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May 8, 2009 06:41 AM

H Mart Lobster

H Mart has live lobster for $4.79 through Sunday. I haven't had lobster from there but how far wrong can you go for that price?

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  1. They could be what are called "Culls". That means that they are smaller that traditional lobsters and have less meat.
    ask if they are culls...

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    1. re: themeatguy

      A cull lobster has nothing to do with meatiness or size. A cull is a lobster that has one claw missing. If a lobster has both claws missing, it is called a pistol or a bullet.

      I have bought lobsters cheaply at Super H with good results. On one occasion they were actually selling larger ones (3 lbs or so) for LESS per pound than the smaller ones.

      1. get a couple of them then!

        1. I assume per pound. Their internet ad does not specify. Even if they are soft shells, at that price.... Also, I always heard soft shells don't ship well so that we don't usually get them.

          1. Just got some earlier today. They are regular (hard shell, heavy for the size) lobsters. They weighed in at ~1.30, 1.50 and 1.60 lbs. 4.40 lbs of lobster for $21.08. They were very lively and back-arching. I had read last year (or the year before?) that Maine lobster was in plentiful supply, but had not seen that fact reflected in lobster prices down this way. Maybe the lobster prices this weekend could be the beginning of more than the occasional "sale".

            Anyway, if you want some, I think the sooner you go, the better the pickings.

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            1. re: comestibles

              I also reported in another thread the new Lotte in Chantilly had them for $4.99 when I visited last weekend.