Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steamed Crabs

@ mirandablue
A few minutes after our boat docked at the Coron harbor, the rain poured and we ran to the nearest shelter--the public market.  I looked around and realized we were in the dried fish section---mother's favorite!  So we bought various dried fish for family and friends---labahita, danggit, bisugo, sapsap.   Then we wandered to the wet section and I was delighted to see crabs!  I wondered out loud if there's a way that we could have crabs for dinner.  The vendor told me that we can have it cooked at our hotel, so I bought a kilo for only P120!  I was amazed at how cheap it was!

But when we got to our hotel, I was told by the staff that the kitchen was very busy and I was directed to a sari-sari store across the street.  I walked over and the woman there said yes, they will cook the crabs for a fee---it's P150 (I almost dropped the bag of crabs).  I knew she was robbing me blind but I was too fixated on the crabs and too hungry to care. 

@ mirandablue
I ordered crab and corn soup to go with the steamed crabs and rice.   The crabs were succulent and sweet and fat!  Yummy! 


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14 comments:

lyzacruz88 said...

Yummy! These are my hubby's favorite...Craving for some now lol!

Happy weekend :)

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Ann said...

The Singaporeons ruins the natural taste of crab by their chilli sauce. I am influenced by them.

jellybelly said...

Steamed crabs dipped in vinegar with chopped garlic-my favorite! Visiting from Food Trip Friday!

The Twerp and I

January said...

ay gusto ko yan.. sarap sarap..:)

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Dhemz said...

been longing to eat some crabs....super mahal kasi dito...weeee!

natatawa ako don sa comment mo about BBQ in Texas...they eat a lot here...kaya no wonder madaming malalaking tao dito...ehehhee!

Icy BC said...

I love steamed crabs! Can you just be a "Jeannie" and blink some over to me? :-)

Tetcha said...

You had a lovely dinner! I can't remember when I had last steamed crabs; I'm drooling over your pictures here. Thanks for visiting my FTF entry!

Jean Soo said...

oh my!! crabs has always been my all-time fav!! you're making me wanting my own crabbies now!! :)

gengen said...

My mama always like crabs... happy FTF!

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Shydub said...

It's been ages already since the last time i eaten some crabs. makes me crave and will always crave for it

peachkins said...

Crabs are always fresh in those places!

imriz said...

aw, mas mahal pa ang pagluluto:) sabagay marami nman ung 1 kilo. the way to savor the goodness of food daw is "to never mind the price" :)

nuts said...

crabsssssss! oh my, i want i want.. :) dip in soy sauce with hands and extra rice. :)

Rcel said...

I don't eat crabs so all i can say to this one is, be careful of your high blood pressure! LOL.

Late visiting for FTF. My share is the Sweet Potato Roll transformed into a Birthday Cake. Lol. You are welcome to stop by mine too! Thanks!