Eight exquisite Taihu Lake hairy crab dishes by Executive Chef Li Chi Wai and his team of talented chefs will launch at The Legacy House today, in celebration of the autumn season.
Known as the “King of Crab,” the coveted crustacean will feature in a range of superior Cantonese dishes ranging from the Classic Steamed Hairy Crab with shiso and ginger (whole, market price) to Steamed Shanghainese Pork Dumplings with Hairy Crab Cream (HKD120 for two pieces). In this elevated take on a traditional xiao long bao soup dumpling, hairy crab roe is partnered with umami-rich Iberico pork — a decadent reimagining of a timeless comfort food.
Braised Tofu with Scallops and Hairy Crab Cream (HKD280) is a textural delight. The velvety dish is smooth, creamy and packed with flavour whilst Yin-nourishing Fish Maw with Shrimp Paste and Hairy Crab Cream (HKD480) and Braised Inaniwa Udon (HKD240 per person) with Hairy Crab Cream demonstrate Chef Li Chi Wai’s exceptional talent and attention to detail. By utilising painstaking cooking techniques, the luxurious quality of the crab coral is enhanced, making The Legacy House’s limited-edition hairy crab menu an unmatched tribute to the widely sought-after delicacy.
Guests will enjoy pairing any of the esteemed chef’s seasonal hairy crab dishes with a bottle of Vin Jaune D’Arly (HKD1,550). The unique yellow wine is renowned for its complex aromas and fresh, delicate style. Made exclusively from vines planted in 1953 and 1974, this exceptional wine is a wonderful partner for the rich flavour and texture of hairy crab roe.
Another recommended pairing option from The Legacy House’s wine programme of over 1,000 pours, is Guyue Longshan, Long Wen 15 year-aged Shaoxing pure-grain yellow glutinous rice wine (HKD1,180). Made with Jianhu Lake water, this desirable Chinese rice wine is bracingly dry with rich minerality and attractive notes of flint and wet stones, which stand up perfectly to the rich fattiness of hairy crab coral.
The seasonal hairy crab dishes are available from today until end November.
For reservations, please call 3891 8732.
The Legacy House
Address: 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Lunch: 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 – 10:30 p.m.
*Private events may be reserved in the private or semi-private dining rooms.
Phone: +852 3891 8732