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Amaebi nigiri enthusiasts

letsindulge Apr 18, 2011 10:01 PM

Had phenomenal amaebi this weekend. The spot prawns were wonderfully plump, and briny. Due to their ample size, the deep-fried heads were the largest I've encountered so far. So, how much of the head do you eat?

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    la2tokyo Apr 18, 2011 10:05 PM

    All of it.

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      wattacetti Apr 19, 2011 07:35 AM

      All of it, and depending on the sushi bar, extra heads left over from the squeamish who don't want to see them.

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        gmk1322 Apr 19, 2011 09:43 AM

        +1

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        ricepad Apr 19, 2011 11:40 AM

        Who *doesn't* eat all of it??

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          harryharry Apr 19, 2011 11:43 AM

          I love fried shrimp heads - but have found a bit of a bitter spot towards the eyes - I usually stop before I get to the eyes... maybe I should try again - I'd hate to miss any yumminess.

          1. re: harryharry
            babette feasts Apr 19, 2011 06:32 PM

            A little bitterness can be desireable.

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          joonjoon Apr 28, 2011 12:44 PM

          I can eat shrimp heads until my head explodes.

          1. limster Apr 28, 2011 01:27 PM

            I eat the whole head, but I like to nibble down the delicate fried feelers first before chomping down on the head itself.

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