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Fatty Crab

643 Hudson Street,
New York
New York 10014
Phone: (212) 352-3590

This funky joint (with two Manhattan outposts) peddles some seriously exciting Malaysian food. And if you’ve never sampled Malaysian before, this is the place to do it. The servers are young, faded, rock ‘n’ roll t-shirt types and the dining room is packed with a laidback, but lively crowd gnawing on fiery chicken wings and fatty duck.  Start with a rum and coconut cocktail served in a coconut shell with a sugar cane swizzle. Consider yourself warned: The food is unapologetically messy, spicy and tasty. Some dishes change with the season, but signatures like the crispy pork and watermelon pickle salad and the fatty duck stay put year round. One of our favorite plates is the short rib rendang, spoon tender ribs bathing in a vibrant mix of kaffir lime and coconut milk.
Don’t Miss Dish: Crispy pork and watermelon pickle salad, fattty sliders, Shortrib Rendang, nasi lemak.
End With: Milk chocolate Fatty Bar
Drink This: Rum & coconut water, Tiger beer; the wine list is carefully crafted to complement spicy flavors.
Price: $$
Occasion: Casual meal, bar bites, guy-friendly, spicy food lovers.
Bonus: There’s a second location on the UWS with a private room for parties.

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