My family and I never get bored eating at Silver Lake Seafood Restaurant. And we always order their walnut prawns and pork spareribs. Last weekend's family get together was no exception. Our choices were house fried rice, walnut prawns, spareribs, tofu, bokchoy, and rock cod nuggets. A clear broth is served by friendly staff and Tom, the owner, is always around to greet loyal patrons. As loyal as our cousins who've been coming to the restaurant for the last ten years. Wow, that says a lot about this unpretentious place.
For starters we had an appetizer tray of duck. I'm not much of a duck fan but my cousins commented how tasty it was. The walnut prawns are glazed but they are not sweet. The spareribs are always crispy and the rock cod nuggets are doused with just the right amount of salt to complement the taste. I really like the sweet bean dessert which comes with every meal. It's like soup but sweet. I always ask someone at our table for their dessert just in case they decide to skip it after such a big meal. It seems like we ordered quite a bit of food but we left a clean table behind. And all that for $68.00. Incredible!
Silver Lake is located at 2291 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo.
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