Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mikey Bustos: Filipino Crab Eating Tutorial

The marathon may be over, but our favorite Filipino has returned once again, to regale us in all things Pinoy.

Filipinos are people of the islands, so naturally they love seafood. But if they're like Sal, they still don't know how to swim. (Born and raised on an island, ano ba?) She actually has to hang on to me for dear life whenever we're in the pool.

I could get used to it.

Whenever we go shopping for produce, we go to Great Wall Supermarket (aka 大中华超级市场), a Chinese-owned franchise in nine locations in the Eastern USA, which caters to the growing Asian-American market. Sure they're a little rough around the edges, because they always take over square footage abandoned by the white people, but you would not believe the prices of meat, produce, and seafood. Too good to be true. Of course, Sal cannot resist picking up five or six of her "buddies" to take home, steam the living daylights out of them, and chow down.

Personally, I prefer them in the form of crab cakes. To each his own. Go ahead, Mikey, show 'em how it's done.

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