On a recent trip to the local fish market (nice although nothing compared to the quintessential Tokyo fish market), my family and I tried the local steamed crabs. In addition to the larger size in comparison to the standard US “large” crabs, it was also very hairy. Yes, my friend, hairy. If we weren’t so busy trying to dig out the meat, we probably would’ve been more disconcerted. As it was, the crab was easily the best I’ve ever had. The meat was so sweet and juicy that no sauce (not even butter) was needed to savor it. Needless to say, the table was silent as we concentrated on our treasure hunt.
That’s a Hairy Crab May 29, 2012