Oysters are one of my favorite animals to eat. Raw is best, but fried can be very good, too. I was showing a former student around downtown and I suggested Grand Central Market for lunch.
It was delicious and very greasy! I loved it. I love the salty marine flavor of the oysters contrasting with the crunchy batter. The house fried potatoes were served with a red pepper rouille. I couldn’t finish it.
The seafood stall is now called Prawn. The time I went before it was called Bomb. I’m not sure if the stall was rebranded or was replaced. In any case, the Oyster Po Boy was excellent.
Last week I met up with a former student of mine from China who is studying in Singapore.
I took him to the Grand Central Market, which is, to the best of my knowledge, the best food court in Los Angeles.
The bread was crunchy and the pickled cabbage and the aioli provided a sweet and sour contrast to the crunchy, salty oysters and meaty shrimp.
The house fries with rouille were very good.
Prawn is the name of the seafood stall. I think it changed its name or it replaced another seafood stall called The Bomb, or something like that.
The sandwich was delicious, but so rich and greasy I could not finish it.
This was a while ago. Anyway on the same day and the same time I was hanging out with one of my brothers in LA, we went to the Central Market and after having seafood tacos at some other stall I was still hungry.
Bombo is a seafood stall that mostly fries seafood. Anyway, their fried oysters with fried potatoes and house made rouille was good.
Honestly, raw oysters are my favorite way to eat this mollusk. They are still tasty fried.
So if you happen to find yourself in Los Ángeles I would recommend visiting the Central Market.