I love mussel and to my taste buds, they were great for rendang, black pepper stir fry, drenched in creamy garlic butter sauce like the one in Mahanttan Fish Market or simply poached and dipped it into spicy soya sauce.
Since hubby was not into mussel, and I was a big fan of it, I ended up having the whole plate for myself. Diet, please sit back for a while. [btw, I shed 7 kilos so far! thee]
A plate=1 kg=SGD3.00=small + 4 or 5 medium sized mussels isk isk... you do your math k.. hehe
As for Adam, no mussel for him..I was not ready to serve any rare seafood to him yet.. Allergic ke kang..He's still too young for Andrew Zimmern-type of food. haha..oh I miss his shows.. And yes, to some people, eating mussel or other clams creatures were way too bizarre [yes, hubby, I'm talking to you :P]
Mussels are thick and fleshy compare to normal clam [okay, I don't have much knowledge to talk about shell creatures], and the flesh is sweet and juicy. I always settled for a medium size rather than big or small. Big-too fleshy and small-hard to clean.
I love to eat shell creatures [what's the real term here?] provided it's halal and toiyibah.. hehe.. siput sedut, lala, kerang, and even raw oyster.. nyum nyum.. just to name a few..
Try to venture out with foods, the bizarre the better, hehe you didn't get to try new+bizarre food everyday kan unless you're working with AFC's Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern.. I eat almost everything, provided it halal and toiyibah [kan Lurpak?] except chicken satay haha..
See, I'm Andrew Zimmern kindda girl.. Escargot? err.. err.. naah..way too fancy for me..haha