Autumn is the official season for crab – it’s when the delicacy becomes too succulent and fleshy for anyone to resist. Crabalicious, the first citywide crab festival in Hong Kong, has been launched in November this year. Jointly collaborated by FeedMe Guru and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the festival will offer a month’s worth of exclusive crab tasting menus in November.
Crab tasting menus at over 60 restaurants
There are many ways to serve crustaceans other than the popular Canton-style typhoon shelter crab. To seize the best moment to enjoy fresh crab, FeedMe Guru has organised Crabalicious for Hong Kong foodies, lining up more than 60 top-notch restaurants to offer crab-oriented tasting menus throughout November. Participating restaurants range from the trendiest dining spots to eateries with glowing Michelin-starred reviews. All the restaurants are committed to serving up their best crab dishes.
Chinese crab culinary showcase
Shang Palace of Kowloon Shangri-La is leading the way of the Chinese cuisines. It will serve steamed shrimp dumplings filled with crabmeat, coriander and water chestnut. Another signature dish is baked crabmeat, wild mushroom and Inaniwa noodles served with cheese sauce. Other highlights include sautéed fresh milk and egg white and chilled crabmeat with saké jelly. Located at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Ye Shanghai interprets authentic dishes from Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai in a contemporary way. Braised bird’s nest with freshwater crab is highly recommended. Qi – Nine Dragons is a modern Sichuan-style restaurant. Its tasting menu includes hot and sour crab soup, spicy soft-shell crab and chilli-fried Dungeness crab, which is perfect for spicy food lovers.
International crab delicacies for gourmands
Crustaceans are featured in dishes across different cultures, from Western and Japanese to Malaysian and fusion cuisines. Umai, a Japanese izakaya, serves grilled food including grilled Japanese taraba crab. Tempura Taki in Central prepares lunch and dinner menus with fresh snow crab from Japan. Nishimura Restaurant offers hairy crabmeat in vinegar. Western crab cuisines are as varied as the Japanese. Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La offers delicate French cuisine. Its highlight – le crab à la presse – is Alaskan king crab with custard and hand-picked warm salad leaves. Located at JW Marriott Hotel, Flint Grill & Bar refreshes our taste buds by combining king crab with kohlrabi, verjus and apple salad. Café Malacca showcases Malaysian and Singaporean cuisines. Their dishes include chilli crab and black pepper crab. Namo Avant Thai, one of the Michelin-recommended restaurants of 2016, mixes English and Thai styles into their British brown crab claw, made with crabmeat, brown rice and a hint of lemongrass.
Grab the chance to savour the best claws in town at the best time! Book now via FeedMe Guru to enjoy all these exclusive tasting menus.