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Why do restaurants leave the tails on shrimp?

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Why do restaurants leave the tails on shrimp?

berkeleybob | Jun 16, 2004 02:17 AM

Lately, I've been eating a lot of shrimp, mostly in Asian restaurants in San Francisco, and I've been wondering why do they leave the tails on? You can't eat the tails. I could understand if they just served the shrimp in its shell, but if they go to the trouble of shelling the shrimp, why not remove the tails, too? There must be a logical reason for this. What is it?

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