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Jun 17, 2012 03:35 AM

Seafood Paradise, Rosemead: A Pictorial Essay

Verdict: I think this is the current best upscale seafood market in the San Gabriel Valley (and that's saying a lot). The prices here are a bit steep, but everything here is unquestionably fresh - Actually, much of their inventory is still alive in their holding tanks! The place is super clean, and there is no fishy smell (just like a seafood purveyor should smell)...

If you just want a tilapia, you're probably still better off buying from nearby 99 Ranch Market or Hawaii Supermarket. But if you want to serve mantis shrimp or fresh eel to your guests, then you need to visit this place.

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  1. Wish I knew what half of those things are!

    1. Mantis prawn! You're awesome JL.

      Now if only a restaraurant would open next door that would cook whatever you purchased at this market...

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      1. re: Porthos

        I know! Mantis prawn!

        Here is another photo just for you, Porthos you shako fan. (Spot prawns are also placed for sense of scale...)

        1. re: J.L.

          Thanks. Oh, yea, this is the upscale market, right ?

      2. This is my go-to source for cockles

        1. This is a treasure. Great selection (but heavily Asian skewed). They have live spot prawns for 2/3 the price of Santa Monica Seafood.

          The vast majority of the fish are whole. Many of them are live, and all the dead ones look good. It's a shame that a place of this quality can survive in Rosemead but not in West LA.

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          1. re: AlkieGourmand

            Us Asians love whole fish what can I say? I've known about this place for years but I dont come regularly only when I want something special or want to impress.