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Old 03-31-2017, 12:36 AM   #11
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I don't think most grocers sell lobster sauce packets. The above ideas are good starts, play around with them. Another thought would be to ask your restaurant how they make their seafood medley sauce. I always brazenly ask restaurants how they make something I love. Doesn't hurt to ask.

I remember my family going to a great Chinese restaurant in Canada, and my brother who was around 10 at the time being so excited that he could get lobster sauce. He was so disappointed that there was no actual lobster in it.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:49 AM   #12
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The sauce that "seafood delight" is made with is not lobster sauce.

Otherwise it would be called seafood with lobster sauce.

That's because lobster sauce is a very specific type of American Chinese sauce. It has ground pork mixed into it. Its not a spice or anything you can buy in a store.

Other specific sauces you'll see in a Chinese restaurant are things like black bean sauce, garlic sauce, XO sauce and others. Dishes using these will specifically name the sauce, like "chicken in black bean sauce"

American Chinese Dishes without a specific sauce are usually made with either a generic brown or a generic white sauce

"Seafood Delight" is a common item on Americanized Chinese menus and the sauce is usually common Chinese white sauce made up from corn starch, chicken broth, soy sauce and potentially garlic, ginger and MSG.

Its not something you can buy premade. If you want to replicate or get close to what you are eating in Buford, you'll have to make it, but its not hard.

If you want a different Chinese food flavor using a premade sauce, look in the Asian aisle in your grocery store. Lee Kim Kee brand sauces are usually sold there.

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:43 AM   #13
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Lobster sauce wouldn't be in the spices section, it would most likely be in the condiments section on the Asian aisle, along with the the oyster sauce and hoisin sauce.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:45 PM   #14
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... as well as "Stir Fry Sauce"
All of the Walmarts that I've been in here in the West,
have an Asian Aisle full of all sorts of different premade
sauces, either in bottles, jars or foil packets, but come to
think of it, not Lobster Sauce.
As Jenny mentioned, play around with it, make your own sauce.
The only Asian style premades that I buy is Hoisin and Oyster Sauces.

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