We were on a date walking along the ocean and saw this:
So I asked on Weixin (微信 aka WeChat; what China does instead of Facebook) and got mostly positive responses, like with the starfish but unlike with the chicken fetus, where responses were decidedly mixed. (Dog meat also gets a wide range of reactions among our Chinese friends and acquaintances, as there’s a social class dynamic at play there.)
Best comments about the crabs-on-a-stick were these ones:
I’ve not only eaten them, I’ve roasted them myself. You have to roast the crabs belly-up, only this way will the juice not leak out and be wasted.
Seeing this I feel it’d cost some teeth!