There are scallops, and then there is what Royal Capital serves. If they're offered on the fresh-fish menu at this funky, authentic Chinese spot, by all means order them. Served on a half-shell, these large, meaty beauties-three to four times the size of regular scallops-are cooked in a wonderful Thai-style mint-and-chile sauce laced with minced garlic. Tasty sauce aside, they are perfectly firm with a rich, intense flavor.
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