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.
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.
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.