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mabziegurl Sep 12, 2008 01:15 PM

My friends and I are going deep sea fishing in Long Beach. Is there a place we can bring our catches to be prepared accompanied of course with things from that restaurant's menu?

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    africanizedkiller Sep 16, 2008 06:46 PM

    Mao's House and Fortune Bistro both used to do it for $5/fish. Don't know if they still do. Mao's House is open later and is BYOB. My main complaint is that most of the dishes are cooked with the same brown sauce and chilies... not much in the way of variety. They do have a few unique dishes... cumin something-or-other comes to mind. Fortune Bistro is more versatile, from what I remember. Might be tough without a Chinese speaker to negotiate the whole thing. If you choose the Hunan path, these two are way better than the one on the second story of the San Gabriel Square (above Sam Woo). They don't know how to do seafood, or at least didn't on my visit. Overcooked and not scaled. Probably other options in the SGV. MIght wanna have a chinese speaker call around. Good luck.

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      brandygirl Sep 13, 2008 04:43 PM

      I don't know how much money you're looking to spend or what area. If you don't mind spending a bit of money on a nice restaurant or driving, call Saddle Peak Lodge to see if they will do it.

      http://www.saddlepeaklodge.com/

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        lotta_cox Sep 16, 2008 06:19 PM

        if they will do it, whatever they will do will be amazing. I *hearts* saddle peak lodge.

      2. monku Sep 12, 2008 01:58 PM

        Ask the skipper of the boat, he probably knows of a place close to the pier. I take my fresh catch to a restaurant in Chinatown I patronize on a regular basis and they charge me $5 to cook it any way I want.

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          Bjartmarr Sep 13, 2008 02:31 PM

          And that restaurant is...?

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            monku Sep 15, 2008 05:52 PM

            I'm a regular customer and they're doing me a favor...I don't imagine they'd do it for just anyone.

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              jessejames Sep 16, 2008 08:01 AM

              go on a date with monku -- he's not just anyone

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