spice. These were heavy on the garlic.



There was also a nice platter of seafood stir-fried with asparagus.


Pea tips.


Platitude cookie alert!



About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
This entry was posted in On the road and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. CatholicCaliGirl says:

    Ah, but you DO express yourself with charm and humor!

  2. acardnal says:

    Mmmmm . . . nice to see your adventures with Chinese food again. Always a pleasure.

  3. tianzhujiao says:

    Yummm, I also love soft shell crab……..with lots of garlic.

  4. teomatteo says:

    That poor ass-pah-ra-Gus… sharing that plate with the crustac… crustea… claw!

  5. yatzer says:

    “Ah, but you DO express yourself with charm and humor!”

    I read that softshell crabs are the whole crab when the shell is soft in Spring. I assume they are, um, cleaned of the yucky stuff inside.

  6. Kathleen10 says:

    The last one’s so true, unless one gets overly political.


  7. Luke Whittaker says:

    Not this time. Nope. These pics don’t hold a candle to the pot of chili and Italian meatballs (19 of them) that I made tonight. Yeah. I know. I didn’t intend to eat them together and really have explanation for why I made them both on the same night–and spaghetti sauce as well! My fortune cookie (the imaginary one) read, “You express yourself with tomato sauce.”

Comments are closed.