Vanuatu: Coconut Crab as a Meal

This is a somewhat sad post. Coconut crabs are a regular menu item in Vanuatu and offered at many restaurant throughout the islands. They are even featured on the vatu (Vanuatu currency) coins. These are the same largest in the world crabs that are protected in Christmas island. Sadly I ate one – tasted somewhat different from lobster or crab meat, very thick flesh with earthy flavor

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