Do you lazy to eat crab?

Malaysia
August 30, 2009 8:16am CST
I love to eat crab very much. Even though it is very hard to eat it. I prefer to eat crab at the Chinese stall, so that I don't have to use the fork and knife and follow all the hotel-table-manner. I can just grab it using my hands.lol. Do you like to eat crab? Do you use all the fork and knife or just your bare hands? Please share..
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27 responses
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
I looove to eat crab, but yeah its a such a crap to eat it -_- Well i dont need to use fork or knife, nor a barehanded, because i love to had it skinned =)) So all i need it to eat it with the sauce.. hmm yummy^^d
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• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi genius_zelda, thanks for posting here. Yea, you can just enjoy it on a plate. Though it is convenient, but i still prefer to have it with the meat still inside the shell. The trouble to get the meat amongst the shell, just make it become more irresistible :)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
LOL agree with that point of course, my mother is the one who dislike my style when eating crabs, she always said this phrase over and over again "eating the crab along with it shell is the art philosophy of life, one must suffered and tired first to get the joy and satisfaction of what we do" i believe that until now, but i cant resist to open the crab shell ,
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
haha...i will never be lazy eating crabs! for it is one of my favorites! actually i really enjoy eating it and i never use fork or spoon or knife when i eat crabs! its more fun eating this with our bare hands as long as our hands are clean...hehehe and its more exciting! hahaha
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• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Hi ckyera, thanks for posting here. Me too, i never feel lazy to eat crab. It just a bliss. I'm lazy in eating fruit that i have to peel, but not crab.lol. But i got some of my friends, just lazy, because eating crab is so troublesome.
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
6 Sep 09
hehehe ^_^ Same here, ckyera!!! I do like crabs too, and will always be eating with my bare hands too!! lol =D It's much more convenient as compared to using fork, spoon or knife right?? haha =D PLus, which type of knife is sharp or strong enough to cut those shells open?? lol =D
• China
31 Aug 09
yes i fell it is too slowly to eat crabs. and also it is too mittle that you can eat . i fell bad when eatting crab. so i donot like to eat it
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• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi, thanks for posting here. yea, some of my friends also think that way. Eating crab can be troublesome, slow, and get all you hand sticky. But I just love it.
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@gomaeann (46)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
well i really don't know how to eat a crab, i mean a whole crab, but i really like that crab cake dip in a mayo. it's kinda hard to eat them because of the shells.
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• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi gomaeann, thanks for sharing here. You should try to eat the whole crab. For me, even the taste might be the same, but yet eating the whole crab can be more fun and tempting, as you really focus on getting the meat amongst the shell. If you got chance to eat the whole crab, try to observe those that eating the whole crab too. You can see how they focus on the 'battle' to get the meat, there is not much conversation. **I can become a very good listener, when I'm eating crab. lol. people tend to move their head up down, or left right, as a response. lol..
• Switzerland
30 Aug 09
I do not know why I am responding to this discussion while I do not eat crab. But honestly i have tried it in a Chinese Restaurant in Singapore. It was nice but still I cannot take it because of religion issue. But when I am looking at my friends, they really enjoyed eating crabs. They do not even have the hard time taking out the shells. They are experts. Hehe. Keep posting. Happy mylotting. Have a nice day. Jeff
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi yuansplace, thanks for posting here, though you don't eat crab. Haha. I'm appreciate that. Fortunately crab is not an issue in my religion. Yea, i heard before, crab can be an issue in some religions. I don't have problem with eating crab, if i am using my bare hands. But it can be very troublesome if i have to use all the forks and knife given. I had to be very careful and cautious, as the knife can be very slippery on the shell, and I don't want to make ashamed of myself, with my crab jump to next table. Have a nice day..
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
I love crabs, lol. It's pretty much impossible to use fork or knife and all to eat it, it's just messier like that so it's easier to use my own bare hands. Even though that looks like you don't have much table manners... I like to eat crabs anyway so I don't really care! lol It's just hard to eat one these days because it's kind of expensive to buy in my area. Other than that, it's great :)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Hi, thanks for sharing here. Yea, it always easy just to use our bare hands. At least we can hold it firmly, rather than to use the fork on it as it might fly to somebody else table. lol.
