I lifted this comment from a Yelp review of Coni’s Seafood in Inglewood, CA. I’ve had ‘fried shrimp’ in several Asian countries and was curious as to what HO’ers think of this criticism:
"We receive our fried shrimp. Good feelings are starting to leave…
Pro: flavor is great
Con: we don’t know if this is normal…but *the meat was difficult to peel from shell and the shrimp still had the “poop”. *I don’t finish my share. I am disgusted but my boyfriend is starving so he finishes them off…not happy about the “poop” and having to eat crunchy shrimp exoskeleton."
The difficulty in peeling seems to vary. Usually I find that issue with smaller shrimp. But… I’m challenged as to how you could remove the ‘poop’ from shrimp if it’s cooked shell-on. Sometimes I’ve seen shrimp friend after the backs have been cut, which would allow for removal of the ‘poop’ from that area, but many shrimp have ‘poop’ at both back and ‘front’.
Is this a preparation/method issue, a cultural issue, a medical issue, or what?