Fearsome looking, isn't she?
It's that time of year again - the Chinese are celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival. We had fish, braised pork, greens tonight. Not much going on, as it's the middle of the week, and everyone knows that Wednesday is the most depressing day ever. In honour of Shanghainese tradition, I want to talk about blue crab. A different variety of crab is eaten in China (mitten crab for those fortunate enough to be in Zhejiang province), but the spirit remains the same. Simply steamed live, and paired with its soulmate, a warm bowlful of Shaoxing wine. More later, on how we eat our crab, and what we eat it with.Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!