Originally Posted by infinitecookbook
Live Dungeness is fantastic. Which oriental market was that? I've had it at an Oriental Market in Vancouver and it's night and day better than previously frozen Dungeness which has a bitter taste to it - salty from the preserves. I wonder if the Rustic Inn cooks them live or not. I think maybe not because they only offer them as garlic Dungeness and of course that masks the taste. The beautiful natural taste of live crab is something to behold. A big fat Dungeness crab has a really good meat to work ratio.
The place is in western Pines, but they stopped carrying the dungies. Hence, the reason why I only lucked out one day.
I've had them in San Fran and Vancouver, BC freshly done. Your right about that funky taste of the frozen ones. I've had them done as chili crab, Thai style. Which weren't too bad.