After craving chili crabs for two days, I finally went to Chinatown to satisfy my longing. Why Chinatown? The last time I did a television commercial there, the chili crabs were absolutely delicious. They were big and juicy and the chili-egg gravy was thick and had just the right tinge of spicy and sweet. So I went back to the exact same store last weekend, only to be met with a huge food fest crowd. For $15, they had 25 tokens that they could use to swap for food, pretty good deal I must say! Perhaps it was the overwhelming orders, shortage of crabs, or perhaps the art director for the television commercial placed a different sort of order the last time we were there, because this time, the crabs were smaller, less fleshy and weren’t too fresh. The gravy was too sweet and they were still out of man-tous (since the last time we shot there). I know I won’t be craving for chili crabs for a while.
The best part of the night was the dessert. I love almond paste and since they ran out of it by that time of the night, it was almond shaved ice for me! Yipeee!