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Softshell Crabs at New Malaysia!

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Softshell Crabs at New Malaysia!

bob192 | Jun 10, 2013 09:34 AM

Last weekend at New Malaysia, in the "Arcade" (alleyway) between Elizabeth and the Bowery just below Canal, having already ordered my usual curried beef-brisket soup, I spotted their new placard for softshell crabs as a seasonal specialty. Went back yesterday, and even though I was leaning toward the salt-and-pepper, when the waitress recommended the mango version, I said OK. Turns out it was simply one of the best, and best prepared, dishes I've ever eaten in C'town! Sectioned smaller crabs, at least a couple, maybe three (i.e. a gracious plenty) perfectly, greaselessly fried in a light batter, with plenty of sliced mangoes in a chile-nut sauce. With a bowl of rice, and a canai roti to start (good idea, as the crabs took a long time to arrive) it was a bit too much to finish.

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