It's Hairy Crab season again.
Hi, I have crabs and alot of hair
These sweet tasting crabs are seasonal and available from September to December. Apparently, during September the female crabs are best whereas during October - December, the males are best. I didn't understand what the hype was all about, I mean.. why would anyone pay RM100+ for ONE small tiny crab??? Now I know. It's all in the roe.
The roe is orangey, soft and sweet (not literally, but in Chinese terms, you get what I mean), and so is the flesh. The crabs are steamed and served with a plate of minced ginger and vinegar.
Eating hairy crab is an art. You can read more about it HERE
My attempt at this was an epic failure. I broke the poor crab into like a billion pieces.
Dragon-i restaurants are having a hairy crab promotion/set dinner meal. For just RM98++ you get a cold appetiser, a double boiled chicken broth, 1 hairy crab, soup dumpling with crab roe, a vegetable dish and a tong sui dessert. Pretty worth it in my opinion.