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Birmingham - Red Pearl Hot and Spicy Fish Fillet Soup

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Birmingham - Red Pearl Hot and Spicy Fish Fillet Soup

Dax | Jan 23, 2011 11:38 AM

Went yesterday and had the s&p squid and hot and spicy fish fillet soup. The bowl of soup is huge and easily enough for 4 people ($9.99). Interestingly, the "hot" is not hot per se and I would not be surprised if the actual translation was more along the lines if ma la, as this soup was chock full of ground sichuan peppercorns and had a few full husks as well - talk about numbing. Lots of white fish fillets, some thick-sliced ginger (more crisp hotness), and a few other vegetables (scallions maybe) plus some chili oil. It was interesting and something I would try again, although might try the beef version next time with more people to help me eat the giant bowl. The S&P squid was awesome although the portion was a little small. Nice bit of julienned ginger, onions and raw jalapenos too. Different server who was anything but efficient and plates were piled high on the tables there.

Oh, they have tons of blue crabs right now and the whole roast ducks looked amazing.

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