tonight was chinese takeout. singapore mei fun, and "lobster" chow mein.
the chow mein was good but kinda odd. when i asked the lady at the chinese place, vivienne, if it was real or imitation lobster, she said imitation. i ordered it anyway just to give it a try. as we often do we started chatting about things on their menu. i asked her if they ever get real lobster because i'd love to order lobster cantonese, and they apparently only get it when they are cheap soft shell kind,kind in late spring.
as she handed me my order, she corrected herself and said that the lobster i was getting tonight wasn't the alaskan pollack imitation type, but rather crawfish tails. it struck me as strange as to why they wouldn't just sell it as crawfish chow mein, or crawfish fried rice, or whatever. that would be fairly unique and certainly stand out from the hundreds of other chinese restaurants in the area.
in the end, or should i say tail, it was very good. i'll have to try their "lobster" again in other dishes soon.
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.