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lexusalhambra Jan 29, 2008 03:52 PM

My mother and I love golden deli that is in the same strip mall in alhambra next to newport seafood. Although we have never tried Newport Seafood, we have noticed it is always packed. Has anyone ever been and what are you comments? Thanks in advance!!

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    Chelmoon Jan 30, 2008 07:24 AM

    It's in San Gabriel and it's the lobster.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/390672

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      fdb Jan 30, 2008 07:56 AM

      Newport is know for their lobsters--very tasty peppery sauce unlike other Cantonese preparation. Their salt & pepper pork ribs and kung pao chicken are surprisingly good, too.

      1. ipsedixit Jan 30, 2008 08:50 AM

        In addition to the lobster (or crab), make sure to get the "shaking beef".

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          crystaw Jan 30, 2008 09:06 AM

          Is the "shaking beef" the dish where serve pieces of beef with a side of dipping salt and pepper? We had a delicious beef dish like that a few years ago with some family friends at Newport Seafood (that was the only time I've been there). Our friends who hosted the dinner told us that Newport Seafood is sort of Chinese-Vietnamese fusion unless my Mandarin was so rusty that I completely misunderstood him!

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            ipsedixit Jan 30, 2008 09:40 AM

            Yup, comes with tuk meric (white pepper and salt mixture with lemon juice) for dipping.

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              raytamsgv Jan 30, 2008 09:59 AM

              Your Mandarin isn't that rusty--it's definitely Chinese-Vietnamese. I believe they also have Thai on their menu in addition to Chinese, English, and Vietnamese.

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            exilekiss Jan 30, 2008 12:24 PM

            Hey lexusalhambra,

            Yah, as others have said, Newport Seafood is famous for their GIGANTIC Lobsters (my friend once treated a bunch of us, and I kid you not, the Lobster was the size of a dog(!!!) it was ridiculous huge).

            Besides that, they have fresh seafood that's seasonal: Currently they have Live King Crab which was delicious! :)

            Also they currently have Sturgeon, Prepared 2 Ways (Steamed, and Sauteed in an awesome Garlic, Basil Asian Sauce).

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              lexusalhambra Jan 30, 2008 02:22 PM

              Sounds great!! I am going for dinner tonight!! Very excited for some good seafood!! Thank you for your advice!

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                raytamsgv Jan 30, 2008 03:18 PM

                One last piece of advice: bring lots of cash. At last count, they don't accept credit cards.

            2. burumun Jan 30, 2008 12:56 PM

              yup lobster. but besides that I like to there for their lunch specials. Salt&Pepper fried pork chop for $4.75 or fried fish with basil for $5.75

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