Mopho Canteen — 197 Carlisle St, Balaclava
This new modern Vietnamese eatery serves up soft shell crab with betel leaf, sriracha mayo, watercress and spring onion salad. It conveniently comes in entrée or main sizes.
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Hammer & Tong — Rear 412 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
These guys are kinda famous for their soft shell crab burger, with sesame slaw, coriander, spring onion and sriracha mayo. You'll also see it on the menu whenever Hammer & Tong have their food truck at festivals.
Top Paddock — 658 Church St, Richmond
Much has been said of Top Paddock's fresh Queensland soft shell mud crab roll, with a fennel and dill salad and lime mayo in a brioche bun.
Newmarket Hotel — 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda
Celebrating "the flavour of California with a wink to the south", the Newmarket has a soft shell crab taco on their menu, with fennel, corn, and spiced tomatillo.
The Smith — 213 High St, Prahran
The Smith's menu is chock full of mouth-watering seafood delights, including a black pepper soft shell crab yuba roll with Vietnamese mint and chilli kewpie.
Cumulus Inc — 45 Flinders Ln, CBD
Ok, so you've rocked up to Cumulus Inc and you're preparing for a big nights of eats. Start with the oysters, and then move onto the soft shell crab with fermented chilli. Continue.
Seamstress Restaurant & Bar — 113 Lonsdale St, CBD
Order a Singapore chilli soft shell crab, toasted rice and green mango salad to go with your cocktail for a fresh and casually fancy lunch.
Cyren Bar Grill Seafood — Shop 197, 2-10 Darling Drive, Harbourside, Darling Harbour
Yes, you would expect a place with 'seafood' in their name to get it right, and Cyren delivers with their tempura soft shell crab with chilli, shallots and a ginger dipping sauce.
Chat Thai — 20 Campbell St, Haymarket & 222a Carrington Rd, Randwick
Do yourself a f(l)avour and order the Bpu Nim Padt Pohng Karee — stir fry of crisp soft shell crab in a mildly aromatic yellow curry sauce with lovage.
Nakashima — 7 Cambridge St, The Rocks
Anyone who tries the soft shell crab salad at this cosy Japanese restaurant just raves about it.
Belly Bao — Goodgod Small Club, 55 Liverpool St, Sydney
We all know the pork belly bao is the most popular but if you wanna go for something a little different, Belly Bao does a soft shell crab one.
Burger Liquor Lobster — Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly & The London Hotel, Paddington
Burger Liquor Lobster offers up exactly what the name says, and a little more — including the crispy soft shell crab roll with sweet chilli and lime mayo, iceberg lettuce and shallots.
Queenie's — Level 1, The Forresters, Cnr Foveaux & Riley Sts, Surry Hills
The jerk chicken here is so good you'll be licking your fingers for days, and their coconut soft shell crab with hotsteppa sauce is just as delicious.