Miso soup with pork and vegetables
Cucumber, wakame seaweed and shirasu in vinegar
boiled hanasaki crab
What is Hanasaki Crab? Both carapace width and carapace length are about 15 cm, which is large for a crustacean, but not as large as a red king crab. The instep has a heart shape with a slight depression in the center of the back. They also have longer spines and thicker, shorter legs than king crabs.
It is widely believed that the Japanese name ‘Hanasaki’ comes from the name ‘Hanasaki’ in Nemuro, where the fish was caught. There is also It is also known as kelp crab because it inhabits waters where kelp grows. In addition, it is popular with people other than locals because it is delicious. Wikipedia
I was looking for a crab because I really wanted to eat it, and I happened to find Hanasaki Crab! I don’t see it much in Honshu, but it seems to be quite popular in Hokkaido. The best season is summer. Due to its limited habitat, it is called the phantom crab. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it seems to be characterized by turning bright red when boiled. As for the taste, it is very delicious! The texture is similar to that of red king crab, but the impression is that it is much more elastic and packed. Crab miso is a small amount compared to horsehair crab. The shell is spiky, so work gloves are a must!