… 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.
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.
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:
- Visit Victoria at The Drawingboard
- Have a look at how Razlan cooks them at home
- Grace from Salt & Chili also shared some do’s and don’ts which should help you enjoy hairy crabs
- Here’s a hairy crab video explaining how best to eat them!