Shanghai hairy crab are prepared for steaming. Photo: Alamy

Five things you need to know about Shanghainese cuisine

The lowdown on hairy crabs – why diners eat them, where the best come from, and the best bits – why Shanghainese starters are cold, and the light dishes to counter the heavy and sweet ones

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Shanghai hairy crab are prepared for steaming. Photo: Alamy
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