Hairy crabs are everywhere…

… no, they won’t be taking over the city themselves. They are actually all tied up and sitting a fridge, waiting to be bought and eaten.

Hairy Crab Shop in Sheung Wan 4

You can tell it’s autumn in Hong Kong when lots of fridges with crabs turn up in every supermarket and shop. Even empty spaces, which are just waiting for a new lease to be signed, will be occupied with ‘crab pop-up stores’ as you can see from the picture below, which I’ve just taken in Wan Chai the other day.

Crab Season Oct 2014-1

I’m not an expert on how to select the best crab or how to cook it, but I found some blog posts that can give you some guidance:

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