BEST LOBSTER IN VANCOUVER?
Hi, so I don't care much for lobster but my boyfriend has never tried it. I was wondering if anyone was able to suggest a good place that sold whole cooked lobster with or without tail. I know the keg and boathouse sells it but anyone know of a better place? And approximate pricing? I don't mind casual or formal setting. And hopefully with a wonderful menu minus the lobster!
Your best best would be a chinese place like sun sui wah. Price depends on market price of the day. But if all you want is a whole cooked lobster, buy a 1.5 lb-2 lb one from the Lobster man in Granville and cook it yourself (boil for 10 mins max). There's nothing easier to cook than a lobster.
as for whole lobster your best value would be as suggested to DIY. you can get whole lobster at low as $5.99/lb.
Paying primo dollars to have it served at a finer dining resto makes little sense to me. As you do all the work. But I believe Joe Fortes and Coast has them available.
Market has a lobster dish that some may enjoy. French style with Chinese flavorings. I found the Chinese flavorings just ok. The Kirin version flavor wise would have worked better. Besides Kirin there a bunch of chinese resto that serve lobster. Maybe try jade or sea harbour.
As for a unique take on lobster. Tropika has a sambal lobster that i found to be a hit or miss. But you wont find this dish in Malaysia or Singapore as lobsters are not common. I think we did a chowdown at Seri Malaysia with lobster. Cant remember how it was done. :-(
With the exception of the Market version, I find many places tend to overcook lobsters.
Seri Malaysia Restaurant
2327E Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5L1V6, CA