le sia

After seeing a review on Eater, we decided to check out Le Sia (which means shrimp) on an early Friday evening. You definitely need to get there by 5:30 or 6 pm if you don’t want to stand in line, and I would not advocate standing in line. The crawfish and crab leg combo was good with a Chinese twist to the Creole standby but wasn’t really memorable. Same with the squid leg and pork belly/enoki mushroom skewers that needed salt and a bit more char. The kimchi was a highlight – interesting because it added five-spice powder to give it a Chinese flavor.

We did not use the gloves provided, but probably should have – the apron was definitely helpful to contain the mess. By the time we left at 6:30, the place was packed with Asian students. We were definitely the oldest people in the room by far. I would recommend going once if you love Cajun crawfish and want to try them with a Chinese slant, but it probably won’t be a place to which you will often return.

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