Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC

Boasting succulent meat, flavorful taste and appealing appearance, dishes made from crabs have alwasy been a favorite pick of many foodies in Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam. Below are some recommended crab dishes for an unforgettable experience.

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Fried crab pincers

Fried crab pincers boast an irresistible sweetness that all foodies will surely fall for. The pincers are all freshly-caught, meaty and have softshell. Ho Chi Minh has it all from crab pincers fried with salt and chili, fried crab pincers with tamarind sauce, to fried crab pincers with butter.

Depending on each store, the flavors might be a little different, but one thing for sure, the dish will kick-start your metabolism and make your day.

Suggested address:

Thao Oc Restaurant – Vinh Khanh, Ward 8, District 4

Little Chit shop – Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 10

Oc Dao – Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, district 1

Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
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Crab thick noodle soup

Another option for diners who love specialties is the crab thick noodle soup. The dish attacks food lovers with its chewy noodle, meaty and flavorfully-marinated crabs, fish balls, mushrooms, coriander. The sweet soup completes the dish.

The dish is a harmonious combination of different colors, from bright red of the crabs, milky white of the noodle, to the golden broth and green herbs.

Suggested address:

Ba Sach crab cake soup – Hoa Cuc, ward 7, Phu Nhuan district

Green Chili Salt Crab Soup – Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 9, District 10

Cau Bong crab cake soup – Dinh Tien Hoang, Binh Thanh district

Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
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Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
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Fried milk crabs

Milk crabs are high in canxi and can be cooked into different yummy dishes. In some restaurants in HCMC, the menu of milk crabs are quite diverse. Diners can enjoy dishes such as salted milk crabs, deep-fried milk crabs to milk crabs with garlic butter.

Suggested address:

Hai Thuong Lan Ong, District 5

Thien Kieu – Truong Sa Quan, Ward 3, Tan Binh District

Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
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Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
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Beef noodle with crabs

Like a normal beef noodle, the delicacy has a huge crab sausage on top. The combination gives the familiar dish a distinct fragrant that is not at all fishy.

Suggested address:

Bun Bo Go 7 Ghien – Le Van Tho, Ward 8, Go Vap District

Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
(Photo: Zing News)
Four dishes with crabs to tickle your taste buds in HCMC
(Photo: Zing News)