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Amazing food experience

I’ve now crossed over. I’m really in China now. I had a dining experience like I’ve never experienced. This is what locals do for a great meal. It wasn’t the most expensive meal, but it wasn’t cheap. Around $50 for two of us.


I like seafood. Specifically I like most types of shellfish. Lobster and crab are my favorite, but I dig on clams, mussels, shrimp, etc. this meal took place in a grocery store that had an add-on wet market.


Step 1:

Select your pleasure. They had it all. Lobster, crab, shrimp, abalone, fish, more fish, mussels, crazy Chinese looking lion shrimp. You name it. They had it. I’m serious about the weird looking shrimp. They looked like a Chinese lions. I had to try them. And everything is alive. It doesn’t get any fresher. Yes, you have to fish it out yourself and put it in bags.



Step 2:

Walk about 30 feet to the counter to drop it off for cooking. They put it in the round stainless steel bowls and zip it back to the kitchen.



Step 3:

Pick up your cooked meal. It’s a grocery store, so there’s a giant selection of beverages right at hand to boot.



Step 4:

Bon appetit!



OMG. So good. Seriously. The shrimp were slathered in something that resembled Old Bay (Beer5!), peppers, and chiles . The Lobster was covered in garlic. This, is how seafood is meant to be enjoyed. I can’t wait to go back and try something else. The meal was topped off with a tiny bit of ice cream. The ice cream was super expensive by comparison. Dairy isn’t much of a thing here as most Chinese people have dairy issues. Cheese lovers be warned, China might not be for you. It’s here, but rare, and very expensive by comparison. I guess that means it costs about the same as we pay back in the states.



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beer5
beer5
Sep 09, 2022

Some righteous looking vittles Shick!

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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Sep 08, 2022

Peppers AND chiles?! Was it spicy? If so, who are you and what have you done with Dave? I'm with Steve it looks fantastic.

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What's on the lobster? Looks like some scallions for sure, maybe some ginger? Looks delicious

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David Shick!
David Shick!
Sep 08, 2022
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Garlic. Lots of it. Sooooo good.

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