It’s funny but I’ve eaten at Wu Kong, one of my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong, so many times but I’ve never tried their hairy crab set until Jin convinced me that I shouldn’t miss it.
Shanghai hairy crab set HK$468
Look at how the waiter quickly cut the crab before he served it to us.
The crab fat or roe was sweet and creamy. There just wasn’t much of it to my disappointment. The meat had a gelatinous layer on top that tasted weird to me since I wasn’t used to it. I guess it’s an acquired taste. I liked it better in the soup. There wasn’t much meat in the small crab.
I was already half full from the big serving of soup but I still finished my sticky rice topped with a delicious hairy crab sauce. The tao miao or pea shoots were good too.
hairy crab meat with steamed sticky rice with sauteed sugar peas shoots
I’ve always said that Wu Kong made the best xiao long bao that I’ve tried in Hong Kong beating Crystal Jade and Din Tai Fung (both HK branches only). Each person got one hairy crab dumpling only. I could have eaten more since it was superb.
hairy crab meat with pork dumpling
A simple hot dessert of glutinous rice balls stuffed with black sesame paste in sweet ginger tea was the perfect end to a very filling and satisfying dinner. Again Wu Kong lived up to it’s high standards. Do try this restaurant and you won’t regret it.
rice dumplings in ginger tea
Click to enlarge Wu Kong’s menu below.
Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant
Basement, Alpha House, 27 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
telephone: 2366 7244
13/F, Food Forum, Times Square, 1 Matheson St., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
telephone: 2506 1018