In Texas, Georgia, California, and beyond, Vietnamese immigrants have been opening Cajun-inspired seafood joints for years, serving up spicy, saucy boiled crawfish and other seafood, giving diners the opportunity to eat with their hands.
It took a few decades, but Boston’s finally onboard the Vietnamese-Cajun seafood boil train. The first location of ever-expanding local chain Shaking Crab debuted in Newton at the start of 2016, quickly followed by Holly Crab in Allston, Loui Loui Louisiana in Stoneham (and later Allston), and more.
Here’s where to find Vietnamese-Cajun seafood boils and similar dishes around Boston. Put on a bib, put on gloves, and get ready to get messy.
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