Food and Beverage
It’s hairy crab season, and chefs in Hong Kong are outdoing themselves to come up with mouth watering recipes to attract diners. Jacky Chan of Tsui Hang Village, for example, is importing wild hairy crabs from the Netherlands!
Every fall, hairy crabs are at their tastiest, and chefs at Chinese restaurants are under pressure not only to serve up tasty versions of tried and true recipes.
They also need to to come up with new hairy crab recipes or new sources of hairy crabs in order to meet the high expectations of picky eaters.
Jacky Chan, Chef at Tsui Hang Village, turned to the unpolluted lakes of the Netherlands, where the hairy crabs have an extraordinary aroma as well as plump flesh and rich crab roe.
Now doesn’t that sound like a Dutch treat?
What’s on the Menu at Tsui Hang Village
Steamed Dutch Hairy Crab
Steamed Dutch Hairy Crab – Choose from Chef Jacky Chan’s homemade sauce made with black vinegar and brown sugar. Wash it all down with complimentary Shaoxing yellow wine and double-boiled old ginger tea boiled for three hours to warm your stomach.
HK$438 each, 5-6 taels
Steamed Egg White Topped with Hairy Crab Roe
Steamed Egg White Topped with Hairy Crab Roe – Double-boiled egg white and milk served a glass and topped with a creamy layer of velvety crab roe and crab meat.
Deep-fried Wheat Buns Served with Hairy Crab Roe
Deep-fried Wheat Buns Served with Hairy Crab Roe – A healthier option in the menu that features oatmeal bun with a crispy coat, served with rich, cream crab roe as the dip.
Other hairy crab options include …
Braised Rice Pudding with Hairy Crab Roe and Wild Mushrooms, Braised Bird’s Nest with Hairy Crab Roe, Steamed Minced Pork Dumpling with Hairy Crab Roe, Fried Rice with Hairy Crab Roe, and Sautéed Pea Sprouts with Hairy Crab Roe.
Where to Eat Hairy Crabs in Hong Kong
There are three Tsui Hang Village outlets in Hong Kong: 22/F, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; 2/F, New World Toer, 16-18 Queen’s Road Centralm Hong Kong; and 5/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Kowloon.
Other Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong and other cities around the world will undoubtedly be launching hairy crab promotions of their own.