Best dinner dishes at Sea Harbour?
Heading to Sea Harbour in Rosemead tonight for the first time and could use some show-stoppingly stellar recommendations. For the record, I'm not going to eat Geoduck! (speaking of which how's the crispy duck?). Thanks for sharing your favorites.
crab (white or crystal, when available)
crab & dried scallop fried rice (a must!)
geoduck clam (fear not, it’s one of the best things on the menu)
lobster (if it becomes a choice, go with the crab)
sea turtle soup
steamed whole fish (sea bream $$$$, ocean trout $$, rock cod $)
If you care to avoid surprise, be sure to inquire about the price per pound for any “critter” pulled from the live tank. Although sublime, the sea bream was $80/lb. White crab is about $35/lb., crystal crab about $30/lb. Indeed, all are worth it.
Tell 'em to pull something out of their live tank, and let the chef cook that critter however he wants.
Abalone in any form, for sure. Braised sea cucumber. Shark's fin soup. Swallow's Nest (if you have the $$$$).
Geoduck is awesome. In the past, I didn't think of eating it, until I tried it in its raw (sashimi) form - AKA mirugai. Now, it's a favorite.
Indeed, geoduck is awesome. Esp. living on the west coast, one should take advantage of our geographic location and really enjoy these clams. They have the richness of lobster, but the tenderness of scallops.
By the way, J.L. do you know if the mirugai you've had were the siphon or mantle part of the goeduck?
Chinese restaurants: siphon mainly
Japanese restaurants (mirugai): I've enjoyed both siphon and mantle, sashimi style.
Were you in my upper division Invertebrate Morphology class at UCLA, ipse? I took that class just before graduation to learn how I can get every last bit of edibility out of a crab. An undergrad education really does enrich you if you take the time to enjoy it.