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Questions about Seafood Village and King Crab (again)

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I'm venturing out to the SGV again for more live king crab. Thought I might try Seafood Village, but noticed that Yahoo Yellow Pages lists three locations (684 W Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park, 9669 Las Tunas Dr. in Temple City, and 1463 Nogales St. in Rowland Heights). Are these three branches in a small chain, or independent places with the same name? Which one should I try for fresh king crab. Or is New Concept better?

Lastly, can anyone tell me how to say or write king crab cooked three ways so that I have some prayer of being understood by a waiter who may not speak English well?

Thanks hounds. Will report back.

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  1. I can't help with an answer to this but, if you're organizing a lunch during the week, I'd love to participate!

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    1. re: Bob Brooks

      It's a small chain that specializes in Chiu Chow food.

    2. All the Seafood Village locations are the same - they are a chain owned by the same investors.

      Seafood Village does not offer the traditional "crab done 3 ways". If that's what you are after, try either 888 or MPV. New Concept is fine also.

      Sorry to say, but as a non-Chinese patron you are easy pickings for most of these restaurants/waiters ... they'll take advantage of you any chance they get, even with the magical words ...