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Please savor authentic japanese spider crab at Marukichi.

Japanese spider crab is a large crab that lives in the depths of the coastal waters of Japan. It is mainly caught by deep sea trawl fishing with trawlers and deep sea cage net fishing. The best way to eat japanese spider crab to experience its deliciousness is by steaming. This makes the fat of the crab less likely to dissolve and so you can eat it with its deliciousness retained. The fat of japanese spider crab has a very rich and deep creamy flavor. This is an exquisite dish with a deliciousness distinguished from other crabs. The deliciousness is condensed by cooking and eating its legs while you can enjoy a mild and refreshing taste by eating it as sashimi. We also recommend tempura which mixes the japanese spider crab’s deliciousness and natural saltiness.

The reliable eyes, abilities and experience of skilled chefs are required to cook japanese spider crabs for which each one has a different meat quality and taste. First, please make sure to savor authentic giant spider crab at Marukichi.
I want to eat giant spider crab!
Why do you steam giant spider crabs whole?
What is the taste of the fat of japanese spider crab like?
Various Ways to Eat Japanese Spider Crab
How to Find Good Tasting Japanese Spider Crab
I want to learn about giant spider crab!
Mysterious Thing about Japanese Spider Crabs
Story of the Growth of Japanese Spider Crabs
Japanese Spider Crab Fishing
Why do you steam giant spider crabs whole?

This is related to the fat of the crab. Unlike red king crab and snow crab, giant spider crabs have large amounts of fat. Therefore, it is necessary to cook over time to protect the quantity and quality of this fat. The benefit of steaming giant crabs whole is that it is possible to provide them with their deliciousness retained without their fat having dissolved.

What is the taste of the fat of japanese spider crab like?

The steamed fat is rich in taste and deliciousness. Depending on the crab, the fat may also have a slightly bitter taste. The quantity of this fat is so large it cannot be compared to other crabs. The color varies depending on the crab, but ranges from dark brown to yellow. If you like crab fat, please savor the mellow fat of japanese spider crab.

Various Ways to Eat Japanese Spider Crab

The most common way to eat japanese spider crab is to steam it. We think this is the best way to eat it and understand the deliciousness of japanese spider crab. The next best way is to cook and eat its legs. This condenses the deliciousness of japanese spider crab and is quite good. Another way to eat it is as tempura. This tastes great because it mixes the japanese spider crab’s deliciousness and natural saltiness. Japanese spider crab sashimi has a mild and refreshing taste. In addition, it is also possible to scoop out the meat and use it as the filling of steamed buns, croquette or pounded fish cake.

How to Find Good Tasting Japanese Spider Crab

The quality of the meat, and the flavor, color and quality of the fat of japanese spider crab depend on the season in which it is caught and where it is caught. It becomes possible to catch japanese spider crab with plenty of fat when it becomes cold again. The most reliable way to eat good tasting japanese spider crab is to stock up on information in advance and make a reservation.

Mysterious Thing about Japanese Spider Crabs

When japanese spider crabs are caught, there is mysteriously little mixing between males and females. They tend to be either all males or all females. If you catch a male, it is likely all the others will be male; if you catch a female, it is likely all the others will be female. It seems that males and females do not hang around each other much.

Story of the Growth of Japanese Spider Crabs

It is said that giant spider crabs have a very slow growth rate. They shed their shells several times a year when they are young. However, as they get older, the number of times they shed their shells decreases. They stop shedding their shells altogether once they reach a certain size and age. Nevertheless, giant spider crabs with an overall length in the three meter class are caught a number of times a year!

Japanese Spider Crab Fishing

Japanese spider crabs are mainly caught by deep sea trawl fishing with trawlers and deep sea cage net fishing. Trawl fishing grounds are at a depth of about 200 to 400 meters and the crabs are caught together with deep sea shrimp and deep sea fish (September to May). In cage fishing, bait such as the tuna heads are put inside large cages and then dropped to a depth of 400 to 600 meters. Compared with trawl fishing, this is extremely deep. (The fishing season is short – from December to February.) Japanese spider crabs are also slightly different to trawl fishing crabs.

Japanese spider crab Food Menu

Deep sea fish are very precious. It is necessary to make a reservation and it depends on the stock on the day as to whether or not it will be possible to serve them. One of the real pleasures of Marukichi is deciding on the menu after dropping by to ask about stock and recommendations.

Fresh Japanese spider crab Steamed Whole!10,000 yen (excluding tax) to 25,000 yen (excluding tax)

This is the most popular item on our menu. We steam a fresh giant spider crab caught at Toda Harbor so you can taste plenty of its tender meat and rich fat. Steaming it whole allows us to serve it with its deliciousness retained without its fat having dissolved.


Savor Steamed! Full Course of Giant Spider Crab

for two people 13,000 yen (excluding tax)
for three people or more 12,000 yen (excluding tax)

*The above prices are those per person.

Delicious as Sashimi, Tempura or Grilled!

Sashimi

This has a refreshing flavor and mildness.

Tempura

This is an exquisite mix of the great taste inherent in giant spider crab and the natural saltiness.

Grilled

This has a deep taste that condenses the deliciousness of giant spider crab.


Giant Spider Crab Set Meal

Giant Spider Crab Set Meal

This is a reasonably priced service menu that comes with giant spider crab, boat-wrap sushi, a vinegared dish, rice and soup. We recommend a whole giant spider crab if you wish to savor it.


Giant Spider Crab Croquette

Giant Spider Crab Croquette

This is only available in a limited quantity. This is croquette with plenty of giant spider crab. This provides deliciousness that spreads out over your whole mouth with a crunchy texture. This is a recommended dish.


Giant Spider Crab Tempura Rice Bowl

Giant Spider Crab Tempura Rice Bowl

This is a bargain dish with plenty of giant spider crab, shrimp, deep sea sillago and vegetable tempura.

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Giant Spider Crab Rice Gruel

Giant Spider Crab Rice Gruel

This is only available depending on the season. This is rice gruel with plenty of crab flavor. (A reservation is required for this dish.)


Giant Spider Crab Tempura

Giant Spider Crab Tempura

This is a platter of tempura of two legs of giant spider crab and vegetables. (A reservation is required for this dish.)

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