A restaurant that I’ve always passed by but never really thought to try, I finally got to eat at New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant in the sunset district. I will say just getting a seat was a rather time consuming process on the weekend though (at least an hour at around 6 pm)…
Anywho, lets start off with some soup!
We got the sea coconut, conch stewed chicken soup to start off our meal. Honestly I thought it was a good price at around 20 bucks for the tureen. Lots of tables were getting the double boiled soups as well. We called a day before to see if we need to preorder but they just told us to come in. We did ask to set one soup aside when we were waiting in line though.
Next up were these fragrant house special spare ribs w/ bbq sauce. I thought these were quite good as the aromatics from the onions brought a great delicious smell when the dish was presented. The ribs weren’t too stringy and didn’t have tremendous bits of fat so I was quite happy.
Alright… this dish was ordered by me… the name was just odd. Some sort of deep fried beef ball with special salt. I was intrigued and trying to figure out what this was… in any case, imagine those Vietnamese beef balls found in pho and batter it and then deep fry them. Add some salt with a dash of msg there and you have that special salt. I can’t quite say it was bad, but I definitely won’t order this again…
The classic stir fried pea sprouts with garlic. Nicely executed!
Saw a few tables order empress clams and we decided to do the same. I’m sure these are primarily a vector for the seafood soy sauce but… I’m more than inclined to ignore that fact. With vermicelli on the bottom, this was great. The clams weren’t overcooked at all.
And for the last course we got a braised duck with ginger. I liked the dish but I’ll opt for something else next time. It was on the saltier end and probably go for something meatier than the duck.
Complimentary dessert soup but it was rather thick and luke warm.
Overall, I quite enjoyed the meal and definitely willing to try out other things. I’m just ecstatic about the soup… but price wise it was rather reasonable with the total around 100.