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Fresh Ideas Start Here – Spot Prawns

After zipping around town looking for spot prawns a couple of weeks ago, we wound up at F.I.S.H. (Fresh Ideas Start Here) down in Market Crossing. I’m not sure why we didn’t come here sooner because we’ve been picking up fresh sushi here for years.
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Spot Prawn Fest 2016 – Finest At Sea

Last week kicked off the start to the 10th annual Spot Prawn Festival. Unfortunately, like King Crab, BC Spot Prawns have become super popular… especially in Asia where 90% of BC’s commercial harvest winds up.
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Sun Sui Wah (Richmond) – Spot Prawns 2014

For some reason or another, we rarely visit the Sun Sui Wah in Richmond. But, after a few unsatisfying Spot Prawn dinners at other restaurants this year, and finding ourselves in the area, we decided to give this a try.

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Kwan Luck Restaurant

Kwan Luck has stood at the corner of Kingsway and 33rd for a number of years but we’ve never come here before this past May partly because it’s always looked kinda sketchy from the outside. Read the rest of this entry

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant – Spot Prawns 2014

Just like the Alaskan King Crab season earlier this year, Spot Prawn season this year is nothing like it used to be. Read the rest of this entry

Phekda Chinese Restaurant – Spot Prawns 2013

Phekda Chinese Restaurant is located along the busy 2500-block of Kingsway.  I remember many moon ago having to take piano lessons in a now defunct music store on this block.  Honestly, the only thing I truly remember about those lessons were reading Archie comics while I was waiting for my lesson to start and buying O-Pee-Chee hockey cards in a nearby grocery store afterwards.

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Rose Garden Seafood Restaurant – Spot Prawns 2013

Just like King Crab season, the Spot Prawn season is relatively short but well worth the wait every year.  In the past, we used to go down to Fisherman’s Wharf and stand in line to get our fix for spot prawns.  While the price was good, we soon found out that it was just easier to go to Rose Garden and have it made for us.  The price was comparable to what you would pay to buy them yourself and it’s all cooked for you.

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Spot Prawns @ Home

Spot prawns are the largest commercial species of shrimp found on the west coast and are usually available fresh for a short period of time between May and June.  Read the rest of this entry