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Fresh Shanghai Hairy Crabs ( Dai Chop ) in TO

skylineR33 Oct 28, 2007 07:23 PM

I was at ElegrantView and see they have fresh Shanghai Hairy Crabs ( Dai Chop ). $27 per crab. Anyone try it ? In case you don't know what I am talking about, this is a picture of it.

 
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    ace123 RE: skylineR33 Oct 28, 2007 07:34 PM

    Shanghai Bund also has fresh Shanghai Hairy Crab $58 each, 5 liang + .
    I haven't tried it.

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      skylineR33 RE: ace123 Oct 28, 2007 07:36 PM

      yeah, not sure if they are the real one from Shanghai "Yang Ching" lake ! haha.

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        ace123 RE: skylineR33 Oct 28, 2007 07:53 PM

        I really doubt they are the real one. Probably just an hairy crab from any lake.
        I heard that there's a laser logo on the genuine ones.

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          skylineR33 RE: ace123 Oct 28, 2007 08:16 PM

          The laser logo may not be real. In Hong Kong there are pond crab from Hubei with a fake laser logo !

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            ace123 RE: skylineR33 Oct 28, 2007 08:23 PM

            haha. That's what I think too.

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              325i RE: skylineR33 Oct 28, 2007 10:13 PM

              I'm curious if they are imported live or dead if they are REALLY from China.

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                skylineR33 RE: 325i Oct 29, 2007 06:15 AM

                They must be at least imported live from China, otherwise it is not even eatable.

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