Howdy! My family had an advanced Mothers’ Day celebration last Saturday. Our family have to celebrate earlier because one of my cousins will be enlisting this week, so we are not able to celebrate on the actual day itself.
I wouldn’t call it a celebration because throughout the whole dinner, there aren’t any wishes or presents going around. We are all eating, talking and laughing away, and apparently, no one brought up the Mothers’ Day topic.
I guess I could only call it a Mother’s Day “dinner” instead of “celebration”.
We dine in at Owen Seafood Restaurant located at Turf City. The place is pretty deserted and it is more accessible by car.
This restaurant is pretty special. They have an area where they place many different kinds of live seafood. The consumers or customers are allowed to enter and pick our own live seafood so it’s always fresh.
Here’s that area i am talking about.
The first dish is “Xiang Ba Bang” (elephant-trunk clam) which is also called Geoduck in English. I think the reason for it to be name “elephant trunk” is because their king size meat and the structure really looks like an elephant trunk. Just 1 Geoduck is sufficient for the 11 of us. Google it if you never heard of it before. Oh, that’s my favorite dish!
Most of us ate it as a Sashimi dish while some dip it in a hot soup to cook it. I prefer eating it as a Sashimi because I find it tastier and more fresh compared to the cooked one. Not to forgot, it’s really crunchy when I chew on it.
Here’s my second favourite, bamboo clam. That longitudinally bamboo stalk is actually the shell of the clam, and that’s why they are called bamboo clam.
My third favourite dish, black pepper crab!
I guess I have to give my blessings to my mum on the actual Mothers’ Day itself. I find it really important to reflect back and really think about what your mum have gone through for you. (: