Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hairy crab season in Shanghai, and at Shanghai Min in Hong Kong



Shanghai Min’s nine contemporary Shanghainese restaurants in Hong Kong present two creative new hairy crab menus paying tribute to the autumn delicacy this October.

Shanghai Min’s master chefs are renowned for being one of the Hong Kong’s most stylish and creative annual tributes to the iconic hairy crab. 

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WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT 
SHANGHAI HAIRY CRAB

The Shanghai hairy crab, by the way, is celebrated for its rich golden crab cream and distinctive freshness. 

I used to fly to Shanghai for the weekend from Tokyo, just to have some fun and enjoy a weekend of hairy crab.

CHOICES OF APPETIZERS




At the Shanghai Min's Hong Kong restaurants, the two set menus starts with a choice of two appetisers from the following:

Sliced pork terrine with Zhenjiang black vinegar
Black fungus-stuffed bell pepper
Sweet & sour spare ribs 
‘Four Happiness’ wheat gluten & shiitake mushrooms

Of course, the piece de resistance is the steamed whole Jiangsu fresh hairy crab – two per person – followed by fresh crabmeat & fresh hairy crab cream soup.


DELICIOUS MAIN COURSES

Depending on the menu you take, the choices for main courses include:

Steamed pork dumplings with fresh hairy crab cream
Sliced pork belly with savory Jiangsu black vinegar
Deep-fried yellow croaker fish with salt & pepper 
Straw-fried belly pork served with Chinese bun 
Fresh hairy crab cream with pan-fried codfish 



HAIRY CRAB SPECIALTIES

Shanghai Min also has some interesting old and new specialties:

Fresh hairy crab cream with pan-fried codfish 
Taichi-style fresh hairy crab cream with clear noodles & egg white
Sergestid (red cherry) shrimp & fresh hairy crab cream fried rice
Fresh crabmeat & fresh hairy crab cream soup 
Fresh hairy crab cream & pork soup buns 



ABOUT SHANGHAI MIN

Since it began in 1987 in Shanghai as a small eatery of just four tables, Shanghai Min is one of a handful of Chinese restaurant brands to branch out internationally.

 The group’s flagship restaurant is atop One Peking in Tsim Sha Tsui, the one and only Shanghainese restaurant offering spectacular panoramic Victoria Harbour views.

Shanghai Min Macau is also one of Macau’s premier venues for traditional Shanghai cuisine.




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