Rochester (New York)
I'll be in Hong Kong on a business trip in the spring, and while I'm there I'd like to try the best of Hong Kong's seafood- where can I find it? What will be in season?
You'll be right in season for Chinese mitten crab! They're little crabs with really big furry pinchers, hence their name. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of them (after being the States for so long, I'm used to huge Dungeness crabs with tons of meat), but I would say that it's a cultural bucket list experience. The locals go seriously crazy for these little guys. They're even available from vending machines on mainland China. I would say that these crabs do have a special flavor and richness over Dungeness crabs.
A good place to have them is Super Star Seafood Restaurant. There are several of them in the city, but I listed the Nathan Road one because Tsim Sha Tsui is my favorite neighborhood. If it's in season, they have a $50'ish per person meal where it includes a shot of Chinese whiskey and you get three mitten crabs.
If you're really on the hunt for the freshest and best seafood, do as Ruth suggests and hop on a ferry over to either Lamma Island or Lantau Island. You wouldn't be at a loss for seafood spots to go to on either island.
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The Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter Seafood in Causeway Bay has great seafood. It's also a fantastic experience dining on an old fishing boat.