Mussels at Lukshon
rarely do i order mussels because unless they are absolutely fresh (alive shortly before they arrive on your plate) to me, they have a "flat/muddy" flavor.
also, as soon as they die, they start to dry out.
the only restaurant in recent years that could be counted on was La Cachette Bistro in santa monica (rip).
now i've found another source of top quality mussels: Lukshon.
here's their description of the dish:
prince edward island black mussels
green chile rempah, coconut, tapioca, thai basil, lime.
of course, i couldn't leave without also having one of my all time favorite seafood dishes:
spicy citrus broth, lily flower, tatsoi
what can i say? even though they don't serve a lot of items for pescatarians , the things they do serve are terrific
Since you are a fellow proponent of FIG, Have you tried to mussels there? I've had it twice, and the first was probably the best mussels I've had in years (close second would be at Pearl Dive in D.C. a few months ago). the mussels were large, plump, sweet, everything you'd normally want.
The second time I had it at FIG, it wasn't as good as the first, but it was still above average. The mussels were still fresh but smaller and a tad overcooked, but within probably normal variability for something that isn't mass-produced in a factory. The key was that the mussels were fresh both times.