Huaiyang cuisine specialist 10 Shanghai recently rolled out a crab-tastic feast using stock from Yangcheng Lake, China’s most renowned spot for hairy crab. The extensive seasonal menu offers everything from classic steamed hairy crab and baked stuffed crab shell to crab roe xiao long bao – plus crab roe rice for some much-needed carbs. Yup, the folks from 10 Shanghai sure haven’t skimped on the crab.
It’s hairy crab season! That time of year when crab is hailed as the king of the crustaceans and restaurants attempt to shove the ingredient into every dish in various creative ways. From classic Shanghainese crab roe xiao long bao to Japanese-style hairy crab omakase, these are the five best seasonal menus in Hong Kong to get your hands – or claws – on.