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Review of 1st trip to Fatty Crab - YUM!

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Review of 1st trip to Fatty Crab - YUM!

nychowgirl | May 12, 2006 02:02 PM

Finally made it to Fatty Crab last night and LOVED it. My friend and I got there at around 7:15 or so and didn't have to wait for a table. Service was excellent. Given that soon after we sat down there were people waiting for tables, I expected them to try to turn our table rather quickly, but we were not at all rushed at any point in the meal. Now onto the food....The dishes are all meant to be shared and luckily my friend and I were in agreement on what we wanted to try: the chili crab, the short rib rendang, the jalan alor chicken wings and the shrimp sambal. The dishes came out one at a time in no particular order, which was good for sharing, as the flavors were all very different and I don't think I would have wanted to mix and match. First came the short ribs. They were delicious...falling off the bone, slightly sweet but spicy at the same time. Coconut flakes on the outside that gave the dish a very unique twist. Then came the shrimp. This was the only dish I didn't really like. I guess the sambal was just a little too spicy for me and I didn't really think the accoutrements (lettuce, bean sprouts, a dipping sauce) did much to enhance it. The chicken wings came next. They were probably the least unique of the items we tried, but I didn't care because they were so delicious. Again, a really wonderful mix of sweet and spicy... Last came the chili crab. I think they brought this last on purpose, as it requires a lot of persistence and focus to attack it. Once you devote this kind of energy to eating something, it's hard to imagine eating anything after! The crab was good, but the sauce...oh, the sauce. They give you pieces of toast to dip into the sauce but when the toast ran out, I just wanted to pick up the bowl and drink it. It was that good. They have a nice selection of Asian beers. With a couple of beers each, tax and tip, it was about $110. This place is more than a meal...it's an experience worthy of a visit from any 'hound who's willing to get their hands dirty (literally) to experience some memorable chow. If you haven't been yet, I highly recommend it!

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