During the hairy crab season in the year, I would go try it with family and friends no matter how the yield and the quality is. Hairy crab this year definitely rejuvenated and I couldn’t wait to try with friends. So lucky to join Fancook this time for hairy crab dinner at Shanghai Lu Yang Cun Restaurants to enjoy some limited dishes.
The dinner began with Southern 8 appetizers — Elephant calms, Crispy Cucumber, Crystal Iced Pork, Spiced stewed beef, Clove Chicken, Sour Radish, Crispy Vegetables Roll, Smoky Eggs. The elephant calms were my favorite since it’s sliced to fine and so fresh. The sour radish was a mixture of sourness and sweetness. Very refreshing. Smoky eggs was so juicy and smooth.
Stir-fried spicy shrimp balls was actually not so spicy as we expected. However, the shrimp itself was al dente and matched very well with rice.
After having a bit of entrees, time for the soup – stewed Cordyceps flowers and duck. You may see how light the soup is from the picture but it was rich and very warm that it is so suitable for us to drink in Autumn.
接著來了一道飯局限定菜式 — 御品葵花肉，非常考師傅刀功的一道菜。幾位師傅同時處理此菜式，切得仔細，又不能散開，而要以乾梅菜墊底，不但可以吸收醬汁，又平衡豬肉的膩。再加上旁邊的松子蝦膠，美倫美奐的一道巧手菜。
Here we came the limited dish – Royal Sunflower Meat (Stewed pork in sweet sauce). The dish was handled by a few chefs at the same time as they needed to cut it very carefully and reminded it in a nice shape. Then used some pickled vegetables as base to balance the sweetness. The presentation matched perfectly with its name.
There are usually one to two limited dishes for each Fancook dinner. Another one of the night would be “Snow Crab Bucket” – Baked crab cover filled with fresh crab meat & egg white . Remember to eat it hot and fresh to enjoy the sweetness of the crab meat.
After several hairy crab dishes, of cos we need something to solve the fullness – Grilled bean sprouts with 3 types of mushrooms.
Some carbs served at the end of the dinner. Onion oil noodles, just a bite of noodles with tasty dried shrimp. Besides, the hairy crab dumplings were filled with soup and lots of crab meat. Vegetables bun somehow balanced the greasiness of the above two , a fresh and light choice.
Lastly, the dessert, crisp Lotus, was a piece of art. The lake at the bottom was made by green jelly and the danish with red bean filling was so nice on its sweetness and not greasy at all. What a wonderful dinner with a group of friends who love food and enjoy the hairy crab with the beautiful view of Victoria Harbour!
Shanghai Lu Yang Cun Restaurant
Address: 11/F World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: Mondays – Sundays 11.30-15.00, 17.30-00.00