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Best fried shrimp?

wutzizname Oct 13, 2007 02:38 PM

With or without coconut.

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    Burger Boy RE: wutzizname Oct 13, 2007 06:24 PM

    Johnny's Shrimp Boat, very thick beer batter type, get the rice & chili also! This ain't fancy it is a chain, of 3 or 4, been around since the 60's. Original Shrimp house is good also, they just moved, so that address is no good, but call them.

    Johnny's Shrimp Boat
    2712 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

    Johnny's Shrimp Boat
    803 S Glendora Ave West, Covina, CA

    Original Shrimp House
    11821 Valley Blvd, El Monte, CA 91732

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      Skunk2Racer RE: Burger Boy Oct 14, 2007 08:18 AM

      Yeah Johnny's is great. Chinese Style shrimp, Korean owner, latino workers. Very Multi culture. I usually get the fried shrimp. An order of chili & Rice. Then I go across the street to La Moscota Bakery and round out my meal with some chicken & Beef tamales.

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        Burger Boy RE: Skunk2Racer Oct 14, 2007 09:58 AM

        Where is La Moscota Bakery, is that across from the Whittier one, I have a friend who swears by their tamales, especially the cheese. His wife passes them off as homemade at christmas parties.........LOL

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          Skunk2Racer RE: Burger Boy Oct 14, 2007 11:00 AM

          Yep That's the Place. I Like the Chicken, Beef, & Cheese. Don't care much for the pork and the sweet tamale. Oh and get the Large Chiccarones there.

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            sel RE: Skunk2Racer Oct 14, 2007 11:38 AM

            I got an assortment of all of La Mascota's tamales (and more from other shops) for Christmas and all of the flavors were a hit! I wondered about Johnny's Shrimp Boat across the street, guess I'll have to try it this week!

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      djquinnc RE: wutzizname Oct 14, 2007 08:24 AM

      I just had these potato-wrapped prawns at Khan Shabu Shabu on Western (across from Bu San) - that was a pretty spectacular appetizer. Kind of like skewers of prawn with shoestring potatoes spun around them and deep fried - doesn't get much better than that.

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        Oh Robin RE: wutzizname Oct 15, 2007 10:21 PM

        Okay, it's a chain. But I LOVE the fried shrimp at Black Angus. Tangy cocktail sauce too. Go for it...

        Black Angus Steakhouse
        5000 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712

        1. bigtums RE: wutzizname Oct 16, 2007 01:16 PM

          I had the fried shrimp at The Boiling Crab and it was really good. Really plump and big.

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            LilZ RE: wutzizname Oct 16, 2007 02:02 PM

            I love the big fried shrimp at the Galley in Santa Monica. They are perfect with a strong cocktail. Great atmosphere too!

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              JeetJet RE: wutzizname Oct 17, 2007 04:11 AM

              Fishermen's Outlet has a nice LARGE pile of fried shrimp.


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