S1 is going to be so jealous. When his kindergarden teacher asked the kids to write down their favorite food, he wrote down "crab". In a sea of "pizza" and "candy", that really stood out enough that the teacher mentioned it to us at the next parent-teacher conference.
"He likes to watch me cooking crabs more than he likes to eat it," I said. She looked at me uncomprehending (this is Oklahoma; if it doesn't have hooves, it's not edible). "The way you cook crabs is to boil them alive," I explained.
My crab boil doesn't hold a candle to what I was served for dinner yesterday. In fact, it was probably the best food dish I've ever had (other than a can of beets we cooked over a fire in Big Bend National Park after a long, exhausting day of hiking in chilly weather -- we were so famished that the can of beets will remain heads and shoulders over anything else).
Black pepper crab: deep-fried crab in thick, fragrant black pepper sauce. The unreal spicy hotness of black pepper with the soft, silken, sweetness of crab flesh ...
I've got to go to a book store here and pick up a Singapore cookbook. After I check prices on Amazon, of course.