You got $5?April 22, 2010
Victoria Seafood isn’t located in Chinatown, it has two menus, and a lunch will only cost you $5. That’s right, $5. The surprising thing about this $5 meal deal is that it really isn’t bad, in fact, it can actually be crave worthy.
I admit, my first few trips were filled with bouts of negativity. I didn’t care for the egg fried rice, I didn’t like the egg drop soup, the crab rangoon was bland, etc. Over time and forced visits with friends, and I’ve actually come to love the place.
Offering 2 menus, the traditional Chinese food items you would expect to find in any of the Chinatown spots, or the cheap $5 lunch menu. Chock full of Americanized classics like Beef With Broccoli, Sesame Chicken, and Kung Pao Shrimp, there are 25 different main dishes to choose from, 3 different sides (I’m partial to the scallion lo mein), 2 soups (the hot and sour is my jam!) and 10 appetizers (who doesn’t love a good scallion pancake?), you will leave full and not even really missing that $6 or so you left behind.
The service is quick and generally done with a smile, and the place is relatively clean. Loaded will fish tanks full of crabs, lobsters, eel, and various fish; it kinda makes you want some! The twin lobster special is now $17, but it still provides folks a way of getting a lobster dinner for under $20.
If you are near Victoria during lunch hours, stop in, give it a try, there are by far worse ways to spend $5.