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2016 Shout-Out For “Sea Bird” Asian Cuisine in Wolfeboro, NH — My Favorite Chinese For Miles Around.

by Anura Guruge

I noticed that owner and chief chef, ‘Guy’ (and he is indeed a very nice guy) was wearing one of these caps. He must have noticed me looking at it because I was touched and honored to be given one. Yes, I will wear it with pride. I am very fussy as to who I endorse, especially on my head gear (typically opting to only honor nations, places or car manufacturers such as London, Scotland or MGB), but I will wear this often. SMILE.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access the ORIGINAL menus at the ‘Seabird’ Website.

I have raved about the ‘Sea Bird’ before — here, here & also here.

Wonderful people, good food, attractive prices and decent location. What more can you ask.

That said we don’t eat there as often as we should mainly because we don’t go out to eat that often and when we do it is because we are travelling — and we tend to travel South of Wolfeboro,

But this Summer we have been lucky enough to eat at the ‘Sea Bird’ thrice — the latter occasions a week apart, both on a Thursday, once after the “Mount Washington” cruise and the other after we went horseback riding at “Castle in the Clouds“. Suffice to say that it was delightful each time.

Just want to bring their lunch menu to YOUR attention. We like it — like it very much. All the items come with a generous serving of fried rice and a soup (Wonton or Hot & Sour). Tesichan will live on Chinese fried rice and I can eat/drink a LOT of Chinese soup. I order two or three items from #27 to #31 and that serves as a mini Pu Pu Platter with enough fried rice to keep Teischan going for a day and a half. All the other items are good. I had the Tangerine Beef the other day and it was divine. Decent prices and wonderful service — with a smile.

So check it out IF you haven’t visited recently. Also good chance that you won’t have to hang around for a table. That is kind of important in Wolfeboro, during the Summer, around lunchtime.

P.S., IF you are wondering why it is called ‘Sea Bird’ — that was the NAME of the ship in which Guy ‘left’ Vietnam, about three decades ago.

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by Anura Guruge

Sea Bird Chinese Restaurant, Wolfeboro, NH: My New ‘Local’ Chinese

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.


..by Anura Guruge

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Sea Bird Asian Cuisine, 89 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894; (603) 569-9031

Sea Bird Asian Cuisine, 89 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894; (603) 569-9031. Click to access their Website.

It is not that prepossessing from the outside, but many ‘experts’ will tell you that that can be a good thing when looking for good Asian food.

Teischan and I went to the ‘Sea Bird’ for dinner around 5:30 pm yesterday, after we had finished unloading the truck at Brewster after the Clearlakes Chorale concerts. Deanna and Devanee were attending the ‘after concert’ party, so it was just the two of us for a change. That was a good thing since I had hardly seen Teischan over the last 3 days because I had spent so much time helping out with the concert setup. [It is a good job that we hadn’t checked their Website because it claims that they are closed on Sunday during the Winter — but maybe by ‘Winter’ they mean post New Year.]

I hadn’t been to the Sea Bird in many, many years. In a prior life, when I owned a place on Shaw’s Pond, 6 miles down the road from Wolfeboro, I used to frequent them often.

I wanted to check them out. I was in search of a local Chinese now that I have decided to help the one in Alton pay less taxes by not going there.

I am glad that I went. The thing that struck me the most was the service. It was spot on, the best that I have experienced at a Chinese in a very long time. Thank you. Made my day, and it had been a busy and tiring day, but also very rewarding. The Sea Bird was the ultimate icing on the cake.

To be fair it wasn’t that busy. There was one other table occupied and when they left we had the place to our self and the undivided attention of the two owners. The lady who served us was one of them, Lan Sam. I also got to chat with her husband Guy Phu. Very nice folk. Know what they are doing. Interestingly Guy’s brother owns Phu Jee’s in Meredith. I know it well and we talked about that restaurant since we had visited quite recently as part of the Meredith ‘Trick or Eat‘.

Lan was attentive to Teischan. She is a mother. I pay particular attention to these things. It was the way that she treated Teischan that gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. The generous portion of ‘Pineapple Passion’ I was served helped.

We ordered our usual staples: steamed dumplings, scallion pancakes, House fried rice and the cashew chicken dinner special that came with spare ribs and chicken wings. The scallion pancakes were fluffy and dry; not oily and compressed. They were good, as was all the others. It is genuine, unpretentious ‘Chinese-American’ food — what Americans expect when they order Chinese at a common or garden, local Chinese. The portions were good and the price decent. I was pleased.

Per Devanee’s explicit instructions before she headed off for her party, I ordered the ‘usual stuff’ — which is what Devanee told me to order. She had some when we got home even though she had eaten at the party too. She had Chinese for breakfast also. Yes, she likes Chinese. Deanna and I had some for lunch. Guess we are eating Chinese for dinner too.

Food is good. We are going back. I was impressed. Good overall experience. Very nice people. Also nice to have Chinese folks serving you at a Chinese restaurant — as opposed to Americans at the Alton place who also volunteer that certain dishes are too spicy for them. Hoping to go there for dinner New Year’s Eve while we are at the Wolfeboro First Night. It is their busiest night. So we agreed that we will come shortly after 8 when things would have quietened down a bit. I will let you know how that goes.

P.S., Mitt Romney has never visited the restaurant in person, though he might have got takeout from them. That kind of makes sense. The Romneys don’t strike me as folks that will eat Chinese from a local place.