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Where Y'Eat: Fried Shrimp By A Different Name

Szechuan pepper shrimp at Nine Roses in Gretna, La.
Ian McNulty
Szechuan pepper shrimp at Nine Roses in Gretna, La.

A circuit of Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants in New Orleans serve their own renditions of a distinctive, twice-fried style of seafood that makes a refreshing change of pace from the local standard. 

It goes by different names too --  salt baked seafood, salt and pepper seafood, Szechuan pepper seafood or rang muoi.

Here are details on the restaurants mentioned in this week's Where Y’Eat:

Kim Son

349 Whitney Ave, Gretna, 504-366-2489

Royal China

600 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 504-831-9633

Nine Roses

1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 504-366-7665

Tan Dinh

1705 Lafayette St, Gretna, 504-361-8008

China Rose

3501 N. Arnoult St., Metairie, 504-887-3295

Little Chinatown

3800 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-205-0580

Ian covers food culture and dining in New Orleans through his weekly commentary series Where Y’Eat.

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