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Fatty Crab is the worst meal I've ever had in New York


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Fatty Crab is the worst meal I've ever had in New York

JohnnyMags | Nov 14, 2006 03:16 PM

Went to Fatty Crab last night, and all I can say is, skip it. The food is seriously awful. When we arrived, there was no place to wait - which we had to do for a long time, despite our reservation - so we took in some cold rain for a while. When we got inside, I could have used a scotch, but there's no liqour. If you wanted a Singha, you were out of luck, because they had run out. A liter Asahi was the last resort. We ordered all of the waitresses recommendations, and couple of our own choices. The "tea sandwiches" were pork belly (read: pure fat), cilantro, and mayo on white bread. They were, to be blunt, disgusting. The watermelon and pork salad was equally wretched. It contained the cheapest possible cut of pork, the ones that Chinese retuarants throw out and then Fatty Crab picks through the trash to find, which had a tiny bit of meat packed between large layers of fat and gristle. But the piece de resistance remained: the traditional fish soup. Apparently the traditional fish in Malaysia is sardines from a can. I actually choked on the soup, which tasted like vomit mixed with Mylanta. By the time we got to the crab, which was the only thing worth ordering at Fatty Crab, we were already groaning and rubbing our bellies, which were crying out in protest. Although the crab is good, it's a lot of work, and failed to redeem the otherwise awful meal. Save yourself the headache and head over to Momofuko, where you'll have a meal ten times better for half the price.

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