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Shell Out!

Eating Adventures

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Have you ever had your food dumped in the middle of the table and ate it with your hands? Well, if not, try a Shell Out! It's a lot of fun and yummy, if you love seafood and messy hands.

A group of teachers spent Saturday evening in Johor Bahru eating seafood and listening to a local band sing. The area, the size of a football field held about 15 separate restaurants lined up in a rectangle with a stage and big screen TV in the front. Football (soccer in America) was playing when we arrived, and one of our teachers from the school and her band would break in on occasion to sing for us. At one point they wanted one of the teachers to volunteer to sing and Jess volunteered. She did a great job. There were all sorts of dinner options, including "Western" and "American" and lots of Malaysian.

They brought us drinks of different types of juice including lime juice, which I quite enjoyed. They laid out boards over the round tables and covered them with plastic sheeting. And then came the food. Big buckets filled with prawns, crab and mussels covered in a spicy red sauce were dumped down the middle of the table. Everyone had a bowl of rice dumped out in front of them. And then we dug in, and ate and ate. We would just put the used shells in front of us. What a mess it was, but a lot of fun, with a great group of friends.

And don't forget...if you need a car wash you can have your car hand washed right there, ready to go when you are!


Posted by dianeski4 03:20 Archived in Malaysia

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