Restaurant: Seafood Palace
Location: 684 W Garvey Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754. (626) 289-0088
Date: September 24, 2017
Cuisine: Chaozhou Chinese
Rating: Excellent neighborhood Italian
It’s actually in the mini-mall with Sham Tsem and the “hooker motel secret room” (see the post I linked in this sentence). Mysteriously, even thought he “construction” period transforming Seafood Village into Seafood Palace was like a year there is no apparent update. It’s still the same over-lit drop ceiling “palace” as before.
Special order turtle soup. Since we had turtle soup at World Seafood Yarom has been determined to try it again.
And all the crud that made the broth is as follows: bits of turtle, turtle fat, chicken feet, ginger, organs, god only knows. We actually picked at this repulsive looking plate and the meat was quite tasty.
This is what most people come here for, the house special Chiu Chow Style Crab (Dungeness). This is basically battered crab, fried with chilies and lots of garlic. I’ve also heard this called “Causeway Style.” Good stuff with lots of flavor. You end up sucking out the meat or just chewing on through.
Chilies with ground pork. I’ve never seen Jalepenos per se in China, but they do have lots of peppers. Regardless, this was a fabulous dish as the pork was cooked in a great black bean sauce and the combination of the mild heat and the slightly sweet meat was wonderful.
Rosemary Chocolate Gelato. Valrhona chocolate and milk infused with rosemary from my own garden.
Overall, Seafood Palace is just like Seafood Village and there is nothing wrong with that because it’s still great. Last time we had a few “more interesting” dishes and this time there was a LOT of fried. Still, awesome meal!