Fried Oyster and Shrimp Po’ Boy 

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.


Shrimp Tacos

In November I went to the Central Market for the first time and wanted to return.
This time I visited the Mexican seafood taqueria.

The wild-caught shrimp was fried and wrapped in corn tortillas with grated cabbage and some creamy sauce. It was delicious, but I bit into a mouthful that tasted like cardboard. It was a small bite that didn’t really detract from the excellent tacos.

But I would return. The seafood cocktail on the menu sounded good as did the black cod tacos.