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  Prawns and Lemon Tea Hand Wash
by bpacker

What:Freshly steamed prawns with silvers of ginger.

Where:In a typical seafood restaurant in Lamma Island.

Over here on Lamma Island, they serve freshly steamed prawns, with feathery whiskers, shells and all. To eat the juicy little suckers the true Chinese way, yank the head off and proceed to suck in the succulent brain juices before de-shelling the body. After you've done the gruesome deed, bite into the prawn. If it's fresh, it should be sweet and firm to the bite (On Lamma island, it usually is) Now, that you've digested the prawn, proceed to wash off guilt, I meant your hands daintily in the bowl of tepid lemon tea. Yes, the tea is meant to rid your hands of the briny prawn smell and not for drinking. It's said that a certain dignatary drank the hand-wash after mistaking it for her cuppa. Just don't make the same royal mistake.

*You may skip sucking the living delights out of the prawn head if you find it too Fear-factor esque. Not all Chinese do it.

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2007
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