The hairy crab, or Chinese mitten crab, is the great autumn delicacy of eastern China. It’s sometimes called in Mandarin dàzháxiè, particularly those from Yangcheng Lake in the Yangtze delta region.
From October 19 to December 20, 2015, Si Ji Xuan is serving extremely fresh and sweet hairy crab from Yangcheng Lake. No matter what kind of cooking methods guests prefer – steamed, braised or stir-fried – Chef Wayne Wang will present an extensive hairy crab a la carte menu with something for everyone. Classic crab dishes include poached crab meat and fish ball; wok-fried crab meat and asparagus; sautéed crab roe and crab meat; crab meat and noodles with chives and soy sauce; pan-fried crab and sheng jian bao pork dumpling; and more.
For guests who find cracking the crab too daunting, Si Ji Xuan’s hairy crab specialist will wow guests with his skill. Steamed hairy crab, including cracking service, is CNY 318 plus 15 percent service charge.