Best Chinese Seafood Restaurant
A search of the board was too scattered to help. Looking for recs on freshest, best Chinese seafood dishes (doesn't matter which part of China) .
Whole steamed fish, best shrimp, fresh crab stir fry, scallops, etc. If I can pick the fish out of the tank myself, even better.
Willing to drive within the Metroplex.
Kirin court's night-time menu (not dim sum) has good seafood... Whole steamed fish Hong Kong style, whole crabs, lobsters (i'd skip this though, they might slip you a fried one), all out of the tank. They also have the dried seafood dishes, a bit on the expensive side. Shark's fin, abalone, and sea cucumber. This is a Cantonese cuisine restaurant.
Also I like Royal Sichuan's whole fish dishes, there are many to choose from. The fish is better quality if ordered whole--in alot of the shui zhu yu or yu pian (sliced fish) dishes, you get a catfish esque fish. But the whole fish dishes are beautifully presented, Tilapia I think. I like the Golden Valley fish wish is a variant of the classic "boiled fish" but with a whole fish stuck in there--not everyone's cup of tea. The fish in hot bean paste and the fish with diced chilis is also good.
Hong Kong Restaurant
9055 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Although I don't know of any Hong Kong style seafood restaurants of the type that proliferate San Francisco, I'd give Caravelle a try. Their food is a bit pricey for Chinese in Dallas but, very good.