Best season to travel to Hong Kong

Hairy Crab

Try out one of the best appetizers of South China in Hong Kong

Hairy Crab in Hong Kong 2019 - Best Time
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Jay Tong

In autumn you can find a real Hong Kong delicacy - hairy crab. It is served at many places as an appetizer or dim sum. A crab season starts from October and lasts to end of November. The crab got its name due to patches of brownish hair around the claws. These crabs are rather small, but the meat is delicious, and the dish can be quite expensive.

The female and male species have different tastes. The females are harvested in Ocober and have a sweet and intense flavour. The males harvested in November are more chewy and bigger.