Went to PPQ Dungeness Island in the Outer Richmond for a lunar new year dinner. Was kind of last minute and this was one of the few places still accepting reservations. My first time here. They have live crabs in tanks in the back as well as some depressing looking fish. We ordered two types of crab and some other dishes.
Peppercorn Crab - Cua Rang Muoi
Battered and deep fried with peppercorns and other spices. I liked this crab preparation. Lots of pepper flavor, and the batter coating off the shell was quite good. Not as good as the similar salt and pepper prep from R&G Lounge though IMHO.
Roasted Crab - Cua Xao Bo
This was my favorite crab prep. Roasted with I think a little butter and garlic. Very simple, sweet crab enhanced with the butter.
House Garlic Noodles - Mi Xao Toi
A good accompaniment to the crab. Simple stir fried noodles with garlic seasoning. We had two orders and ended up adding another.
Crab Meat Fried Rice - Com Chien Cuai
This was ok, not too greasy. Should have probably ordered another round of garlic noodles instead though.
We also had the Vietnamese Carpaccio - Bo Tai Chanh, Fried Tofu with Ginger and Green Onion Soy Sauce - Dau Hu Chien, and the Sauteed Eggplant with Garlic and Basil Leaves - Ca Tim Xao Cay, which were all good. Didn’t get a picture of these. The fried tofu in particular was quite good.