红孩儿 thinks 唐僧 tastes nice. He wants to eat him, but 孙悟空 is onto him. Leaving aside the important question of how he knows 唐僧的味道好, what does this 硬 mean?
I'd like to translate: 硬捉 directly grab him, just grab him，but I don't find these meanings for 硬。
硬：hard, strong, tough, firm, obstinate.
Is there another Chinese word which could replace 硬 here?