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You’ve heard of Taco Tuesday, but at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza, they have what’s called Crab Tuesday.
Every Tuesday, Master Chef Helene “Mama” An leaves her Crustacean Beverly Hills restaurant to bring dozens of Dungeness crabs to the OC location. Upon arrival at AnQi, Chef An works solo in her Secret Kitchen, preparing the signature dish perfected at Crustacean in Beverly Hills and San Francisco decades ago: roasted crab, served with the House of An’s equally renowned garlic noodles.
The An Famous Roasted Crab is made with fresh, whole Dungeness crabs that weigh an average of two and a half pounds. They come in the shell ($48) or shelled ($53) for easier eating.
At a recent tasting dinner we tried the crab both ways, and loved each preparation. We also got to sample a few of the other signature dishes on the extensive and impressive AnQi menu, and were impressed with the creativity, and the fabulous flavors that erupted from each dish.
The Roasted Crab sells out early, so they advise calling a minimum of 24 hours in advance to reserve an order (dinner only). For reservations and to pre-order the crab, please call 714.557.5679.
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