The Crawfish Guide

Our 5 Favorite Crawfish Dishes Around Town

All the crawfish tails you can eat, minus the pesky peeling.

By Katharine Shilcutt February 20, 2017 Published in the March 2017 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Japanese-style crawfish udon at Mr. Crawfish

For those times when you don’t feel like getting your fingers dirty, Houston offers an abundance of dishes full of fat, already-peeled crawfish tails, with influences from across the globe.

What: Japanese-style crawfish udon
Where: Mr. Crawfish & More
Why: You’ve already eaten a dozen bowls of crawfish pho at LA Crawfish by now, so try this crab-based broth filled with fat udon noodles and tempura-fried crawfish.

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Pakistani-style crawfish masala at Himalaya

What: Pakistani-style crawfish masala
Where: Himalaya
Why: You love chef Kaiser Lashkari’s Desi take on Southern standards like chicken-fried steak; now taste what he does with crawfish tails and his signature spicy, creamy masala sauce.

What: American Chinese-style crawfish egg rolls
Where: St. John’s Fire Food Truck
Why: You’ve likely never encountered an egg roll stuffed with crawfish tails, tasso ham, shrimp and spinach, nor one served with guava-mustard dip, until now.

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Crawfish and jalapeño enchiladas at Tommy's Restaurant

What: A Tex-Mex take on crawfish and jalapeño enchiladas
Where: Tommy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Why: You’ve enjoyed plenty of plates of shrimp enchiladas and always wondered if crawfish would be just as good (it is).

What: French-style crawfish omelet
Where: French Quarter Cajun Seafood
Why: You’ve always wondered why no one serves crawfish for breakfast; now someone does (at least on Saturdays and Sundays).

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