Hokkaido Fair 2022 / Kegani : Hairy Crab

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So Meaty And Fully Packed with UMAMI

In Hokkaido, freshly caught hairy crab (called Kegani in Japan and nicknamed “Horsehair” crabs elsewhere in the world) is available throughout the year.

Kegani is smaller than the snow crab and the red king crab, making many people say it is more difficult to eat. However, in refined Japanese cuisine, connoisseurs particularly favor Kegani since this crab’s compactness provides dense, delicious meat with a firm texture and exceptional sweetness.

These crabs are usually boiled in saltwater in order to bring out their naturally rich flavors, and they’re then cut into sections and eaten by hand.

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