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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.

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    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...

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        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.

              http://www.chow.com/places/9509

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