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Jumbo Seafood:The Good Bad & Ugly


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Jumbo Seafood:The Good Bad & Ugly

Ab Goosht Dude | | Apr 28, 2011 04:54 PM

Want to love this place,
Tanks full of black bass, Dungeness Crab, live shrimp & Goeducks
and last time I had:
The Good
A fat pacific crab simply done in scallion & ginger
as good as it gets!

Today went back expecting to try a Cantonese lobster at lunch
but upon spying the bargain 4.75 3 course lunch specials, changed course :
Mia Culpa
The bad
The fish fillet with tofu was presented in a pleasant mild sauce
w/:nicely chewy & tender tofu,a but the fish:
(at this homonymously named establishment)
Just the kind of over breaded, dense,McNugget size fillet you would find
in the sweet/sour buffet station at Tiki-Lau
a chewy, gummy mess.
The Bejing raviolis that came along with,
were just plain cold & when asked for warm ones
was served more cardboard.
In a neighborhood where they are making fresh ones 100 yds away
no excuse for this I dont think, or the noodles(which were a sub for rice)
which were simply too bland an overcooked
version of a dan dan noodle to describe.
The Ugly
Particularly aloof and unconcerned service people & Mgmt.(host) as well
even last time when the food was great..
Though I should probably let that go
as the detective memorably once said to Jack Nicholson
"Forget it Jake, Its Chinatown."
NB: this as opposed to the two rather charming brothers (and sister)
that run Peach Farm down the road, for their folks!

To be fair, Jumbo's r e a l dinners, I know, can be outstanding
Just please fellow canines, don't get sucked in to the bargain lunch
unless your looking for suburban pablum.
My suggestion would be for them to charge a dollar or two more,
cut down the portion size if necessary...
but serve Seafood worthy of its name,
(boy do I miss having that fresh lobster now)

The Dude

Peach Farm
4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
7 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

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