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Sep 6, 2009 06:45 PM

ISO Best Lobster "Special" in Chinatown

I was at Great Taste the other day eating a rice plate snack in the afternoon and noticed a 50ish woman eating the twin lobster special (dine-in only, Cantonese style preparation of ginger and scallion, $15.95) alone, with a side of chicken fried rice. Not only was I impressed by her appetite, but was kicking myself for not doing the same thing!

It got me wondering where the best place to get lobster is this time of year with a great accompanying menu. I love Great Taste's menu and don't need all the other seafood that a place like Peach Farm offers. I'm trying to organize a dinner in Chinatown for some friends who are not familiar with Cantonese style lobster and Chinese food in general. So my questions are 1) has anyone tried the lobster special at Great Taste, and 2) can any recommend an awesome place in Chinatown with excellent (affordable) lobster and a solid menu to boot?

I've read this thread, and although it's related, it's not quite what I'm getting at.:


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  1. I have often taken advantage of the Twin "Fired" Lobster special at East Ocean City. We get that plus the solid Sichuan green beans with minced pork. The rest of the menu is pretty good, too, and the ambience beats out the Chinatown restaurants I tend to prefer overall (like New Shanghai, Gourmet Dumpling House, and Taiwan Cafe). IIRC, it's a Monday special.

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    1. I've had the lobster special at Great Taste. It was good, but not great. It's the "you get what you paid for," not in a bad way. The 16 bucks doesn't include the sides, so if you get lobster and fried rice it would run you $23 or so... (still a great deal, imo)

      I also noticed Vin Sun has the same lobster special.