Catching Crabs

Catching Crabs

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This sign, outside a seafood restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown, always makes me laugh.

The crabs are out there in the fresh air in a sort of cage, and you can – if you are silly enough – reach through the bars to give them a prod.

But they have their claws trussed up with string so that once the customer has chosen which one should be served with up with black pepper or the signature chilli sauce, it can be removed to the kitchen fairly safely.

You’d be very unlucky to have your fingers nipped. But as crabs are pretty expensive maybe some passing chancer decided to try for a free supper, and this sign is to warn off anyone else.