Lobster in Chinatown
- TOfoodie Dec 1, 2006 02:24 PM
Any suggestions for good and reasonably priced lobster in Chinatown? Have to stress no MSG on this one too. Thanks!
I think you mean Wah Sing.
That would have been my reco too. The lobster is 2 for price of 1 and cost in the twenties. My fave is with ginger and scallions. They also do crab the same way (though no "deal" going price wise) but since they coat the meat in the cooking process, the crab gets most of the coating on the shell whereas the lobster's is on the meat.
There's also a REALLY good chicken in a sizzling pot. I don't know the english name for it but ask about a "jer jer chicken pot" the staff will know what you mean.
The also have a good shanghai noodle stirfry.
I really like their snails in black bean sauce but it's an awful lot of work for a little piece of meat (don't eat the dark tail area).
I heard that their deep-fried squid is REALLY good, but when I went it was only okay (the people that reco-ed it also went and said it was better the time before).
I also like their salt water watercress. Ask for no or less oil, it really is a refreshing dish to cut the heaviness of the other dishes.
Also, their crystal sauce is good (normally called some veg stir fried with some seafood/beef), but don't get it with scallops, not that fresh. Try shrimp.
I've also seen lots of people get beef in a sizzling plate...looked good.
I second the Hua Sang recommendation. I like the lobster with ginger and onion there. Very, very good!
Thanks for the recos everyone - dinner was delish at Hua Sang on Friday night. I'll have to go again soon!
I'm pretty sure that Hua Sang and Wah Sing share a kitchen and are run by two brothers. I've been to both and the food is exactly the same, they have the same 2-for-1 lobster deal. They're also my favourite lobster places. I also enjoy the seafood soup (hotsauce addition necessary), the hot pots and the rice noodles.