The Road to (Crab) Rangoon

Interesting tale of the genesis of the deliciously inauthentic appetizer.


Thanks for posting this. We just had some last night as part of our Chinese takeout dinner. The Sausalito, CA restaurant we get them from calls them crab cheese puffs. Good as always!

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I’ve eaten this once - in a place in Key Largo. Disappointing. Overly thick pastry enclosing a very small amount of underflavoured crab. Best bit was the Thai style sweet chilli sauce that came with it - almost certainly straight out of the bottle.

Ratio is key, we have a local Thai spot that makes a lobster version. Very nicely done.


I ordered some, on my last visit to Boston . They aren’t that easy to find where I live.