Homemade Anti-Valentine’s Day Meal

Singapore Chilli Crab

There’s a lot of things not to like about Valentine’s Day. It’s externally forced and commercially motivated. Bookings at restaurants are difficult to obtain. Prices are exorbitant and service is usually bad (due to full bookings). Let’s not forget the traffic. It’s so bad that a lot of sensible couples I know go out on the day before or after Valentine’s.

Instead of braving the crowds, the lady and I had a nice homemade meal.

I cooked up some Singapore Chilli Crab (2kg!). We’d learned how to do it a few years back at the Sydney Fish Markets Seafood School. Yes, it’s not totally romantic, a bit like taking a first date out to have ribs… it’s not a pretty picture. But hey, we enjoyed it.

It’s like that saying… Love means never having to say “I’m sorry… but that last piece of crab is mine.”

For dessert, V made me something reasonably light to help with my dieting (hence the lack of food-related posts of late).


The syrup was commendable too… it was made from water, honey, cinnamon and lightly stewed cherries. Oh yeah.

How was your Valentine’s Day?

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