We try roasted horseshoe crab in Thailand, regret our choice yet strangely long for more

The horseshoe crab’s uniquely coastal taste leaves our reporter unsure whether she hates it or loves it.

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Is that restaurant in Tokyo with the giant mecha crab sign any good?

Mr. Sato’s hunger for the truth leads him to selflessly eat a bunch of seafood at Kani Doraku for the sake of our readers.

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Man fights giant crab statue on streets of Osaka, becomes city’s most hated criminal【Video】

Innocent, delicious Crab Tower damaged in senseless attack.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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We try the new Dom Dom Burger with a whole fried crab — best fast food near Sensoji temple

New burgers mark the grand opening of a new branch at Tokyo’s historic amusement park.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Japan now has crab fish paste sticks that taste like soda

Why drink soda when you can add it to salads and sandwiches instead?

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We drank crab-juice infused Crab Cola from Niigata Prefecture, because why not

We glugged a bottle of Crab Cola, infused with genuine crab essence, produced by a fishpacking company in Niigata prefecture.

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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan now offering Singapore Crab… as an exquisite dessert! 【Pics】

No, that’s not an actual crab — it’s a sweet dessert available for a limited time.

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We order a “Mystery Lucky Bag of Imperfect Goods” through Amazon, end up with a pile of crab

You can’t go wrong buying a random assortment of flawed seafood through the mail.

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Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents

If you like to eat or drink, you owe yourself a trip here.

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McDonald’s Japan may be winning back fans with Crab Croquette Burger

2014 has not been a stellar year for McDonald’s Japan. The tainted chicken scandal of midyear rocked the fast-food chain so much that it’s core audience of netizens decried every offering since. It wasn’t for lack of trying as they hauled out some alternative tofu nuggets only to float back to chicken nuggets offered for free. The company then tried offering the sophisticated taste of mushroom risotto balls and a tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) burger with sauce selected by a nationwide search.

However, all of these efforts fell on deaf ears and itchy typing fingers hammering out comments such as “Never again” and “It’s too easy to see they’re fine with using dodgy meat.” It had gotten to the point that you might think Japan had turned its collective back on McDonald’s forever, but as the New Year’s song goes: Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Maybe so as McDonald’s Japan’s latest offering has been getting a relatively warm response, and all it took was a little crabbiness.

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Osaka man stabbed after argument over boiling crabs leads to bizarre attempted murder

On 29 March a basement level restaurant in the bustling Dotombori area of Osaka became the scene of a grisly stabbing, when a part-time cook stabbed his co-worker over an altercation while boiling crabs.

The suspect’s remark of “I don’t get why I’m under arrest” to police as his fellow cook was rushed to hospital for a lacerated abdomen has led readers to call for immigration reforms. Others worried that this and events like this are contributing to more ultra-right-wing sentiment in the land.

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Seamen in Hokkaido shocked to discover bright lavender crab

On 18 January, a shipment of crabs from Russia arrived at a port in Japan, some of which were bought up by wholesaler Marusan Mikami Shoten. After opening up their haul of red king crabs (an expensive favorite of Japanese seafood lovers) workers were surprised to see one of the large arthropods was shaded a rich lavender color all over.

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Would you eat this centipede crab?

Culinary experts say that presentation is important, but we’re not sure this is what they were talking about.

Presumably born from some twisted chef’s nightmare, the crabipede is complete with creepy crawly legs and faux pinchers made out of crab legs, and even has a pretty convincing head and backend made of the shells of two crabs. The menacing curl in the crabipede’s body is enough to send lighthearted diners scurrying away.

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