Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Raw crab from the Yellow Sea

This post took place on June 4 and 8, 2010.

We had Baekryundo crabs at my dad's friend's house in Seoul.

These are caught in the Yellow Sea which is the sea between Korea and China. They are served in a simple sauce of soy sauce and red pepper flakes and paste.

I didn't realize that they were uncooked until I'd eaten half of one, but once I figured it out they tasted awesome. The crab tastes like super fresh sea urchin, but better and bigger portions.

I must have seem prety excited about them because dad's friend served the crabs to us again a few days later, for breakfast. Even better.

These crabs seem very similar to blue crabs back in the US. Next time I see live crabs for sale, I'm going to give this recipe a try.

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