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Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM

White (haole) live crab

Where does one find these white (haole crabs). I am looking for the live ones to ship to mainland.

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  1. there's a woman inside kekaulike market in chinatown that has them sometimes..she's in the middle, front, also has a bunch of other local reef fish/eel/etc.....bought a bunch about 1 month ago, they were beautiful and fresh from that day (she was selling the day before's for a couple bucks less per pound),...i think they were 5 bucks/pound or so...apparently the females have more orange fat and are the tastier of the sexes. just googled this real quick (sexing a crab - from maryland but holds true for hawaiian white crab too) - there you go, little tip from a local haole.

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    1. re: fatstern

      Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it very much however I was hoping to call someone in the islands to have it ship to my mainland address. Perhaps on my next trip, I'll remember to check out Kekaulike Market.