I was never a huge fan of seafood, mainly because it takes a while to eat compared to other foods. Like with fish, it takes time to remove the bones. And of course—crabs, lobsters and shrimps are the most hassle.
I particularly don’t like eating seafood in public, because I can never use my spoon and fork to remove the skin of, for example, shrimp. It’s just so hard for me, plus I can be very, very clumsy. So whenever I eat out with family or friends and there’s shrimp, I always avoid the shrimp. I remember one time in high school, my barkada and I ate in Crustasia, and one of my kabarkadas literally had to peel the shrimp for me. Nowadays, family and friends have to do it.
Last night was the first time I tried eating in Clawdaddy’s, and I enjoyed it so much because not only did they have bibs and a silver bucket for all the shells and peelings, I also got to get my hands dirty and dig in the oysters and crab without being too self-conscious. I ordered the four cheese oysters and the steamed crab with lemon butter sauce. The food was just so delicious, I actually finished my own cup of rice (which I could never do these days!). I can’t wait to go back!