November 3, 2007

"home" is a deep-fried crab

Last week, Lav conquered the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. It was great to be back in the Bay Area--even though the visit was an incredibly short one--to see family and friends and enjoy the spectacular weather. Oh, and to watch my wife run 26.2 miles like it was no big deal...

As a "reward" of sorts, Lav got to enjoy the legendary salt and pepper crab at the R & G Lounge in Chinatown, courtesy of her parents. Though I burned no calories through any physical feats of endurance, I was allowed to partake as well.

What makes R & G's salt and pepper crab so fantastic? The sweet succulence of pristine, fresh dungeness crab, dusted with seasonings (salt, pepper, a hint of five-spice) and a waft of corn starch, flash fried until the shell is shatteringly brittle and the meat is transformed into the ultimate manifestation of rich, moist crustaceous decadence... overloading your senses with deep satisfaction. One of the great dishes in Chinatown.

It's good to be home, even if just briefly...

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