Humongous Asian scallops

I’m not sure what this is. My mom came back from Chinatown with a bunch of these enormous things on a huge shell. It’s some combination of scallops and oyster. The orange sack is the oyster like part. It looks like a sac of something, but it’s actually solid when bitten into. The big white part is the scallop part. There is also a spirally thingy on the side. Not sure if you can see it from the picture. That part is more chewy than anything else.

Bottom line is that you’d enjoy this mutated “scallop-ster” if you’re a fan of raw seafood. Mine was cooked with stuff on it though. That stuff is to flavor the dish and to ensure it doesn’t tastes too fishy. Whatever, I prefer my seafood battered and deep fried.




Woods seafood in Plymouth, MA

Not too far from Boston is Plymouth, MA. This is a great place to go for deep sea fishing trips, whale watching, and just eating fresh seafood.

After a long (unsuccessful) deep sea fishing trip, we went to Woods to satisfy my fried seafood craving. Everyone on Yelp raved about this place. It was dubbed “the place the locals go to”. It had to be good right?

We got the seafood platter, oyster plate and some crab cakes. Food was fried to perfection. However, the food had no texture or ‘feel’ to the bite. Imagine biting into a marshmallow – soft but not much effort needed to splice into it. That’s what it was like. Unlike Kellys Roast Beef, the fried clams here didn’t taste like it was covered in sand.

Prices were very reasonable at this place. Service is reasonably quick. Don’t let the long lines fool you as it moves quick. When your food is ready it is placed on the small ordering counter where everyone hovers over your food. As such, pick it up as soon as your number is called.