Helmed by matriarch and executive chef Helene An, Crustacean Beverly Hills has been serving the family’s simple yet elegant Vietnamese dishes for nearly two decades. The new cookbook from Helene and her daughter Jacqueline, Ăn: To Eat, makes public for the first time some of the legendary recipes from the House of An, like the richly flavorful Drunken Crab.
My mother’s father is the inspiration behind this dish,” writes Jacqueline An. “My grandfather loved fresh crabs cooked in beer and wine; the wine gives the dish a nice fragrance, while the beer imparts a sweet taste.
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