I recently went back to the Sea Empress after 6 months or so. Sea Empress has always been my go-to spot for Dim Sum and Cantonese Seafood when I didn't want to make the trek to SGV. Not as good and more expensive but not bad and much a quicker drive from the Westside.
I took my family there recently and let my Chinese wife and the kids off in front while I went to park. I walked in a few minutes later and went to look at the fish tanks. While I was there I saw the captain remove a clearly dead fish from the tank. I assumed she was going to dispose of it but imagine my surprise when she dumped it in a white bucket and took it over to the table where my family was sitting! I followed her and said we did not want it and she ave me an evil look. My wife said the captain had really pushed her to order that kind of fish as it was especially "fresh and delicious". I would have thought she would be embarrassed to be caught foisting off the dead fish but she has just hostile. I wanted to leave right then but my wife wanted to stay. The other dishes we received varied between bad and really bad. On the positive side I did receive one of my biannual acknowledgments from my wife that I was right and we should have left immediately.
Is there any other alternatives for guangdong seafood near the westside?