Thanh Le’s Shrimp & Crab Family-Style Stir Fry


The Clay Pot has long been a Waco institution. Now owned and operated by Thanh Le and her husband, Phong Le, the menu still offers some of the westernized dishes favored by their loyal fan base. And while most of the dishes, around 90% according to Thanh, feature the Vietnamese cooking of her childhood, every dish is an interpretation, an expression of her approach to cooking, and is entirely individual.

Thanh’s recipe for shrimp and crab family-style stir fry is more like a template than a set guide and is a go-to for the Le family when they need a wholesome, quick dinner.

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Clay Pot: Vietnamese Cooking with Western Twists

When the weather cooperates, nothing beats eating out on the Clay Pot patio.

Located on a busy stretch of Franklin Avenue in downtown Waco, Clay Pot has been a Waco institution since the early 2000s, serving up Vietnamese and Vietnamese fusion to a loyal cadre of customers.

With a spacious dining room, an outdoor patio featuring a colorful mural of rural Vietnam, and a large, marble-style water fountain quietly splashing away in the background, it’s a great space for a casual night out with family and friends.

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