Saturday, February 16, 2008

Valentine's Day: Eating Scorpions in a Typhoon

In September 2007, Amy and I were caught in a typhoon in Tokyo. On Valentine's Day 2008, we voluntarily entered another typhoon -- Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport. Despite some crappy service (isn't it standard practice to serve utensils with dessert?) we had a good time.

One of Typhoon's signature features is its "adventure" appetizers. We could not resist trying the Singapore-style scorpions. Not drinks; actual tiny scorpions (with the stingers removed). The actual scorpions themselves are crunchy, but rather tasteless, which is why they are served on shrimp toast.

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