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Fatty Crab: Hip Fleece Joint


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Fatty Crab: Hip Fleece Joint

budinado | | Nov 24, 2008 12:12 PM

Always wanted to try Fatty Crab after reading a positive review in "TimeOut" magazine. The Malay Fish Fry ($14) consisted of four small bland pieces of breaded fried fish on top of a 1/4 cup of curried rice. The entree portion was the size of a typical appetizer. Wonton Mee Fried Noodles ($17) had four small wontons in about a quarter cup of bland broth with a small amount of fried noodles. You could just about inhale this small entree appetizer? Both dishes were no better than anything I can get in chinatown for a fraction of the cost.

I really don't see how a restaurant can get away with such blatant fleecing. Can a "hip" looking staff and decor really add that much more to the dining experience? Tables were also quite small and cramped.

After my "meal" I headed down to Taim on Waverly for a great falafel sandwich. Needless to say I'd only return to Fatty Crab at gunpoint.

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