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Old 20th August 2008, 12:40   #46
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Live crab anyone? Nope, I am vegetarian. Clicked @ Martins in Goa.
This is a very common sight in almost all coastal restaurants in Bombay too.

Trishna, Mahesh, Gazalee, Ankur, Apurva, Bharat - they all do this. They bring out live lobsters and crabs all the time.
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Can anyone educate me about eating crabs and lobster ? I make a fool of myself whenever I have them. I tried taking help from the waiters and all, but not successful. Will anyone be kind enough to help this poor soul to eat something exotic please ?
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Nice pictures there GTO, Is it the same one in South Goa in a small lane next to the old church on the circle?

I think the crab dishes are names after Sachin Tendulkar as this resturant is his favorite. At least that's what i saw when i was there a couple of years ago.
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Whatever it is that the Chinese are eating its doing wonders for them. They are 45 gold medals and counting. ;-)
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Yup, Martins from South Goa. I don't remember any old church though, but it was after sunset so.......
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Can anyone educate me about eating crabs and lobster ? I make a fool of myself whenever I have them. I tried taking help from the waiters and all, but not successful. Will anyone be kind enough to help this poor soul to eat something exotic please ?
At bigger restaurants they generally provide you with small hammer like thing with which you crack open the shell, then its as simple as scooping out the yummy part and eating it. Its much simpler than eating chicken or mutton using fork and spoon. But if you are not provided with any tool then you have no other go boss. use your hands for the body shell , generally go for the lower portion since it is softer and hence easier to break. But for the claws which is the tasties tpart, you will have to go all out with your hands and teeth.. and believe me, i find the crab tastes better this way rather than poking and probin with spoons and forks
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There's this scene in the Korean movie Oldboy where the main character is shown eating a live octopus. .
I found the scene on google videos:
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I found the scene on google videos:
Oh no, why did I see it
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because you love it.

admit it, deep inside you are a masochist
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Guys,

Can anyone educate me about eating crabs and lobster ? I make a fool of myself whenever I have them. I tried taking help from the waiters and all, but not successful. Will anyone be kind enough to help this poor soul to eat something exotic please ?
At bigger restaurants, you are usually provided with small hammer/crusher and a thing to fish out meat from the nook and crannies

To take out the meat from claws(one half of it), break the part just after the claws and if you are lucky, the entire meat comes out from the shell attached to the claw. Else you have to break the shell at two or more places and remove the meat. Same for other half of the claw.

To eat the central part, Try breaking it into halves and then the meat is accessible. Use you fingers or the tools provided. If no hammer is provided, you have to use your teeth, the trick is to use just the right amount of force needed to break the shell. Use lesser force than you think is necessary until you get the hang of it. If you find it tough to break the shell at a particular position, try another position. Keep practicing.

I had been to Gaja Lee once(Andheri), didnt like the place much. There was another place slightly ahead on the road(forgot the name) which served good crab. But the crabs were Rs 1200/kg and the whole bill came to 2200 for a meal !
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Oh no, why did I see it
make it 2X
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That is kind of food is like Yuck even being a non vegitarian
I happy with regular chicken/Mutton
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because you love it.

admit it, deep inside you are a masochist
Oh my god. Do I sound like that? You make myself doubt if I am
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Thanks Kuttapam, Rotorhead for your thoughts and help. Let me experiment it this time
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I thought this would be interesting. But not sure where to post. So it goes here.

IBNLive > Olympics > Beijing menu: scorpion fry, seahorse kebab

They do have so many beliefs like we do. Eg:
YUMM!!!! Thats like a tropical jungle and the great barrier reef put together on a skewer
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