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South Sea Seafood Village

Yvonne | Feb 3, 200205:50 PM

I just spent over 20 minutes typing up a detailed report on dinner last night at South Sea Seafood Village when I hit the wrong button and lost the whole thing. Since I don't feel like re-typing in detail, here's the abbreviated version.

I've been wanting to go since Limster's stellar review and the dimsum report so I dragged 6 friends along last night. We ordered the Peking duck dinner and supplemented with honey walnut prawns, chicken chowfun in black bean sauce, and crispy chicken stuffed with glutinous rice. The set dinner ($98) came with:
Appetizer plate
Peking duck served with steamed buns
Soup of the day
Minced duck in lettuce cups
Lobster with vermicelli and garlic sauce (we switched it to lobster in chef's special broth)
Dried scallops and preserved egg over spinach
Pan-friend sea bass steaks

The hits were the Peking duck 2 ways, the sea bass, and the crispy chicken. Next time, I would skip the soup of the day (couldn't tell what it was supposed to be, some brown borth) and the spinach. The rest were good but not awesome. Lobster was a bit small at 1 pound. I found it odd that they served the chow fun individually in rice bowls, which was an inconvenience since it was ordered to feed the 2 people who don't eat seafood.

I ordered the chicken ($35) the day before when I made reservations. The total came out to $210 with tip (and that's including the 7-up and Belfast sparkling cider that we didn't send back), with some left over for 2-3 people's dinner. Overall, I'd say that this dinner was above average Cantonese food served in more formal surroundings upstairs (there are 4 private rooms as well). Service was above average but not as nice as Limster's experience - tea wasn't replenished readily and plates weren't removed from the lazy susan. It wasn't mind blowing but I'm thinking of going back with my parents or more adventurous eaters so that I can really try out the menu. I didn't ask for them to translate the Chinese menu since the waitress had a hard time understanding my Mandarin (understandable considering my accent) and my English (with no accent). :) Well, this turned out longer than I thought. Let's hope this post makes it onto the board.


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