At R & B, the silky, wide noodles come "crowned with a good-sized fresh New England lobster stir-fried with ginger and scallions," Melanie says. Live seafood is a specialty here, and very well-priced: The lo mein is $12.95. Another must-order: giant clam/queen's clam/surf clam ($5.95), "tender and bursting with the sweet flavor of freshness." That, and garlic, soy sauce, and scallions. At King Sing, the lobster is served with thin noodles and a lighter ginger-scallion sauce.
If you'd rather have lobster your way, gordon wing spotted Maine lobsters for $6.99/pound at the 99 Ranch supermarket in Richmond.
R & B Seafood [Peninsula]
2209 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
King Sing Chinese Restaurant and Wine Bar [Inner Richmond]
501 Balboa Street, San Francisco
99 Ranch Market [East Bay]
3288 Pierce Street, Richmond