Although I feel like the flavors of Boiling Crab (in Alhambra) are better, I still liked it. We ordered 1 lb shrimp of all the the flavors and it was perfect for a Friday night pig out. My favorite was the garlic one- all the bits of the garlic and the all the juices dripping of the shrimp. Tasty! Also, the deep fried catfish with tartar sauce was yummy and the cajun fries that come with the catfish were perfect -Nice and CRISPY and seasoned with the cajun seasoning! yum yum
(12.10.2009 – p.s. get some chicken wings and roll them in the sauce a the bottom of the shrimp/crawfish/crab bags. you can thank me later!!!)
just take a look at the pictures and all that nom-meriffic food! the tasting menu is pricey ($125 for 4 course + trio of dessert), but for the amount of food you get to eat, i say it’s frickin’ good deal. they’re not small portions. the prixe fixe is a good deal, too, with a choice of two appetizers and one entree. i usually don’t comment about the service, but it was amazing. i was coming back from the restroom and the server’s assistant was practically running from the other side of the restaurant to pull my chair out for me!
allow me to highlight…
1. the warm, toasty fresh bread! so fluffy and so toasty
2. hugo bbq shrimp and maytag blue cheese slaw. amazing! the shrimp had this wonderful grilled taste
3. the creme brulee! usually it doesn’t tickle my fancy like it does for so many of my friends, but after this one, i finally understand the appeal. the crunchy carmelized top shell is great with the not too sweet creamy inside. good? gooooooodddd. so good, in fact, that i ordered another full size creme brulee on top of the mini one that came with the dessert trio just for myself!
Here’s another restaurant I revisited Halloween weekend… but it was a bust.
1803 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
– Going from best ever flavors to disappointment. As many trendy places do, they start with a bang with the food and go to poopier in quality once it gets really trendy and popular…. what the heck. *sniff. If anyone has read my older post on Bar Hayama, it was amazing! See Post
The crispy rice with tuna and balsamic vineger sauce was still good, but definitely not as flavorful as last time. However, the black cod in butter ponzu sauce was not so good, and that was the winner last time! the fish was not flavorful at all! at least, we could still mop up the yummy sauce. Fried shrimp? meh. Oyster risotto? meh.
So for my halloween weekend food adventures in so cal…. =)
Went to Earthen in Rowland Heights for beef noodle soup (hong xiao niu rou mian), onion pancake (cong you bing) and pork dumplings (zhu rou sui jiao). chewy, soupy, tasty, Nom nom nom nom nom….
1639 S Azusa Ave
Hacienda Heights CA 91745
Went to Phoenix for grass jelly and tapioca drink. chewy, refreshing, sweet, tasty…. slurp slurp slurp…
1709 Nogales St.
Rowland Heights Califonia
Went to Sanuki no Sato for fresh hand made udon Zaru style! chewy, chilled, perfectly cooked udon. NOM NOM NOM NOM!
18206 S. Western Ave
Gardena CA 90248
Mon Ami Gabi, Paris Hotel and Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
FRISEE AND BACON SALAD
best salad ever, huh? you’re thinking, “really?, really, girl?” yes!!! really! chunks of yummy bacon with a yolky poached egg! also, imbedded within the frisee salad were these incredibly delicious, buttery and crunchy croutons. their frites (a.k.a. fries) were pretty good, too. just salty enough. yip!