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O'Mei 'Giant Lobster 5 Ways' Chowmeet - A Brief Summary!


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O'Mei 'Giant Lobster 5 Ways' Chowmeet - A Brief Summary!

Charles Yu | | Feb 5, 2013 08:05 PM

When unique Chinese dishes are being discussed on this board, O'Mei's one-of-a-kind 'Giant Lobster 5 ways' almost always got mentioned.Though popular and well known amongst regular Chinese patrons, this off-menu item has yet to be discovered by most western populous. Due to the intimidating size of the beast, it also require a group of people to devour the monster!

Tonight, a group of 24 die-hard foodies, braved the frigid weather and lousy traffic, descended on O'Mei for a pre-arranged 'Giant Lobster 5 ways' chowmeet. Between the two round tables, we shared a total of 36 pounds of the pre-historic monsters!

The meal consisted of:

- Steamed lobster claws with fried minced garlic, ginger & scallions on a bed of rice vermicelli

- Stirred fry lobster tails with premium top soy-Maggi sauce and shredded onions.

- Deep fried head and body with spiced chili garlic peppered salt.

- Steamed egg custard ( Chawamushi ) with tomale ( lobster brains )

- Fried rice with egg white, string beans, minced dried scallops and tomale.

- Braised E-Fu noodles with Chinese mushrooms, Tomale and lobster broth.

- House special Crispy skin free-run Chicken with special dipping sauce

- Authentic Cantonese sweet and sour pork.

- Stirred fry Chinese Broccoli ( Gai Lan ) with mince dried Tile fish and garlic

- An array of complimentary Chinese dessert that included: Chinese egg-white doughnut puff with red-bean filling, Fresh Mango Mochi, Red bean and black glutinous rice soup, mini Chinese sesame paste filled mochi ( Tong-Yuen ).

Due to the shear quantity of lobster involved, the kitchen actually came out with a rare 'Lobster 6 ways'!!

All dishes were competently executed with the majority of attendees pointing to the 'Maggi Stirred lobster tail dish' as their favorite! The deep fried version came a close second.

Overall, I think everyone was stuffed and had a great time!

Value and 'quantity of lobster' wise, I believe our meal beat the current Scaramouche's $62 Lobsterlicious 3 course dinner, hands down!!

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