Alimango, also known as mud crab or mangrove crab, is a species of crab found in mangrove swamps, estuaries and brackish water bodies in Southeast Asia, especially in the Philippines. They are known for their large, heavy, and elongated carapace and have a dark brown to black color. The meat of alimango is known for its delicate, sweet, and savory flavor, and is a good source of lean protein, vitamins and minerals.
Alimango can be prepared in a variety of ways, including steaming, boiling, and sautéing. It is a popular ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisine, especially in the Philippines, where it is often used in stews, soups, and curries. The meat of Alimango can also be used in salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. Alimango is considered a delicacy and is a popular seafood choice for many people. They are typically sold live or fresh and are often caught using sustainable methods.