Dinner at Fatty Crab tonight with Jason and Rachel.
Shots of the menu. I apologize in advance for the first couple of pictures; in retrospect, this particular menu was slightly damp.
Quail egg shooters
Fresh spring rolls with peanut curry sauce
2004 Riesling Zobinger Helligenstein
Watermelon pickle and crispy pork belly salad
Green mango with chili-sugar-salt
Dungeoness chili crab with white toast
Clockwise from top left: peanuts, coconut rice, braised chicken, cilantro, herbs, bean sprouts, peppers, pickles, slow-cooked egg, stir-fried anchovies
The idea is to break the egg into the rice, debone the chicken, mix everything together and eat.
Singaporean black pepper mussels
Lo si fun in a clay pot
The unisex restroom decor is a bit…unique. Behind a bamboo screed are pictures of Chinese prostitutes.
Honestly, if I didn’t know to look for it, I’d never have known it was there.
Out of 10? A strong 6 to borderline 7.
This is seriously authentic Malaysian food and not dumbed down for the masses. The place has a nice casual vibe and I can see myself coming back for an encore. My one criticism is that its shockingly LOUD. There’s very little sound absorption in the room — wooden tables and chairs, brick walls and a stereo going full blast. However if you can deal with that shortcoming, then you’ll have a grand old time.
Fatty Crab is located at 643 Hudson Street (between Horatio and Gansevoort Streets), in the West Village.