Eat & Drink like the locals: "Cua Lot- Deep Fried Sof Shelled Crab!" Street Vendors Tip by machomikemd

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I love soft shelled crabs and it is hard to get these rare treat but here in vietnam, these are common fare since they have an abundant seafood supply and this is my second favorite dish here at saigon.

Cua Lot is vietnamese deep fried soft-shelled crab served with a sweet vinegar vinaigrette sauce and is an appetizer but can also be as a main course since it is crunchy! they only gathing crabs when molting season starts wherein the crabs lose their hard shell anf grow new ones and it takes 4 days for it to hardened hence it is during this time that these crabs are gathered. it cost 40,000 VND an order at nightmarkets and hawker centers and 75,000 VND at pricey restaurants like Vietnam House Restaurant.

Favorite Dish: the cua lot is available even at the stalls of benh than market and pho mua sam night market

Address: available everywhere
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: available everywhere
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 14, 2012
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