11.342 Steamed King Crab


12 (Sat) December 2020

Steamed King Crab


from Hunil Susan (Garak Market)

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family, Mom and Dad

For posterity, here’s a shot of the dining area and kitchen in our new place.
The reverse angle looking into the living room – much much much smaller than our house in the Philippines, but otherwise pretty nice.

The third experience to try Hunil Susan (see also 11.243 Steamed Lobster) (the second experience was for an undocumented lunch) confirms that they deliver the goods.  This time, hosting my parents, we ordered king crab.  Not cheap at 280,000 won (3.3 kg) but reasonable relative to local market prices.  It came with a handful of assorted clams and shrimp.   Forgot to take a photo of the flesh, which was among the fattest, juiciest, tastiest crab that I’ve ever had.

The crab comes pre-cut, so it can be eaten right away, no fuss, no muss.
It also comes with the juices in the body shell for mixing with steamed rice.
I made American-style cocktail sauce; I made a lot of other things for the meal but didn’t bother to photograph them.
While king crab is all about the legs, the body meat is actually more succulent; usually too difficult to pick at, but here the restaurant does an excellent job of cutting through the shell for easy access.

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