Had lunch at China Village yesterday in SF Bay Area (food was great as usual). The waiter selected dishes for us, and one was a deep fried prawn dish. The prawns had a tasty and crisp coating. My dining companion and I were both surprised to find that the prawns were still in their shell. So I guess the question is, is this a normal way to prepare this type of dish and is one supposed to eat the shell? Sorry to sound so ignorant on this, but it's hard for me to imagine how one was supposed to "attack" this dish without eating the shell. Removing the shell resulted in losing all that good coating. So, I did try eating one prawn, shell and all, but ack, no good in my book. TIA.