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Is Seafood Village worth going to...not crab season

choctastic May 8, 2008 10:50 AM

I have relatives coming in from S. Korea and they love Chinese food. I have been out of touch with what is good but after reading all the reviews here, I was thinking of taking them to Seafood Village. However, it's not crab season. Should I still take them? Or should I take them to someplace like Din Tai Fung? Thanks in advance.

  1. ipsedixit May 8, 2008 11:17 AM

    I actually don't think the star of the show at Seafood Village is the crab. I much prefer the House Special Fish, which comes in its own chafing dish and bunsen burner to match. Crab or no, I think Seafood Village would be a fine choice for out-of-towners.

    Other dishes to consider at Seafood Village: abalone, asparagus with dried scallops, house special chicken, any one of the congees.

    Full disclosure: I am not a big fan of Din Tai Fung, in fact you might say I am not a fan at all.

    Take it for what it's worth ... probably not much.

    7 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit
      David Kahn May 8, 2008 02:42 PM

      What happened to the acid green avitar?

      1. re: David Kahn
        ipsedixit May 8, 2008 02:48 PM

        You no like the blood red smiley face?

      2. re: ipsedixit
        choctastic May 9, 2008 07:17 AM

        Thanks for the input on the other dishes. All in all, I think it's worth going so we are sticking to plan A.

        Yes, yes, we know you are not a fan of DTF. However, I am, so keep the DTF hating out on this thread, if you don't mind.

        1. re: choctastic
          ipsedixit May 9, 2008 08:52 AM

          Do I really come across as "hating" on DTF? Honestly, I try not to. Just want to put what DTF has to offer in perspective. The XLB is fine for what it is, I just don't think it's the best or "be all end all" of XLB ...

          Anyhow, enjoy wherever you end up.

          By the way, re: Seafood Village, if you go, I would recommend the one Temple City over the Monterey Park location. Parking easier, dining room is bigger and cleaner and I think the servers are better. Just something else to consider.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Das Ubergeek May 9, 2008 10:25 AM

            The one in Rowland Heights (or whatever town it is that's adjacent to Rowland Heights... I'm lousy at 626 geographic boundaries) is also easy parking. It's a little run-down looking from the outside but the food is the star.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek
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              WHills May 9, 2008 08:00 PM

              Is the Seafood Village in Rowland Heights affiliated with the other two in MP and TC? The question I ask is because the Chinese name is noticably different from the one in MP or TC.

          2. re: choctastic
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            curtiskan May 9, 2008 09:50 PM

            Well, you did mention DTF in your original post so it should be fair game for people to comment on. Personally I think Ipsedixit has been most diplomatic so far.

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