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Lol, yeah, it has definitely flown out of my plate before! Well not exactly as in flying, but it did not look too neat:) Have a nice day!
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Yea, this happen to me too. the shell is just too slippery when I tried to operate it with the knife, it slip out from my plate, and my knife hit the plate. It just too loud and I'm so embarrassed. i end up using my bare hands =)
@Prem22 (113)
• India
31 Aug 09
Dude dont say thanks to me as u said for the previous 10 responses because i love to eat crab by hands like u without minding any table manners in hotel. So its my duty to share my thought for this nice and lovable question. Happy Myloting!!!
@Prem22 (113)
• India
31 Aug 09
Dude remember too much of crab increases our body temperature so we can eat crab twice or thrice in a month
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
You are just a lovable funny dude, happy mylotting to you too..
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
Saying 'thank you' means that you are showing your appreciation. I live in a country where most people practice appreciation to each other (due to government campaign, but not everyone practicing it). I am the type that think it never hurt to say our appreciation, even when my students submit their report, I'll say 'thanks'. I don't take all members respond for granted, that's why I always say 'thank you' and mean it. Cheers =) "I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." ~ William Shakespeare ~
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
hello de_angel97, I love crabs too. Is one of my favorites especially the one with fats. I prefer to eat them at home for I can dip them with vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. It's so tasty and yummy.
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi robert19ph, thanks for posting here. yea, we all like crab too :). But I'm not sure how to tell crab with fats? Do you mind to tell me further?
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• Philippines
20 Sep 09
me too having problem looking for crabs that are fat. usually the samples are good but when you cook them they are not. My mother told me when crabs are harvested not on a full moon, they are fat.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Hi DEangel97 I love crab I like Dungeonous crab the best (I don't think I spelled that right) their pretty expensive though I will Alaskan Crab but I have to say I don't like regular Bay Crabs just not enough meat in them for me I don't like picking through them thats why I only eat crab legs :-) they are a lot easier to eat. I don't mind using my hands at all using a knife and fork would be useless to me crabs are finger food except for softshell I know some folks who do use a knife and fork for softshell crab .
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi Cherryd41 , thanks for sharing here. Wow, that 'Dungeonous' sounds yummy.lol. I like any type of crab. I know there is a Chinese style, they use salt in the cooking. And the way they cook it made the shell become soft and crispy, and eatable. I never try, and not sure whether it is healthy to eat the shell. Gonna to try someday =)
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hi De-angelo 97 Ni problem when you try them I know your gonna love them they are very meaty and thick as I said earlier they are a little on the hairy side but thats ok by me just give me some cocktail sauce maybe a little OLD BAY and some melted butter and I in heaven lol
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
14 May 11
Hi. de_angel97. I don't ever eat crabs at all. I know that I never will either. Crabs are not considered to be one of my favorite type of sea foods. I always thought that it is best to eat crabs with your bare hands, of course that is how I have seen many crab eaters eat crabs.
• Malaysia
27 Jun 11
Thanks cream for the comment. Crab for sure not everyone's favorite. It have been two years I didn't come to myLot and I still love to eat crab very much.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
31 Aug 09
Not I am not lazy. It is because I love crab too much. I need some time though to eat it well. Generally I eat crab when I am in no hurry to eat.
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
hi subha12, thanks for posting here. Yea, crab is a good meal to kill the time. whenever I had crab feast, we spend about 2 hours on it =)
@thaMARKER (2559)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
i love seafoods -- so much.. it's been a while since i last had a crab meal. whenever my sister invites for lunch and dinner, she would know what i want and where to go. anyway, i remember who gave me a crab for the first time. it was my sister in law who brought huge crabs in our house from her hometown. we were kind of have a crab feast that time because my brothers love it also.
