Ok so this one isn't the steamed hairy crab that you know, but it's hairy crab all the same, and it's just as delicious. Japanese restaurant Sushiyoshi's creative and refined rendition on the local favourite puts hairy crab in a 20-course omakase menu ($2,980) available from October 26 until the season ends in mid-December. The omakase uses hairy crab from Jiangsu province (selected by chef Hiroki as he considers it the best) in dishes such as slow-cooked lobster with hairy crab roe, hairy crab ravioli with white truffle, and even hairy crab roe sushi.
Crab lovers, rejoice – as these beloved little crustaceans are back in season. And Hong Kong, being the food paradise that it is, is definitely not lacking with places to enjoy these claw-some crabs, which contain sweet, tender flesh – although not a lot of it – and plenty of creamy roe. So whether you’re more of a freshly steamed crab connoisseur or up for something more creative, here are our top selections for hairy crab in the city. By Fontaine Cheng and Elaine Wong