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Rush Street egg roll - thoughts?

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I don't want to even write this, since I realize the ramifications, but did I just stumble onto a "New York style egg roll" at Rush St. in Culver City?

It's listed as something like "lobster and shrimp egg roll" (app.). Giant, bumpy things, cut in half, with jarred dipping sauce. Repellant. But probably addictive.

Found the restaurant truly unpleasant (different post), but has anyone else had these egg rolls?

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Rush Street
9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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  1. What was in the filling?

    The lobster ain't right, but that don't mean it's not tasty. A NYC eggroll has bits of chashu as the to flavor the veggie filling - nappa cabbage mostly, some carrot shreds possibly, a tiny bit of celery maybe. Ocassionally, some places use reconstituted pieces of dried shrimp, but that's not as common.

    The skin sounds right - a thicker skin that crisps up on the outside with those bubbly bumps, but still has a bit of chew due to its overall thickness. The paper-thin skins used for cha gio are too thin for NYC eggrolls.

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    1. re: Professor Salt

      Filling was mostly shredded cabbage with a bit of shredded carrot, as you describe. Tiny bits of boiled shrimp, no detectable lobster. Very thick, "bubbly" skin. Growing up as I did in the SGV, I have never seen anything like them.

      Told my wife about my find (she's from Great Neck, NY) and she said "oh yeah, egg rolls". Huh.

      1. re: cant talk...eating

        I'll go check it out next time I'm in the area. Thanks for the report.

    2. I can easily imagine Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock using terms like these in describing a purportedly "new" life form happened upon on an otherwise uninhabited and uncharted planet.

      1. Sounds like a NY eggroll to me. YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your description is very spot on: "Repellant, yes but Addictive, " You betcha!!!

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        1. re: Phurstluv

          I found the egg roll at Rush Street to be awful. Its sold as a lobster and shrimp egg roll and it comes out like a giant burrito cut into thirds. There was literally no lobster or shrimp in it and it consisted of shredded lettuce. We told our waitress that there was no lobster or shrimp and instead of bringing another one or taking it off the bill, her response was "usually there is some in there". Needless to say that, coupled with the fact that the food is generally not very good there, made it our last visit.

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          Rush Street
          9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

            1. re: Professor Salt

              Professor - no, it's not lettuce, but normal/generic "egg roll filling", as far as I could tell. I can't tell steamed napa from regular cabbage when it's steamed, so I can't help you there. Anyway, as if this needs repeating, it's not the filling that's remarkable, but the shell, which is unlike any egg roll surface I've ever seen in CA.

              Carin - I agree, no lobster, and I wouldn't be surprised if yours was missing shrimp.