Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 8:53 pm | 0 comments
If there is one extremely iconic dish that most people relate Hong Kong with, and I'm not talking about the ubiquitous dim sum, that would be the famous Typhoon Shelter Crab 避风塘炒蟹.
There is only one place in Hong Kong island to have this, and that is at Under Bridge Spicy Crab. Well they used to operate under some bridge, hence the name.
Olives Stir-fried French Beans
We ordered a Olives Stir-fried French Beans for some dietary fibre. This was salty and crunchy and oily, all the unhealthy benchmarks of a satisfyingly good Chinese zichar restaurant.
We ate them all up with a bowl of fragrant white rice.
Typhoon Shelter Mantis Shrimp (Market Price)
Of course the highlight must be the Typhoon Shelter Crab. But we've decided that it's a bit much for 2 girls so we compromised with a huge...
As you can see, it's as long as the chopstick and the shell is so hard you require scissors to cut the shells apart. This is no ordinary prawn! It also comes at an not so ordinary price tag, I know it says market price, but I paid about 330 HKD for this. That's about 55 SGD, can eat one medium size crab in our zi char stalls here already. Luckily still rather tasty if not I might really feel cheated.
This is Typhoon Shelter Mantis Shrimp and it's stir-fried in the same fragrant garlicky concoction.
The mantis shrimp is huge and the meat is firm and juicy, it's a cross between crayfish meat and prawn meat.
The deep-fried garlic crumbs were spicy, salty, crunchy and highly addictive. Pair them with rice and you'll soon realize you've eaten the entire bowl unknowingly. If you enjoy Cereal Prawns with that deep fried crunchy cereal, you'll most definitely love this dish.
In a Nutshell
Price Point: $$$Thumbs Up: Delicious Chinese food
To Improve: Food is a tad oily and the prices are..astronomical.
Will I return: Maybe.
Under Bridge Spicy Crab
G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
香港 灣仔 駱克道421-425號雅閣大廈地下至三樓
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay 銅鑼灣