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Best Lobster in Chinatown


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Can anyone recommend a place in Chinatown for great lobsters? I'd want large ones, and I'd want them with ginger and scallion, or perhaps "country style" with noodles.

For many (many) years I went regularly to Sun Lok Kee on Mott St. before it burned down. Then when it re-opened in Flushing as New Lok Kee (EVERYTHING exactly the same), we'd go there regularly (I've seen their lobster tanks which were in the basement - spotless, as were all the different fish tanks, all in the basement).

(Side note: New Lok Kee closed. Can't find out why no matter how hard I try- if anyone knows, please (please) post it?

But now I don't know where to go in Chinatown for large, fresh lobsters really well prepared.



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Woman (noticing a large bowl of cut fruit): “How much is the fruit salad?”

Counterman: “Three-ninety-eight a pound.”

Woman (incredulous, and loud): “THREE-NINETY EIGHT A POUND ????”

Counterman: “Who’s going to sit and cut fruit all day, lady… YOU?”

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