SEAFOOD FOR SEAFOOD HATERS
Iam not really a fan of seafood in any way shape or form. Don’t get me wrong, I like fish – love it even – but when it comes to slimy things that lurk underneath rocks and reside in stinky ocean crevices…you can count me out. A friend of mine who can’t get enough of the stuff tells me that seafood is a unique and refined taste experience, and that I’m seriously missing out. But for me – and feel free to call me a philistine here - when I try these so called delicacies, it just feels like I have a mouth full of slimy seawater. Gross. But I digress.The point is that I found a seafood snack that even I like. High praise indeed.
Shenghao is a delicious street snack that is very popular. Effectively a couple of scallops barbecued in a sea shell, the real pleasure of the dish lies in its seasoning: drowning in a mixture of garlic, coriander and chilli flakes, the humble scallops are elevated to whole new levels of scrumptiousness and leave you coming back for seconds… and thirds. Usually the whole lot is wrapped in a few glass noodles, just for good measure. Washed down with an ice cool larger, shenghao is the perfect summer snack: light, tasty and easy on the wallet. In fact, it’s so good, I almost forget that it’s seafood.