After a mediocre massage at Clean Foot Spa where my lady masseuse beat me up and didn't go the full hour, we headed to Seafood Village to get our Chinese food grub on.
My friend recommended this place as she and her man go here quite often. It's a traditional Chinese restaurant, complete with the tanks holding fish, lobster and crab unaware of their imminent demise. But, what else would these creatures be good for anyway?
The 3 of us sat down at a table and proceeded to order. My gf suggested we get the Fish Pot, which she said was a must have. So, we ordered that, Ong Choy with tofu, and House chicken.
Fish Pot: OMG. This was the biggest fish pot I've ever seen. It came with an entire fish, head attached, sitting in a metal pan with soup and veggies. They put the pan on top of a portable stove and said we had to wait 5 minutes for the fish to finish cooking. Dayam. That was some intricate shit.
why, hello there
I liked the fish stew. It had a nice broth to it, a bit salty, but the fish was cooked well. I didn't much care for the skin and all the bones. But, a good dish overall. It better be at $25!
Ong Choy with tofu: Yeah!!! Now, this was MY favorite dish. Stir fried ong choy (water spinach) with bits of tofu. It was greasy as hell, but that added to the flavor. I ate a bunch of it over my white rice and it blew me away. Who knew such a simple dish could taste so good? However, I did not see any tofu bits.
yummy in my tummy
House Chicken: Basically, Hainan chicken. Umm.. I had a bite and did not like it. I didn't know it was supposed to cold. Whatever. I guess I'm not THAT Asian. My friends both liked it. But, ehhhh.. to me, it was just kinda gross.
not my thang
All this food cost $58. Pretty pricey dinner, but the good company made up for it. Service was alright, but I was annoyed they kept stepping on my toes! Anyhoo.. gonna go forage in my fridge for the leftover Ong Choy and rice now.
684 W Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754