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Jun 25, 2011 08:01 AM

Best Velvet Shrimp?

I love the Velvet Shrimp at Hunan Taste by Fairfax and Olympic. It's not the type of dish you see at a lot of chinese restaurants though. Was wondering if anyone knew of another good Chinese restaurant in LA / Westside that made velvet shrimp they could recommend.

Hunan Taste
6031 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. You might try one of the Shanghainese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. I think your best bet would be "Shanghai Restaurant." It won't have any dish called "velvet shrimp," but I think many of their shrimp dishes are prepared in the velvety style that you desire. Here's a picture of one of their shrimp dishes:

    1. Why do you need another recommendation for this dish in ostensibly the same geographic area?

      That said, you could go to Hop Li and get their slippery shrimp, which is the same dish that Hunan Taste is peddling.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Reason for asking is that Hunan Taste is not all that convenient for me to drive to, especially on a Saturday night. It can often take 40-45 minutes from Santa Monica.

        The slippery shrimp at Hop Li is not the same thing as the Velvet Shrimp at Hunan Taste. The only other place I've had a similar Velvet Shrimp was at the Plumtree on Wilshire, and that's long gone.

        Hunan Taste
        6031 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036