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With the Mooncake season over, it is time for the Chinese tradition to move on to celebrate the coming of autumn with one of its famous seasonal delicacies: the hairy crab. The Shanghai hairy crab, or the da zha xiei, has features that distinct it from any other crabs. This species of crab has thick patches of dark hair on its claws. Perhaps this is why it is also called the Shanghai mitten crab because the patches make the crab look as if it were wearing mittens. Da zha xiei is the most famous and sought-after local delicacy of Shanghai. Like all the things in nature that live in the balance of yin and yang, these crabs also have that quality. Hairy crabs are believed to have a cooling effect to the body since it bears the yin element.
Shang Palace Restaurant serves Shanghai Hairy Crabs on 15 October – 30 November 2007, the best times to enjoy these delicious crustaceans. Steamed to perfection to really bring up the taste and scent, the Shanghai Hairy Crabs are available only at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta’s Shang Palace, the gateway to authentic Chinese cuisine.
There are two versions of the hairy crab menu. The first one is a special recommendation set, featuring cuisines with the hairy crab as the main ingredient. Starting from the Braised Whole Shark’s Fin with Crab Roe served with casserole, Steamed Whole Hairy Crab “Traditional Style”, Deep Fried Hairy Crab Meat Rolled with Bean Curd Sheet, Stir Fried “Monkey Head” Mushroom with Hairy Crab Roe and Home Made Bean Curd, Stir Fried Dan Dan Noodle with Hairy Crab Meat and Shredded Chicken, and closed with the ultimate Ginger Tea served with Sweet Dumplings and fruits. This set menu is available for only Rp. 498,000++ per person.
For those who look for a more personal approach in eating this delicacy, why not try the one-on-one menu? Shang Palace serves the Whole Hairy Crab “Traditional Style”, Braised Whole Shark’s Fin with Hairy Crab Roe served in casserole, Baked Hairy Crab Shell with Hairy Crab Meat and Onion, Stir Fried “Monkey Head” Mushroom with Hairy Crab Roe and Home Made Bean Curd, Deep Fried Minced Seafood and Chicken Paste with Hairy Crab Meat Rolled with Bean Curd Sheet, dan Stir Fried Dan Dan Noodle with Hairy Crab Meat and Shredded Chicken yang dibuat Shanghai Style. Prices start at Rp. 60,000++ per portion.
Known for its elegance and tranquillity, Shang Palace is an ultimate eatery for family, friends and business partners. It features classic provincial Chinese cuisine presented by skilled and imaginative Chinese chefs from Hong Kong who prepare wide selections of Cantonese and other traditional delicacies, including dim sum.
For reservation and more information on the Shanghai Hairy Crab, contact Shang Palace at (021) 574 8188/89.