Cheapest Abalone (2008)

El Arrayan

Go to a Hong Kong joint and pay $100 for a modest dose of abalone, the rock-clinging mollusk muscle that requires extensive pounding to be edible and is considered a great delicacy in China and Japan. Well, a similar organism exists on the Chilean coastline, where it grows to gigantic size and is known as locos. Savor it at El Arrayan, an Elmhurst Chilean where $14 buys you several gray and chewy specimens, served cold with yellow mayonnaise, which are quite delicious.

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