Hokkaido is famous for fresh seafood, and delicious Hokkaido crabs are sold in its local seafood markets at a price that I think it's worth to try out.
Check out the price of the Hokkaido crabs HERE if you are interested.
Why Hokkaido trip is so expensive?
Reason 1: All tour fares include a domestic return flight from Tokyo to Hokkaido, which costs at least about RM1k++.
The public transport is so expensive in Japan. Taking the shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Osaka already costs about RM500 for one-way reserved seat ticket & 3 hours journey. The tourist 7-day rail pass is about RM1k.
Reason 2: You stay in 4 star or 5 star hotels all the nights, and they're at least RM500 per night.
Reason 3: You get to eat Hokkaido crab & Yubari rock melon almost everyday.
One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my Hokkaido trip was --> All-you-can-eat BBQ and big 3 crab dinner
Here we go!!!
This was what we had for the BBQ dinner!
A plate of big crabs in front of me. I couldn't stop my saliva from drooling ^^
Chicken, pork and mutton
This restaurant is really huge and they even have a big projector screen to play some shows as the entertainment when people are enjoying the food. But who cares? I guess everyone must be busy looking at the crabs instead.
Of course not to forget to take some photos with my favourite CRABS
We were provided a white plastic apron to avoid the cooking fume being absorbed by our clothes
Kegani (Hairy crab)
The auntie beside me put the crab for grill as well.
Tadaa...... Very big crab legs. Let me finish this yummy steamed zuwaigani (snow crab) in front of you all ^^
Crab legs. The meat was super uber fresh and naturally sweet!!!
I didn't even have a spoon of rice in this meal. All I threw inside my stomach was CRAB MEAT and of course the chicken, mutton & pork!!! Since it was a all-you-can-eat dinner, why restrict myself? But you know what? Only ONE person ordered extra crabs and that person was ME! WTF! Why they all just didn't bother to order? We paid for that and the crab was so NICE what!
Even my hubby, an extreme crab lover, told me that the crab was not really nice. Ok, I think they all not used to eat the steamed crab, without any SAUCE. You know Malaysian must eat everything with sauce then only they say nice T_T
For me, I love the freshness and sweetness of Hokkaido crabs. I miss them so much now.
Other Hokkaido posts:
Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura
Shiraoi Ainu Village
Coffee Days in Hokkaido
Hell Valley @ Hokkaido
Onuma Lake 大沼湖
Crowning Glory of Hakodate