Tasmanian crabs are one of the largest crab species in the world, large ones can weigh up to nearly 18kg, and medium ones can also weigh in at 3 to 5kg. Tasmanian crabs live in reef crevices in the waters of South Australia, so the exploitation of Tasmanian crabs will be extremely difficult or even dangerous.
The slow-growing Tasmanian crab is a type of crab that has a minimum catch size as well as a limit to ensure that it is not over-exploited, so the price is relatively expensive. When exported to other countries, the price of Tasmanian crab is higher. A Tasmanian when imported to Vietnam can cost up to 35 million VND, the same price as a mid-range scooter. The reason is that to keep the crabs fresh, people have to transport them by plane.
Therefore, calling Tasmanian crab a dish for the rich is not too much.
In terms of taste, Tasmanian crab is described as having a lot of meat, the flesh is firm and sweet, just steaming is very delicious. However, one can also use crab meat to cook with salt and pepper, the smaller part is cooked with ginger and green onions. The crab shell can be made into butter noodles.
Another thing worth noting is that due to the large size, the shell of the Tasmanian crab is very hard, sometimes it can be broken with a hammer. Therefore, this type of crab also requires experienced chefs to be able to process it.
In general, Tasmanian crabs are not only famous for their nutritional value but also very attractive. So despite the high price and not always available, many people still want to enjoy. Especially the rich. And you, if you have 35 million, will you buy a car, buy Tasmanian crabs or save money?