Restaurant: Capital Seafood Beverly Hills [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Location: 50 N La Cienega Blvd #130, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (310) 855-1234
Date: July 29, 2022
Cuisine: Cantonese Chinese
Rating: Great again
Sometimes (particularly during a week day) people don’t want to drive all the way to the SGV — and when that happens there is always Capital Seafood Beverly Hills. Tonight a bunch of us gathered for a big wine night.
Capital is the latest SGV place to move west, occupying the Newport Seafood Beverly Hills location that failed to work out. Not that I love even the original Newport, but Capital is fairly straight up banquet / dimsum Cantonese.
The space looks pretty Chinese, even in Beverly Hills.
Coves. Gotta have the coves!
Jellyfish. Nice texture and a good slightly tangy sauce.
Shrimp Egg Rolls. Nice and crunchy.
Har Gow. Well made with a great filling, although they had sat on this plate for a bit too long and so were starting to sag.
Boiled Live Spot Prawns. Normally I don’t love these sea bugs, but with the sauce they were quite nicely cooked, sweet and delicious.
Sauce for the prawns.
Typhoon Style Lobster. Great with a nice garlic flavor.
King Crab Body with Basil. Lovely basil flavor and well cooked crab.
King Crab legs steamed with garlic. Juicy, fresh, and delicious.
Pseudo Peking Duck. Not bad, but no pancakes, which makes it more or less Pseudo Peking Duck (see my Ultimate Peking Duck Guild for details).
Buns instead of pancakes.
Duck bones with cumin. Actually one of the best duck bone preps I’ve had. Really nice “cumin lamb” style prep. Lots of meat and a bit crunchy.
French style Filet Mignon. Sweet and a bit of black pepper. Boring dish but this was a nice version of it.
Salt and pepper Pork Ribs. Excellent version of this dish. Very fried but not too salty.
Beef rib with Garlic XO sauce. Very savory garlic/MSG sauce. Meat was a touch over cooked, but it was delicious.
King Crab Shell Fried Rice.
Pea Tendrils steamed with Garlic. Nice for a green.
Stir fried fungus with fresh lily and asparagus. Not bad at all for straight vegetables.
Peach shaped buns with bean paste.
Raspberry Lemon Curd Gelato — an awesome dairy Raspberry base swirled with house-made Lemon Curd — made by me for @sweetmilkgelato — tangy and sweet! — #SweetMilkGelato #gelato #dessert #icecream #FrozenDessert #nomnom #dessertlovers #dessertporn #icecreamlovers #gelatoitaliano #foodporn #gelatolover #food #foodgasm #foodblogger #dessertgasm #desserttime #foodphotography #gelatoartigianale #gelatomania #dessertlover #icecream #icecreamlovers #raspberry #jam #lemoncurd #curd
Gift from the kitchen: pork buns.
Overall, this was one of our best Capital Seafood (BH) meals ever — and I’ve been a lot! Really fabulous food — partially as we had some really regular customers. Wines were incredible too.
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