Formerly shielded underneath the towering Causeway Bay Flyover, Under Bridge Spicy Crab preserves a key sub-cuisine of Cantonese food at their restaurant: the pungent and flavoursome typhoon shelter style of cooking.

The popular typhoon shelter style of cooking gained footing in the 1960s on fishing boats in Hong Kong’s typhoon shelters, typically featuring shelled seafood deep-fried and showered in chilli, fermented black beans, and minced garlic.

At Under Bridge Spicy Crab, the main star is the restaurant’s deep-fried Vietnamese crab (from HKD580), holding a punchy crab flavour with a high yield of juicy meat. Other must-order dishes include the deep-fried big mantis shrimp, sautéed fresh clams with tangerine peel, and spicy fresh whelks with Chinese wine

Causeway Bay’s typhoon shelter is one of the very few locales where Hong Kongers can enjoy genuine typhoon-shelter-style deep-fried seafood. Recipes have been passed from Victoria Harbour to Under Bridge Spicy Crab for decades.

Under Bridge Spicy Crab, G/F & 1/F, Golden Jubilee House, 391 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, 2893 1289

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