I had an exchange about S&P shrimp with rudeboy and ktown378 on a Sea Dragon thread, and just wanted to say that ktown378 was dern right about Din Ho having a good version of this (and I'm sure all of Austin already knew this except me). Very light coating (ie., not breaded), shell-on, crispy, and exploding with that salty/peppery goodness. The shrimp were pretty big & meaty, however, they did not have their heads-on unfortunately. Apparently they do serve them with their heads on, but despite my asking for them as such, we got them beheaded. nkurz & I were lucky we even got them I guess, since they initially brought a breaded/fried squid dish in error (which wasn't bad, but not great either).
This was actually my first visit to Din Ho, and I enjoyed it. Def'y will return to explore the huge menu, and I can now sleep better knowing there is a reliable Cantonese-style joint in town to fill that craving. nkurz & I sat down at a small table for 4, ordered roast duck & bbq pork, salted fish w/ bean curd hotpot, beef w/ flat noodles in satay sauce, sauteed water spinach, s&p shrimp -- our concerned waiter first said, "That's alot of food", then came back shortly after and said, "You're gonna need a larger table." These words never fail to make me smile.
Anyways, just curious where other good versions of s&p shrimp are. rudeboy mentions Marco Polo having a good tapioca-dredged one, and the estimable sambamaster also spoke favourably of Sea Dragon's.
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