It’s October, which means hairy crab season is upon us once again. Here are some of the best places to eat this highly anticipated seasonal crustacean.
Where to eat hairy crab in Hong Kong this autumn
It's officially hairy crab season – here's where to find the best in town
Hong Kong's best hairy crab menus
Working in collaboration with the celebrated Chinese chef Wang Hao of the Central Hotel Shanghai, Yan Toh Heen promises an eight-course culinary journey of the finest crab sourced from Jiangsu province. The feast includes artfully crafted dishes like crispy taro dumplings with hairy crabmeat roe and bird’s nest soup with hairy crabmeat roe and lobster. $2,488 per person.
This fall, Man Wah at the Mandarin Oriental is hosting a team of chefs from Cheng Long Hang Crab Palace Restaurant in Shanghai, who’ll showcase their lightning-fast crab deshelling skills in front of customers following the success of previous years. The autumnal menu features a whopping 20 new dishes, including an aromatic stir-fried king prawn with rice cake and crabmeat. In addition, there will be two six-course lunch menus and a six-course dinner menu available.
One Harbour Road is taking their seasonal menu to the next level with the addition of nine hairy crab dishes. Using Yancheng Lake crabs from Shanghai, the kitchen is whipping up dishes like braised bamboo piths stuffed with shrimp mousse and hairy crab, and hairy crab meat wontons in soup.