Saturday, July 19, 2008

What IS that?? (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

What IS that?? Not just a question, it's also this week's Photo Hunt theme! ;b

Something which suits me fine as this means that I can put up some more photos taken on various visits to Sai Kung town, one of whose main attractions is the prospect of feasting on fresh seafood cooked in one of the town's many seafood restaurants (among them the Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant with its attention-getting fish-shaped neon sign). And I really do mean fresh as a lot of items on the menu are still alive when displayed in tanks and awaiting your selection! Or, as was with the case with the crabs in my the top-most photo in this entry, lying about on the sidewalk for some reason or other! ;DDD

Incidentally, the seafood restaurants in Sai Kung serve substantial multi-course Chinese meals. So my recommendation would be to build up an appetite for dinner by taking advantage of the fact that much of Sai Kung District -- and, in fact, most of the Sai Kung Peninsula -- is within designated Country Parks and going out hiking in the area earlier in the day. :)


Anonymous said...

Crikey - I would NOT have known what those were. :)

Anonymous said...

I just love seafoods and I am to scout for fresh ones even if it means waking up really early for a good buy in the market.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

One of the best seafood places in HK :P Fresh from the sea! :)

philos said...

Err... what are those in the first photo? Aside from that, I say this is a yummy experience for you hehe

maiylah said...

haven't actually seen those in real life ... :)

happy hunting!

eastcoastlife said...

Fresh seafood! Hope it's not too expensive.

Anonymous said...

Oh thats a lot of stuff in that seafood places. I know you have lots of fun inside. Happy hunting!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Seafood can certainly look very artistic!

Carver said...

They look like some kind of crab to me. Good take on the theme. Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love seafood! Yummy! I haven't tried the one in the first photo yet.

Happy weekend!

sarah bailey knight said...


Have you eaten horseshoe crabs? If so how are they prepared. They're so cool, interesting and prehistoric. As kids we used to play with them on the beach on Cape Cod

Hootin' Anni said...

I do like seafood!!!

My 'what is that' is a sequence of photos to then, at the last one, revealing what it all is. Happy weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi Leslie --

Figured that the stuff might puzzle some; hence the explanation! ;b

Hi Lynn --

I love seafood too -- but, unlike you, I prefer someone cooking it for me! :b

Hi napaboaniya --

Agreed! :)

Hi philos --

sbk supplied the answer: They're horseshoe crabs, aka king crabs (at least in Malaysia).

Hi maiylah --

Well, sounds like you ought to pay a visit to Hong Kong and Sai Kung some time then... ;)

Hi eastcoastlife --

For the quantity along with quality, figure the price is acceptable. :)

Hi Genny --

Happy hunting to you too. :)

Hi greyscale --

Glad you think so. :)

Hi Carver --

Yep, horseshoe crabs, to be precise! :b

Hi Julie --

If you like roe, then the horseshoe crab's worth trying. :)

Hi sbk --

I have -- or, rather, just their roe -- baked so that they end up looking grey but still can make for quite the delicious as well as interesting dish. (Don't think there's that much meat to eat actually.)

Hi Hootin Anni --

Yeah, saw your entry. Very creative! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow.. crabs, eh... they sure are big! Neat, too.

Dragonstar said...

Now I feel hungry again! Strange to see horseshoe crabs like that.

Cheryl said...

It's something! Ewwwww!

YTSL said...

Hi JC --

Yup, big enough so one knows not to step on them... ;b

Hi Dragonstar --

Sounds like you're a seafood lover, albeit not of horseshoe crabs... ;b

Hi Hummie --

Actually, didn't think they're slimey, just wet! :D

Gattina said...

I think I prefer them on my plate when they look less ugly, lol !

sarah bailey knight said...

Hi Ytsl,

More on the horseshoe/king crabs. Are the shells on the left hand side just shells with the innards, etc removed? I find them fascinating and guess I shouldn't be surprised that they're found in HK and Malaysia as thery're such an ancient species.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Gattina on this, I like them ready prepared - and on my plate! :) I bet it's wonderful though, so fresh!

Katney said...

That is definitely fresh!

Baker Watson said...

I think we have horseshoe crabs up and down the east coast here in the USA. Maybe elsewhere here, too. I don't know that I've ever heard of people eating them, but I'm sure some probably do here.

They are certainly pre-historic looking.

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina and A. --

I know where you gals are coming from re your comments! ;b

Hi again sbk --

Don't think so as they were moving when I saw them! Also, the only times I've eaten horseshoe crab (roe), they were served on the shell... :)

Hi Katney --

Definitely! :b

Hi Baker Watson --

Maybe Native Americans eat them?

tnchick ♥ said...

That first photo looks like some dangerous turtles!! Eek

Colin Campbell said...

Nice. I used to love community meals in that part of the world. That way you could have a little of everything. said...

I wouldn't know it even if it sits on my plate

Harajuku PearL said...

oh yes, I've been to this place and I love it actually. No question about that since I'm a seafood lover!! hehe

Although there were some sea creatures that looks weird that I rather pass.

Great pictures here!

PEarL - have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

yummy seafood!!!! :)

YTSL said...

Hi tnchick --

Turtles, huh? Must be the shells... ;b

Hi Colin Campbell --

Agreed. Communal meals can be nice indeed. :)

Hi --

Well, if you read what I wrote rather than just looked at my photos... ;(

Hi Pearl --

In my experience, some of the weirdest (scariest even!) creatures actually can be among the most tasty. So... ;b

Hi Mistyeiz --

You said it! :)

jmb said...

Those are sure different things from the seafood we consume around here. I'm sure they are delicious. Your photos always would make me want to hike around Hong Kong.
Thanks for the visit YTSL, have a great week.

YTSL said...

Hi jmb --

Yes, a lot of the seafood here is indeed delicious. As for your comment re my photos making you want to hike around Hong Kong: That makes me soooooo happy! :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I've never seen horseshoe crabs up close before.

I love fresh seafoods too.

YTSL said...

Hi Heart of Rachel --

Better late than never huh? More seriously, thanks for visiting! :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....that horseshoe crab doesn't look like a crab at all to me. Looks more like ticks and mites if you magnify them a miilion times. :))))

YTSL said...

Hmmm Ms. Kit --

I take it you've never eaten horseshoe crab roe before? Okay, the next time you visit Penang and I'm there... ;b