Sunday, May 25, 2008

Typhoon Shelter Crab, Hong Kong


Typhoon Shelter Crab - 避風塘炒蟹

Fried crab with fried garlic, mixed with scallion, red chili and black beans

The famous dish typhoon shelter-style fried crab (避風塘炒蟹 Bi Feng Tang Chao Xie), is served in a lot of Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. This dish is believed to be originated from typhoon shelters, invented almost 30 years ago on a sampam.

While Singapore Chilli Crab hails a symbolic gravy, Typhoon Shelter Crab pins it on fried garlic and black bean. The supposedly secret is that the minced garlic will be soaked in black bean sauce overnight and gives the intense flavor when fried with the crabs.

Want more of typhoon shelter crab, you can refer to this review.

The Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, is marketed as the authentic original. However, we had our share at somewhere not as famous, located in Jordon District, Hong Kong.

Jia Duo Li Eatery, Jordan District, Hong Kong. Near and opposite Australian Diary Company

and I'm glad it was not disappointing (or maybe we were famished?!)

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