Hairy crabs are an October delicacy in Jiangsu province and very popular among the locals. I had them once and to be honest, they weren’t my cup of tea but all my Shanghai colleagues loved them. What surprised me about this video was the price… 15-25 yuan ($2-5 USD) for a hairy crab? Actual hairy crabs are very expensive so I seriously doubt if these are the real thing. I was also curious to know, were these just vacuum packed or was the vending machine refrigerated? I’d think they must be refrigerated so if anyone has encountered these in the Nanjing metro stations, please let us know if that’s true.