>Quality Seafood — satiatingly satisfying

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What’s better than picking out your own seafood at a seafood market? Well, picking it out and then having them cook it for you right on the spot and then devouring it immediately. How much better can life get when you get the freshest of seafood from tank to your lips? We got a tray of steamed clams and a dungeness crab steamed au naturel. Clams were attacked first, hence the photo, since by the time I got to the crab, I was in no mood to fish out my camera to take a snapshot of it. I was too busy spooning the crab butter out if the shell and enjoying its rich creamy oozy texture coating the insides of my mouth. Unfortunately on the day of our visit, they didn’t have any uni, but according to the guy there, uni arrives on Thursdays and is usually gone by Sunday. I’ll definitely be making a trip out here for that — one of these days!!


Quality Seafood, 130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Tel: 310-372-6408

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>Thai Cafe — is probably worth missing

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Why is it so difficult to find good Thai food in Irvine? I was too lazy to drive far so ended up grabbing a bowl of boat noodles form Thai Cafe and boy do I wish I had just taken the hit and driven to Santa Ana instead. The noodles were overcooked, the broth way too sweet, and just very mediocre at best. I do have to admit though, they are very attentive and check up on you often, but that doesn’t make up for sub par food in my book. I’ve given this place several tries — curries are okay, they don’t use the best cuts of beef so that suffers too in my opinion when ordering beef salad. Either way, I wouldn’t recommend this place if you’re a true Thai food aficionado. You’ll be disappointed.

Thai Cafe, 14715 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92618. Tel: 949-559-5382

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