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Crab Rangoon

Reese solves the mystery of why there’s no Crab Rangoon on the coasts. Its absence on menus out here was the first thing I noticed after moving to NYC. And its the first thing I’ll go out to eat when I visit my folks at Xmas.

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I’ve had crab rangoon here, at some take-out place in Hell’s Kitchen near a friend’s house. (Friend is from Nebraska, natch.) I’d be hard-pressed to find it again and he no longer lives in the area. The search continues.

Aaron | 15 Oct 2003
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Crab Rangoon is very common in Boston-area Chinese Restaurants.

AA | 15 Oct 2003
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you can get crab rangoon at Sapolo restaurant on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. the food in general is pretty so-so there, but i’m totally addicted to the crab rangoon.

BMG | 15 Oct 2003
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we used to always eat it in chinese restaurants in wi too.

rachelleb | 15 Oct 2003
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AA’s right, it is a staple at Boston-area restaurants, but I think the real reason they don’t have it much in NY is because its not really Chinese – unless cream cheese is a staple of Chinese diets that I have previously never heard of.

dahl | 15 Oct 2003
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I have such a hopeless passion for crab rangoons that a friend actually thought of me and sent me Reese’s link on reading it. The little packages of savory goodness are alive and well in Michigan (hardly the home of authentic Chinese food to begin with) but I haven’t found edible rangoons in NYC. Found them one place on Lex? Park? but they were terrible and don’t count.

Laurel | 15 Oct 2003
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I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten Crab Rangoon in Florida Chinese Restaurants.

Now, in San Francisco, I work for Chinese people who serve me “sweet tofu” at Christmas. I think sweet tofu is an acquired taste.

Sugar | 16 Oct 2003
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We have some delicious crab rangoon in the chinese restaurants here in Georgia!

Laynee27 | 1 Nov 2003
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Crab Rangoon
I’m happy to be back in a state that believes in crab rangoon…

rachelleb.com links | 21 Mar 2004