I got an invite from Raymond at ChineseBites to try Yaletown’s newest seafood bar: 21 Nautical Miles.
Described as “high end Asian fusion”, this restaurant is becoming well-known for their Chinese-style seafood boils.
Their Seafood Party dish ($38.95 per person, minimum 2 people); consists of BC Dungeness crab, selva tiger prawns, blue mussels, and clams. Alaskan king crab lobster tail and snow crab are available for an extra charge – trust me, you want to order the snow crab. The Seafood Party comes in three flavours with five different spice levels: garlic butter, black pepper, Xi’an spicy, and house special spicy. As proud members of Ocean Wise, 21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar only serves sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood.
I really enjoyed the garlic butter seafood boil, the high quality of the ingredients can’t be denied. Other dishes we had a chance to sample include:
Sichuan Style Boiled Fish Served with noodles and tofu. This dish was a level 5 spice and it was hot! For someone who enjoys food a tad milder, I suggest choosing a milder level. All dishes can be customize to taste.
I’ve never had Abalone Soup. This Asian delicatessen is usually reserved for special occasions such as weddings. I found the taste quite mild and the consistency a little thicker than a regular soup. It was very tasty.
This was such an interesting dish to try: Stone Cooked Scrambled Eggs – a blend of eggs, shrimp and green onion is brought to the table and then poured over hot stones. Customers can cook this dish at table side on their own or with the help of staff.
21 Nautical Miles is open 12 – 11pm daily.