It is a story about two stupid people and one big crab in a nice Chinese restaurant.
As I was saying, this place served really good dishes.... Yummy chicken dumpling, Bamboo rice, steamed fishes and mouth-watering lobsters. But once we got too adventurous to order a crab instead.
I saw that streak of faint smile on the waiter's face, but I was too excited to interpret it. He did assure us that it's going to be damn tasty and not so difficult to eat (I failed to catch the sarcasm in those words). We were rubbing our hands in anticipation... and there is comes.
To start with, I never had any crab in restaurant before and Aaditya never had any crab it self. We stared back into the face of waiter, who was patiently trying to help me out by cracking the crab with a cracker.
I was kinda horrified by the size of the thing. Operating that cracker was out of my capabilities. I was almost helpless without that waiter. But it was delicious, as guaranteed by him. Aaditya cribbed about every part of it and still couldn't stop eating it.
The entire affair was so messy, that we were relieved to know that we chose the corner table. I think the waiter wouldn't agree more about that. He was pretty helpful. I mean, he was kinda supervising our adventure.... not to mention, he was the one who was giving us "useful" hints about how to tackle it.
There are n number of crackers, spoons, knives and forks they provide to deal with the crab, but one has to eat it with hands. There is no alternative to it... unless you are eating crab meat (but then it won't be adventurous, will it?). After hell of a time and efforts, we managed to finish it. There was sigh of relief (from both, Aaditya as well as the waiter) when we kept down the spoons.
Now my expert recommendations about eating crab would be
1. Cover yourself enough so that the juices wont spoil you (hands, face, hair etc. etc.).
2. Never eat it with Aaditya.
3. Don't eat crab in restaurants.
I am going to stick to the last one. Unarguably, this was the most embarrassing thing we ever ate in a restaurant.