It's that time of the year again to indulge in the creamy roe and sweet flesh of the hairy ten-legged beaut
While the period of October to November usually is the season for the hairy crab revelry, we might be experiencing a huge shortage this year! Among other reasons, the drop in the supply of the prized crustaceans can be attributed to a delayed cold season in China and more stringent import restrictions.
While supply may be lesser than usual, we're determined to get our hands dirty this hairy crab season, so here are three restaurants where it's business as usual for their hairy crabs offerings.
In line with its Yan Hairy Crab Festival, the elegant restaurant is taking Hairy Crab appreciation to another level this year. From 15 November to 15 December, diners can enjoy hairy crabs prepared in a variety of ways, all cooked to accentuate their varied flavours.
Try the Xiao Long Bao with a twist, where Yan replaces the classic meat filling with hairy crab meat, its roe, and superior broth. Available for lunch only, the dim sum dish highlights the delicate flavours of the crustacean and roe. For those who want to enjoy the best of hairy crab without the hassle, opt for the Poached Japanese Noodle with Hairy Crab Meat. The hairy crabs are first cooked then tossed with the poached Japanese udon, whose soft texture gently accentuates the flavours of the meat and roe.
Yan’s hairy crab dishes start from $12.
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