Lobster for home cooking in South OC??
Our son's 30th birthday is this Sunday and I know he'd love some fresh grilled lobster for dinner. We live in San Clemente, so distance is a factor. I'm thinking 99 Ranch, in Irvine, (Walnut is closest). Is that a decent choice? Where else would be better but still in the same price range?? Is it worth the extra time and gas to go to somewhere in Garden Grove? TIA
17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA
I think 99 Ranch is a decent choice. The last time I looked a few weeks ago, prices were $9.99 / lb
I don't know that the lobsters are any livelier or fresher-off-the-plane-from-Maine if you go to another Asian supermarket. Even if the price were a couple dollars cheaper per pound, you'd be burning the savings off in gas to get to Garden Grove. They would have to be some really fresh, ornery lobsters to get me to drive to GG because I live walking distance from the Jeffrey 99 Ranch
FYI, Gelson's has them on special starting today for $9.99. There's one in Dana Point and the service people are very helpful.
If you have a Gelsons nearby, they are on sale for $9.99 / lb. Call them ahead to order, they go fast when on sale. These are Atlantic lobsters too, had them before, very good.
This past Sunday, Super H Market had live 1.25 lb. Maine lobsters for $5.99/lb. Try to select the females; their tales are larger, they taste sweeter and their carapaces (heads) are filled with delicious red roe in addition to the tomalley. Triple yum!
I picked up three of them from the Diamond Bar location for $24. They were superb.
Super H Market
2600 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606
FYI, here’s a link to a CMN video on how to identify male versus female lobsters … enjoy!