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Live Dungeness at Ranch 99 (Mountain View)

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Live Dungeness at Ranch 99 (Mountain View)

FattyDumplin | Feb 7, 2012 11:33 AM

After my experience eating dungeness at Yuet Lee, I got inspired and bought the live dungeness at Ranch 99 for $4.99 / lb. While pretty good, I found the crab to be a bit "light". As in the meat wasn't as densely packed and when you ate the clusters, the ratio of meat to shell was a lot lower than what I had at Yuet Lee.

For the crab experts out there, why is that? Is it just end of the season and the crabs are losing mass? Or is it just the Ranch crabs are lower quality or have been sitting in the tanks for awhile and lose mass?

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