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Fried Oysters?

1newyorkguy May 22, 2009 12:40 PM

I had a very pleasant experience at Malibu Seafood..but the one low point was their fried oysters. Even though they had live oysters on display, the fried oysters were clearly canned (and like the scallops, came with a jalapeno popper-style breading).

Please recommend really plump, fresh fried oysters.

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    tissue May 22, 2009 12:53 PM

    Haru Ulala downtown.

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      titania May 22, 2009 12:57 PM

      Have you tried Fish King in Glendale? Their ready to eat section has really nice plump fried oysters.

      We buy them by the dozen and make some pretty mean New Orleans style oyster po' boys.

      Fish King Seafood and Poultry
      722 N. Glendale Avenue
      Glendale, California

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      1. re: titania
        1newyorkguy May 22, 2009 01:04 PM

        No I haven't....are they sitting there or fried to order?

      2. Hughlipton May 22, 2009 01:11 PM

        Many of the Chinese Restaurants from Chinatown to San Gabriel Valley that specialize in seafood serve very good fried oysters. Hate to harp on a personal favorite but Hop Li on Alpine is really good.

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          1newyorkguy May 22, 2009 01:14 PM

          what hood is that in?

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            Charles Pepper May 22, 2009 01:18 PM


        2. Dommy May 22, 2009 02:05 PM

          Harold and Belles and R23.... both have AMAZING fried Oysters...


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          1. re: Dommy
            jesstifer May 22, 2009 02:36 PM

            Mel's Fish Market on Jefferson

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            Citron58 May 22, 2009 02:50 PM

            We had a surprisingly good fried oyster appetizer at McCormick & Schmick's in Burbank.
            Also, Little Dom's in Los Feliz makes a killer fried oyster po-boy.

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              perk May 23, 2009 10:28 AM

              There's also a very tasty appetizer at Boho on Sunset.....fried oyster po-boy sliders.
              Very small....literally bite-sized. But very good.

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                Obessed May 25, 2009 02:20 PM

                I was going t oalso reco BoHo fried oyster sliders. They are amazing!

            2. wienermobile May 22, 2009 03:56 PM

              They are surprising good at The Gumbo Pot in LA's Farmers Market.

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                SaltCod May 23, 2009 01:37 PM

                I second The Gumbo Pot. Made fresh, simple cornmeal crust and I can eat a dozen in a flash.

              2. lotta_cox May 25, 2009 10:13 AM

                I ate delicious fried oysters at Tusquellas in the Farmer's Market. Cannot gurantee they were recently live, but they were big, plump & juicy. I also recently had fried oyster po' boy sliders at BoHo and they were fantastic!!!

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