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Pacific Lobsters-where are they??

okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 09:02 AM

Trying to locate live Pacific Lobsters....has anyone seen them? We used to be able to get them good and cheap at our local 99 Ranch market but not this year apparently. Saw them at Fish King but whoa! $22/lb! No thanks, I'll keep looking. So the search continues....would love to find a source somewhere near the Pasadena area.

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    Diana RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 01:07 PM

    santa monica seafood, nowhere close, but worth the trip.

    1. hrhboo RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 01:15 PM

      Santa Monica Seafood has them, but bear in mind that their prices are generally quite a bit higher than Fish King.

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        budlit RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 01:40 PM

        I get them from the Anjin II at sm farmer's markets. I think $17.00/lb and delicious. She is also at other farmer's markets.

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          dreamcast18 RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 03:40 PM

          HK Supermarket on San Gabriel. They have tonnes of them. Live and cheap! (if you can call that cheap..well, cheaper than Santa Monica!)

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            okiedokieartichokie RE: dreamcast18 Nov 16, 2007 03:59 PM

            thanks for the info! Any idea on the cost per lb at HK Supermarket?

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            torty RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 16, 2007 05:19 PM

            Pretty pricey- but - I ate 5 meals off a 2-1/2 pounder from Quality Seafood in Redondo so at $21+/lb.... I had a Dungeness the day before and the meat yield was not even comparable. The spiny lobster was a great tasty deal. And these guys are so angry and alive they practically flip out of the fishmongers hands.

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              vlad RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 18, 2007 03:06 PM

              In Little Saigon in Westminster, (I know, a bit far from Pasadena), go to the

              A Dong Supermarket
              9221 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA
              (714) 657-7456

              they usually have very large (4 - 6 lbs) Pacific Spiny Lobsters for less than $10/lb.

              Unbeatable deal.

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                Clinton RE: okiedokieartichokie Nov 19, 2007 09:01 AM

                Been to a Filipino supermarket yesterday in Carson that has more fresh seafood that any market here in LA or Orange County. It's called Seafood City on Carson and Main Street. Hard to find parking though.

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