Restaurant: A&J Seafood Shack
Location: 3201 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804. (562) 386-2000
Date: February 23, 2022
Rating: Well… it’s a shack
Yarom and I went down to Long Beach in February 2022 to check out a bunch of Cambodian restaurants in a mini crawl. Alas we couldn’t convince anyone else to come with us on this particular day.
Our first stop was A&J Seafood Shack.
It’s well know, but it really is a shack.
The menu and our order. This place is basically intended for a grabbing a quick lunch plate.
Grilled oysters. Fresh, sustainable oysters are grilled and served with zingy lime juice and pepper sauce as well as fried garlic.
Cracking them, they were pretty much just grilled oysters. The “sauces” were all on the side.
Grilled Beef Stick. Using the best cut of beef, marinated with fresh lemon-grass, garlic, turmeric and spices. Nice bit of char.
Khmer Sausage. Known as “Kwa Koh” in Khmer, this link is packed with flavors. Filled with hand chopped beef, rice, garlic, galangal and spices. This was my favorite, slightly sweet and fatty.
This stuff was kinda tasty, and the prices are right (aka very inexpensive). Unfortunately, it’s not all sold ala cart and it’s just a shack with a counter to eat at, so good mostly if you want a quick and tasty lunch.