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cheap heads-on shrimp

joan | Jul 25, 200212:05 PM

after a hurried lunch in the smoke filled pho888 on wednesday, i wandered into an asian grocery store on the south side of argyle, just east of broadway (i forgot to notice the name). they have amazing produce, including durian, long green beans, several kinds of greens and bok choy-ish vegetables i was unfamiliar with. most exciting was heads-on shrimp for the terrific price of $4.95/lb. (yes, they become more expensive when weighed w/o the heads, but cooked with the heads, they are more flavorful.) they were quite large, and i used them in pad thai that night. no guarantee, of course, that the price will remain so low but they were delish. joan

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