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Sturgeon at the New Gold Medal in Oakland

yimster | Dec 11, 200507:50 PM

I had posted there was a fish I was very interested at Gold Medal swimming in the live tank. That fish was live sturgeon which to me is one of the best fish available to us in the Bay Area.

It is not posted on the menu or on the wall. But after discussing it with our server they normally serve it as part of the fish congee bowl. Which is the very best fish you can serve in congee (my opinion only).

I ask her if they serve it as a main dish. I was told that they serve it as sturgeon two ways. In the past we have had sturgeon three ways at Chef Lau but the chef was not too skillful in hiding the "muddy" taste in soup, he only covering it with lots of ginger. Not so here, the chef skillful remove the "muddy" taste. Chef Lau served the bones in a Salt and Pepper fry and the fillet in a vegetable stir fry.

We were served the soup with tofu, mustard greens and fish head. The sturgeon heas is mostly soft and very jelly like and easily to eat. Very nice warming soup on a cold winter's day.

The fillet is was stir fry with snow peas, celery and straw mushrooms. Not over cooked and a very comforting dish.

The cost was very reasonable. 17.95 for both dishes. Normally you pay the fish by weigth and cooking is part of the per pound price.

Worth a try.

You will have to ask your server if it is available. I am not sure if it will be available on a daily basis. I did not post before I had more facts on this dish.

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