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farrago | Feb 8, 201106:43 AM

The kitchen is being remodeled, and soup and sandwiches have been the order of the day.

The weekends are a change of pace, and we have been eating at the various Cantonese restaurants around town.

For the sake of brevity, I'll simply post the highlights.

OM Seafood:

~ Chinese fried chicken. For once, this was properly cooked. In most cases, a steamed chicken is simply fried, leading to a chicken that is extremely dry. In this instance, the chicken was moist and tender, a sure sign that the chicken hadn't been pre-cooked.

~ Geoduck! After breaking down the door to Fort Knox, we chose two preparations. Boiled with supreme soy sauce on the side and Pepper Salt. The neck gets sliced and boiled. The belly gets fried and tossed with the usual goodies. The proportions are usually equal, but in this case, the belly only amounted to 1/3rd of the neck.

~ Chinese broccoli. A normally pedestrian veg stood out because it was so young and tender.

I'd also note that OM is running a special on lobster. 2 for $30.

Shenzhen Seafood:

~ Steamed oysters. We rated these a bit higher than the ones at OM. The oysters weren't steamed quite as long, were a bit bigger, and had a good amount of fermented black beans topping each one.

~ Tofu with enoki mushrooms. Fried soft tofu circles with a savory gravy of enoki and shitake mushrooms.

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