Monday, January 11, 2010

AND THE ANSWER IS........

I received lots of funny answer to the picture I put up in my previous post. From mee sua to dragon bread candy soaked in honey, worms from the ocean to fatt choy with a blonde dye. Take another closer look, I give you one clue........The spoonful of rich and luxurious delicacy came from this gigantic lobster. Wanna take a last guess?
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The answer is LOBSTER BRAIN! Best eaten raw dipped with wasabi and soya sauce. The thousands of small sacs containing rich and sweet juices melts the moment you put it in your mouth. Seriously luxurious stuff! If you prefer it cooked, dump it into a boiling pot of porridge.. I did just that, the porridge turned out so good. I was lost in the moment of savouring the porridge, so much so I forgot to take a picture. Well, I am in the land of lobster so there is always next time!
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This more than 3kgs lobster was my New Year's dinner. We had it sashimi style which is perfect as it was really fleshy and sweet. The head and legs ended up in a big pot of porridge as I mentioned earlier.
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This 1-kg lobster was my Christmas Eve dinner. Bro-in-law cooked it with sliced ginger and spring onions with egg noodle as base. Very yummy too!
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31 comments:

Selba said...

Oh my.... so it's lobster brain? Who will guess that brain can looks like string of fine "fins", "white hair" or "vermicelli"? hehehe...

That lobster is HUGE!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I really wouldn't have guess that. I live in Boston and although we have a lot of lobsters, I never eat the tomalley in the head. It does look really good in the pics though.

tigerfish said...

Lobster brain?!?!? My goodness!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

that not so baby lobster doesnt look like 3 kgs, looks WAY BIGGER!

we once had a 3kg lobster in australia and it cost aud200 thereabouts. ohh i so want some of it now!

LittleLamb said...

yum yummmmmmmmm making me saliva le..

J2Kfm said...

Utter grossness! hahahahaa ... but us Chinese can really eat anything under the sun eh? :)

The Travelling Ulcer said...

I would never have guessed that! Well, there you go.

That's a good looking crayfish. The last time I bought a WA crayfish, it was just over 2kg and found it too difficult to prepare.

Your bro-in-laws' dish looks absolutely delicious. I can feel stomach pangs just looking at the photo.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

OIC, I can imagine the taste must be very sweet when cook with porridge, how lucky you are can have lobster so easily, here is so much expensive, not affort to eat.

foodbin said...

and it's looks damned good.

CUMI & CIKI said...

i would never have guessed and never did! LOL .. nice one woman;)

Gratitude said...

Wow! this big one wld cost a fortune in KL!

ilene said...

WOW! WOW! Am lost for words! Gosh, I really marvel at your cooking skills!

June said...

OMG !! That is one HUGE lobsters i ever seen .

daphne said...

I thought they look like shark fin! hahaha.. Looks like u r having a great time and feast!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Wah...this sounds and looks damn good. It does look a bit like sharks fin, no? =P

Precious Pea said...

Selba: Hard to guess right?

Anonymous: Next time you know what to look out for. I have never tried Boston lobster before. Nice?

tigerfish: Hahaha...seriously good stuff!

Joe: You are so smart...yes...it was more than 3kgs. Got it from the fish market for about AUD200+ at special price. If you have this baby at the restaurant, it would cost more than double.

Littlelamb: Hehehe. Tissue wipe wipe.

j2kfm: Lobster brain not that gross if you compare to other animal's brain. *shudder*

Travelling Ulcer: My bro-in-law is a chef so it was very easy for him. I don't think i can manage it cos it was so heavy and it was flapping its tail madly whenever I lift it up.

Sonia: I just thought of another way to savour the lobster brain. Steamed it with egg!! Wahhh...should be really good.

foodbin: It is! It is!

Cumi & Ciki: Haha..thanks!

Gratitude: That is why i don't go for lobster in KL.

ilene: LOL! No lah...my bro in law cooked it, i just boiled the noodles only.

June: That is the biggest lobster I ever had.

daphne: Yes, I love it here :)

Bangsar-Babe: It does look a bit like sharks fin but definitely taste better than sharks fin anytime.


Sonia:

chow said...

Hi Precious Pea

I read about your food adventure in last Sunday Star and went to your blog.

I admire your cooking skills. How do you learn to cook so well? Is it after marriage that you have to cook for your husband that you need to improve your skills? I am a single career lady and only know how to fry an egg!

There are so many restaurants, makan-makan areas that I used to "tar pow" after work that I am lazy to cook.

Chaokar said...

Oh, interesting.

I thought it was some squash. Something like the sharks-fin squash.

Don't think all lobsters have it right? Was at lobsterman recently and didnt notice this part. Then again i'm impressed when i was served lobster's liver.

i am craving for lobster now.

p/s: my word verification is hebat.
HAHAHAHA

terri@adailyobsession said...

this is really new to me! lobster brains are stringy? u sure it was the brains?? and tt is the biggest lobster ever! i can imagine the taste....how much is a kg of lobster in melb--so i can order some next time i'm there.here we can get it at rm60-70/kg fm the boats.

thule a.k.a leo said...

no one guessed the right answer :)
how cheap is the lobster in Australia?

The Travelling Ulcer said...

The last time I bought crayfish, the price varies for the size. If it's between 750gm - 1.5kg it's quite expensive. However, when I bought a 2kg+ crayfish it cost $65/kg. I am sure Precious Pea's bro-in-law has special industry pricing which we can't take advantage of. :-)

If anyone's bound for Melbourne, Australia, and wants some crayfish head straight to the fish mongers in Springvale near KFL. They also have live barramundi, murray cod, mud crabs, and even silver perch.

Regards,
Tim

tummythoz said...

*gasps*
Sure your BIL is holding a lobster, not a piglet?? HUGE-nya.

ai wei said...

harrr??? lobster brain??? why is it look like that?! it looks luxury ~

wmw said...

Wah! So besar! What a feast ;o)

Precious Pea said...

chow: Thanks for your comment and am glad you enjoy reading my blog. I love food and probably that is why I enjoy cooking too. Probably reading lots of recipe book and watching cooking show helps too.

Chaokar: I wonder why in restaurant they don't serve the brain, probably too gross looking? When you have lobster next time, do ask the chef to save the brain for you. Try it with wasabi and soya sauce...it's really good. Hahaha...HEBATNYA!!

terri: Actually it wasn't stringy, it's more like tiny strand of sacs containing the juice. We got this from the fish market and at a good rate due to some connection. But my bro-in-law said if you order this monster at the restaurant, easily costs around AUD500. My bro-in-law said it's about AUD70+ per kilo depending big or small.

Thule: After converting, very expensive. Hahaha..but depending on season, the size of the lobster. Around AUD70 (>RM210 per kg).

travelling ulcer: Haha! The lobster came from Springvale, it could be fro the show you mentioned.

tummythoz: Huge hor!

ai wei: Next time, I shall steam it with egg custard!

XinPei Pei Er said...

hi, i m a newcomer here...
hehe
the lobster is undoubtedly hugeeeeee......XD
n the string-like brain looks like wan tan mee....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, lobster from Boston (Maine, really) is nice. But the tomalley is orangey/greenish, which is why I was never a fan although my sis loves it. Lobster here has huge claws, the meat is firm and sweet. I bet you will enjoy it.

KY said...

couldn't have guessed in a million year! @.@

jason said...

1kg? That looks like at least 3kg!

Cokeworld Citizen said...

yor you are having fresh lobster la. dun think lobsters here are fresh enough. i never tot of that! Brains...eeks!

allie said...

Oh gosh! Lobster brain... Who can guess that?? LOL

 

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