Has anyone else tried this dish?? It was featured in the current issue of Gourmet magazine. I ate at Lantern on October 8th and was quite disturbed by this dish. As our server informed us the shrimp can be eaten with the Shell on. My husband and I tried one bite and thought the dish would be inedible if we ate it with the shells on.... we assumed the shrimp shells would be a lot softer (like eating soft shell crab) with the deep frying method but this was not the case. Regrettably my shrimp was not deveined too well either, once done with the starter I could not help but stare at my little pile of shrimp shells and think what that would do my digestive system.
As i know shrimp shells are for saving for making stock and then headed for the trash can....
My main entree was Crispy Duck Confit soup , that was AMAZING! I would not hesitate to go to Lantern many times over again...it 's just that the Shrimp Dish really caught me off guard.
Just wondering if anyone else was perplexed as I was.