View Full Version : Those little crabs from the Japan shop

19-09-2010, 04:08 PM
Tink knows what I mean. In Mitsukoshi in the Japan pavilion they sell bags of tiny cooked whole crabs, shells an all. Well we bought a bag home with us and me and Steven sampled them today.

They taste like lumps of sea. :unsure:

19-09-2010, 04:29 PM
Yuk. :lol:
I love that shop, I always buy jasmine incense sticks there. They'd gone up to $9.50 last year. Ouch.
We had a look at the food but didn't buy any.

19-09-2010, 04:49 PM
Steven insists they are nice and has eaten several of them. I can't get past the sea taste.

Still it's another "tried that" I can cross off my list.

19-09-2010, 04:58 PM
Steven insists they are nice and has eaten several of them. I can't get past the sea taste.

Still it's another "tried that" I can cross off my list.

Well done for giving it a go. :yes: I'm not very brave when it comes to trying odd foods. :unsure: I did try some unusual drinks at the F&W one year. :D

19-09-2010, 09:24 PM
Oooooh! I really like those little crabs!!! :yes: More fun that I've had in ages, especially offering them to people! :laugh:

But they do taste good. :yes:

20-09-2010, 07:10 AM
Do you eat them whole?

20-09-2010, 08:36 AM
the thought makes me shudder!

20-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Yes, they are quite nice. No bigger than a thumbnail for the most part. They are crispy and a bit sweet, with a pronounced flavor of the sea.

Definitely not for everyone, but a nice bit of Japanese style eating that doesn't involve rice and limp seaweed. ;) :lol:

20-09-2010, 02:11 PM
That sounds interesting, but I will just watch others eat them.

Reminds of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Love that show and love to see HIM eat things.

20-09-2010, 04:25 PM
Eeuw whole things have eyes.

20-09-2010, 04:40 PM
So are these things like a small cracker or what? They sound like something I might like but I don't recall ever seeing them.

20-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Are those the freeze dried looking little crabs? I have not had them but I must say they look pretty gross in the bag......

20-09-2010, 05:02 PM
Yep John, it is like eating a small, crab-shaped, sea-tasting cracker. :lol:

20-09-2010, 07:04 PM
I will have to look for them in October.

20-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Is this them?

20-09-2010, 09:57 PM
They are an actual crab, John.

Johnie, those could be them, but the ones in your photo look a little large, and messy. The ones in Japan (in the plastic bag) are tiny and not messy. Dried and crispy.

20-09-2010, 10:04 PM
I think those may be larger than in real life. The link had them next to a quarter and they were about that size. And apparently dried with a coating on them?

21-09-2010, 07:38 AM

Nope, definately not for me!!

21-09-2010, 08:32 AM
Nope the ones I had were tiny, tiny, tiny. No coating per se, but I believe they'd been cooked in a seasoned broth and then dried as they had a bit of a sweet taste to them.