Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

E and I made it to this smallish Cantonese restaurant in Chinatown shortly before 7pm on Saturday night and the place was already packed.

We stood in line and waited patiently for about 20 minutes. Everyone seemed to be enjoying their food immensely, so I got really excited as I made mental notes of which lobster or shrimp I wanted from the tanks of live seafood at the doorway.



We settled on the sauteed snow pea tips, which were fresh, tender and seasoned perfectly.

Crispy salt and pepper squid was the answer to our craving for fried food. It was very good but also a bit rich, so we were wondering if they used some rendered pork fat to fry this batch.

And my favorite dish: ginger & scallion lobster couldn't have been better! Maybe it's due to the increased price of rice, but we had to ask for steamed jasmine rice (complimentary).

Complimentary dessert: hot tapioca pearls with sweet coconut milk and papaya. A slightly sweet and refreshing ending to a perfect meal. :) This dinner only set us back $44.55 before tip.

New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
5-9 Hudson St
Boston, MA 02111
617.542.2823
Cantonese Cuisine
Mon-Fri 11:30am-11pm
Sat-Sun 10:30am-3am

6 comments:

Tom Aarons said...

Mental note to self. Choose all of the live shrimp and lobsters... Especially the shrimp. They look so good! :)

Joy said...

I'm so hungry now! They don't have real Chinese Food in FL...... I really miss Boston!

Tia said...

Tom - The shrimps got lucky this time!

Joy - Aww, in that case, I'll have to post more Asian food porn from Boston for you! :)

Joy said...

hahaha! i LOVE your blog and all of your pics are beautiful.... can't wait to see more!

pixen said...

wow. i'm crazy about seafood except Geoduck or weird looking species. Now , I know where to go for my next outing when I'm lazy to cook!

PS. As always, gorgeous and lip smacking photos!

Zen Chef said...

I wanted that lobster! :-)
Gosh, i love Chinese food a little bit too much. Looks like you had a very nice meal.