Sunday, June 17, 2007

Live Scallops!

I am so terribly happy. When out exploring this afternoon, E insisted on searching for this "live seafood market" that he had glimpsed on a previous occasion. After several false turnings and street directory flipping, we finally chanced upon it. And what a great discovery it was! Small place, with only about 5 - 6 types of live seafood, but all swimming about happily and at great prices - Scallops at $9 per kilo, spotted garoupa at $26 per kilo, huge tiger prawns at $26 per kilo.
We scooped up a kilo of the scallops (there were about 11) and the friendly shopkeepers shucked them for us. Lightly steamed and flambed (we have a blowtorch, bought from Lau Choy Seng in Temple Street) with a slight smokey edge and a squeeze of lemon over it, the sweetness of these scallops was just beyond compare.

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