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Hello :)

After reading about the lobster at O-Mei on CH, I plan to take my family of 8, including myself, all adults, to try it. Do we need to pre-order the lobster?

Does anyone know the price of lobster O-Mei is charging? I'm working with a budget around $150 including tax, is that suffice? What size of lobster would I need to feed 8 people? Plus, which "ways" should I ask them to make it?

I would also like to order some other dishes as well - any other "must order" dishes? Do they have decent BBQ pork (char sui)?

Thanks!

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  1. Omei is charging 18.99 per lb of lobster. Just had a 12 lbs lobster in there for the thanksgiving family gathering. There are 7 of us, we all left full with the 12 lbs lobster and 2 vegetable dishes + some beer + lots of complimentary desserts. The bill is around $300 bucks.

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    1. re: skylineR33

      Thanks for the info :)

      What dishes were made from the 12 lb lobster?

      1. re: 4.184kj

        The 4 dishes are the traditional 4-way preparation in Omei. Try to search "Omei" on this board and there will be a lengthy description of it ! It worths every penny of it ! Hope you like it.

        1. re: skylineR33

          May I suggest, instead of the ' lobster brain fried rice with egg white and dried conpoy', which I found a bit too hard and dry. Ask the server to change it to 'Braised E-Fu noodles with lobster brain, Chinese mushrooms and yellowing chives'. A much more refreshing and tastier alternative! SkylineR33, have you tried the noodles option before? What do you think? Rice or noodles?

          1. re: Charles Yu

            Thank you for your suggestion Charles :)

            We'll probably stick to the rice this time cause the birthday boy loves his fried rice...he also likes bbq pork (char siu). Does O-Mei have that? If so, is it any good?

            Also, we'd probably order some other dishes, not every one in the party can gorge on shellfish...any suggestions?

            Thanks again ! :)

            1. re: Charles Yu

              No, have not tried the noodle option in there. Will try it next time, thanks ! I am a little bit bored with the rice, I think it is good but agree that it is dry. I think it also lack a bit of flavour, maybe after 3 dishes of strong taste lobster ?!

              1. re: Charles Yu

                I actually tried the noodle version a few weeks ago, definitely a very nice change from the fried rice! I'm not a big fan of E-Fu noodles, but there was so much flavour from the brain that made the noodles hard not to like! For first timers though I would recommend trying the fried rice first, its truely not something to be missed!