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi,thanks for sharing here, i love seafoods, especially crab and prawn. Your crab feast must be great. I like those restaurant with 'Eat all you can' written on the board =)
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
hello, I really love your topic. I can relate to this. Crab is my favorite dish. Whenever there is a crab I tend to reach out and get a whole of it. The thing is I don't know how to eat this crab. Usually when I'm at home eating crab I have my mother to get the meat of it to my plate. When I'm alone I love to eat it but I can't because all I can eat is the shell and not the meat inside of it. That's my whole crab experience. Sad to say that I only know how to eat the meat but to peel of the meat from the shell is really hard.
• United States
31 Aug 09
ive never eaten crab, but have always wanted to try it! it looks yummy! i find the idea of bashing it with a mallet and breaking open the legs with bare hands to be part of the fun of crab! id really like to go to one of those crab bakes (think thats what they are called) that they have on the east coast! now those look messy, tasty and fun all rolled into one outing!
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi CinderInMySoul, thanks for sharing here. You should try one whole crab, and you will enjoy the fun of getting the meat amongst the shell. i like to have my crab with cheese, with hot chili, or just a simple boiled crab. I just looove it..
@shally_hh (418)
• China
30 Aug 09
i dont like eat crab although it is delicious. i have no patience to eat crab,crayfish or fish, it is really troublesome.
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Hi shally, thanks for posting here. You are just same as my friends, though the crab is delicious, but she said it just too troublesome to eat it. I'm just the opposite.lol My patience to eat the crab ..is just my passion..
• United States
30 Aug 09
Crab is actually my favorite food and we never eat this out at restaurants as it would probably take forever. We do this about twice a year at home as it is expensive to have them. I of course use the little crab forks as it is easier to use those then a bigger fork, after a while goes by of eating them your hands start to hurt, but its a never ending thing of eating them because i like the taste of them so much and they are very delicious to me. it might take a while to eat them but your eating what you like
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Hi lologirl. You are right, most of the time it is my mouth that hurt instead of my finger, but it won't stop me. The crab is just irresistible. The price of the crab can be very cheap if you live somewhere near the sea side.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
i don't eat crab. it is freaking expensive out here. and also i don't like it that much. i do like it but for the price to pay or buy it i just can afford to buy those small crabs which are also expensive. but the big crabs the real juicy and with more meat in it are like cost a fortune so i had not been able to eat for the longest time to eat that .
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
hi, thanks for sharing here. Yea, sometimes crab can be very costly. I just found a Chinese restaurant at my place here where the crab is really affordable. It just cost us RM12 per kg. About USD 3.4 per kg. Tempting right? The crab is big and fresh. It was really a lot, i ate until my jaw too tired to eat anymore. It is a bliss..
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
lol, me too. when it comes to crab table manners are gone. its one of my favorite and i love it.. but i dont normally eat it outside or in a restaurant. i took it home and i eat it home with hands. i like it if it cook with the coconut milk.. very yummy... now i'm hungry lol
• Malaysia
30 Aug 09
Hi, thanks for sharing here. Great you know how to prepare a crab meal. It's very rare for me to eat crab at home, as people said you need to buy those crab that still alive. My mum just can't make it if it still alive, or kill it. None of us in the family can do it. So, the only chance is to eat at outside. I never try to have it with the coconut milk. thinking of it now, I'm hungry already. I like the one cook with cheese, 'Gam heong' crab (it is a Chinese Style) and boiled crab. Slrpp...
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
30 Dec 10
Yes, it is indeed very difficult to eat the crab although I love eating it. For that reason , I prefer to takeaway the dish and slowly enjoy it using my hands in the comfort of my home. That way, I can really take my time to enjoy my crab without having to worry about the messiness :)
@shia88 (4581)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 09
I like eating crab. I will use my bare hand to eat crabs. That's more tasty using bare hands to eat crab. From my point of view, it is impossible to eat crab using fork and spoon.Very difficult to eat till the inner part of the crab.Using hand to eat crab is the best. Although it might looks dirty, we can simply wash our hands clean after enjoying the plate of crabs. I have not been eating crab for so long.Maybe more than a year. Eating crab needs alot of time and it is not suitable to bring small kid while we are out for crab eating.I prefer to eat slowly and enjoyed the sweet taste of the crab meat rather than eat in rush.