Mud Crab Soup with Glass Noodles

Miến Cua Bể

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-6

    as part of a Shared Meal
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Songs of Sapa

By Luke Nguyen

Published 2009

  • About

IT’S MY FIFTH DAY STAYING AT THIS MINI HOTEL IN THE DARK LANES OF HANOI. IM HUNGRY SO I MAKE MY WAY DOWN THE EIGHT FLIGHTS OF STAIRS TO GO AND SEARCH FOR SOMETHING TO EAT. THE FRONT DESK PERSON, PROBABLY NO OLDER THAN FIFTEEN, SAYS, ‘MR NGUYEN, I’VE JUST COOKED DINNER; DO YOU WANT TO JOIN ME?’ HE HAD PREPARED THE MOST AMAZING, DELICATE CRAB SOUP AND I REMEMBER IT BEING SO CLEAR AND CLEAN, THE CRAB COOKED TO PERF