Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hammer the crab

Eating a fat crab the Malaysian way.

1. First you take the cooked crab and place it on the table.

2. Take the hammer provided.

3. Take nice aim and hit the sweet spot with just the right force.

Hit it at a wrong angle and the crab may fly off the table to the ground. Of course you can invoke the 5-seconds rule if you got a thick skin and don't care what other patrons might think. However, in the worst-case scenario, it may fly onto the head of the person at the neighbouring table who may not be your average normal mild natured Malaysian.

Hit it too hard and you crush it into a thousand pieces flying everywhere. Leave your silk shirt costing a few hundred bucks at home if you are not skilled.

At the Kelana Jaya Seafood Centre

You can see that eating a crab the Malaysian way, is an art and a science.

ps. I am a vegetarian accompanying omnivorous family members.



5xmom said...

Crabs and prawns and oysters too are probably what kept me away from turning vegetarian. Hahaha. They are too irresitible.

Audrey said...

Well, I hope you don't mind me adding to one of your steps...

Step 2: Take a hammer provided; or if it's not and you've got a Nokia 3210, use it.

Hehe. Just kidding!

Zaza said...

wahhh.. ketam!!! yummm yummm!! was it chilli crab adam? audrey, which one's 3210 ey?

Kenny Lee said...

I never liked much little meat

audrey said...


Nokia 3210 is the very old and big model... it's before Nokia 3310.

Adam said...

Zaza: It's called fatty crab ;-)

gazard said...

Adam, you will miss the fatty crab ^_~

Zaza said...

audrey: ah, yes!!! my dad's got one!!!! hahahaha. actually, it was dad's first handphone! ;)

BabyPink said...

i love crabs. we have a similar way of eating them.:)


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