More food wank, sorry.
Thursday: Took a 15 min. cab ride to Thanoon Seafood which is really small, breezy and right by the water. They also have these manmade little pools where they keep all their fresh seafood
I was really shocked cos I didn’t even know you could eat horseshoe crab… I’ve only ever seen these guys at aquariums.
Our M.O. was to eat some delicious Sea Mantis though, which I’ve read are also called ‘Thumb Splitters’, and in hindsight I think this is what might’ve happened to the guy who fished ours out for us. I saw him looking sorely at a broken net and his finger, yikes.
More on this guy later
Fried snapper with peanuts
You can see how hard my mom and Joel are concentrating on their food.
Squid in salted egg batter
Spicy papaya side salad
Okay, on to the Sea Mantis… you can see where they get their name from. They bear a pretty icky resemblance to preying mantises which might put some people off if not for the fact that they taste pretty great.
Kind of like a combination of prawn and lobster.
There isn’t really much meat inside, but the timpla (preparation) of the crispy / mushy garlic goes so well with its flavor that it just kind of melts in your mouth.
Shit, good stuff!
Wouldn’t mind staying another week more.