Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was Dad’s birthday a while back but we were not able to celebrate with him as they had a wedding to attend and we had a wedding to attend. Finally we were able to celebrate with him last week and someone was feeling rather crabby (no, not in a bad way, but more like, “I want some crabby in my tummy” way). So I loaded up all 4 kids 😉 and off we went to T&T Supermarket.
We picked out 6 crabs, one for each person.
Some water spinach and baby bok choy.
This is a popular soup when you go to Chinese restaurants and order a set meal. The fish maw is quite spongy in texture. I’m not a big fan of it cause honestly, I can’t stand the texture. I usually spoon them out and just drink the soup.
Be sure to give the crab a good scrub before you cook them.
Scrub a dub dub, in (not) my tub :-(.
I made mine and Dad’s fave, water spinach with fermented tofu/bean curd sauce. You can find the recipe here.
I also made abalone with dried scallops and mushrooms atop baby bok choy. You can find my recipe here. Except in that recipe I used snow pea tendrils. Yes, I know, I have to get organized and put up a recipes page.
We steamed our crabs and made our usual dipping sauce, which is a mixture of chopped garlic, Chinese red vinegar, and Chinese rice vinegar. Another great dipping sauce for steamed crab or other seafood would be fresh lime or lemon juice and salt and pepper.
Waiting for the other three crabs to finish steaming.
And “sake fan”. In Chinese that’s what we say at the dinner table before starting a meal.
My brother and sister in-law joined us as well but they didn’t want to be in the picture.
K wanted in on the action too :-D.
What’s a birthday without gifts right? Well I’m happy to say that a representative from CSN Stores contacted me and asked if I wanted to choose a product to keep for free and do a review for them, or host a giveaway on my blog. I figured, what better way to say thank you to my readers and show how much I appreciate you all dropping in to stalk read my blog, than to have a giveaway? So the kind people at CSN Stores is giving me the opportunity to giveaway a $40 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers. Aww shucks, thanks CSN Stores!
So do you have a baby or kids in your house? How about a student or a pet? No matter what you have and who you live with, this store has everything for everyone. Even if you’re just looking for some housewares or home decor, this is your one stop shop. Here’s how you can enter:
- Leave me a comment telling me what you would be interested in buying at CSN Stores.
For extra entries you can:
- tweet about this giveaway and include “@lynnchenrocks AKA luvtoeat” in your tweet and come back to leave me a comment telling me you did so.
- link to this giveaway somewhere on your blog and come back to leave me a comment (plus your link) telling me you did so..
- comment and tell me what’s your favorite way to eat/cook crab.
When you enter your comments, please be sure to enter an email where I can reach you at when you win. The email will only be visible to me and will not show up in your comment. If I am unable to reach you through email within 72 hours after announcing the winner, I will have to choose another winner. The giveaway will end Tuesday August 3rd at 11:00 pm standard mountain time. Thank you for entering, and best of luck to everyone! Until next time friends and family :-D.