Always love starfish because of it distinctiveness - like stars in the ocean. Never thought of eating it like seafood until my visit to China. At first glance from far I was mistaken it as an ornament / souvenir / toy for sale but never a street snack!
When I was closer to the stall, there were actually people snacking on them. Its crunchy on the outer and soft inside - it taste like crab meat according to the man snacking on it. He also added smaller is tastier as the shell is thinner and crunchier.
Interested to know the recipe? The guy selling it claimed that what you need is just a couple of fresh starfish. Just add some salt, pepper and flour then dip in to the pipping hot oil until golden. It's that simple! Do you have the gut to try it? Enjoy!