Most of the chinese seafood places in chinatown are indistinguishable from one to the next - most are mediocre, some slightly above average.
While trying to decide between CBS or ABC seafood, I saw a new restaurant between the above mentioned network named seafood joints.
HOY KING seafood restaurant, 207 Ord Street, with a bright yellow banner displaying some great prices for live lobster or crab was what caught my eye.
Had the black bean sauce lobster that kicks Crustacean's ass anyday.
And the snow pea leaves with garlic was the best I've ever had (and I order this everywhere I go).
The folks at the next table were dining on a giant platter of crab stir fried with whole garlic, ginger and green onions which looked and smelled amazing.
THe manager, Jimmy, told us they were recently opened and the low prices on lobster & crab was only going to be for 2 more months. We decided to splurge and get a lobster.
THe bill was $50 for four people. The whole steamed snapper had been picked clean, not a tendril of a snow pea leaf remained, but two pieces of the lobster was left. Though everyone at the table was too polite to chow down on the remainder of the lobster's torso, there was a bit of a fight over who was going to take it home where undoubtedly, it would be eaten with bare hands, face buried in the shell in deep reverence.
Just thought I'd spread the word to chowhounds who love a good deal.