Michael Wolgelenter of Globespotters suggests we Experience Hong Kong through its Stomach.
Its residents love Hairy Crabs so much they cannot get enough of it when it's in season.
He wonders if these crustaceans would sound more appetizing if they were renamed like the Patagonian tooth fish becoming Chilean Sea Bass.
In an odd display of affection for this food, the writer mentions that Taxis zip around town with giant plastic crabs on top.
It seems that some diners eat only the crab roe which they consider the real delicacy and discard the rest.
He went to Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant to see what the Hairy Crab Craze is all about and illustrated it with this video.
I dare to disagree with Michael's statement that in the US, you would have to be forced at gun point to have a meal in a Mall.
Most good malls now offer good to great restaurant options, not merely a food court.
To wrap it up, Mask of China warns us to beware of the Fake Hairy Crabs...