Monday, December 04, 2006
Return to The Fatty Crab, NYC
Fougoo went to The Fatty Crab in July, and this weekend we went back so I could give it a try.
Of course, we started with the Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork salad (above) that Fougoo raved about last time. The pork was pretty fantastic- a few mm of meat with 2 cm of fat and then skin. It really went well with the pickled watermelon with onions.
We then had the Nasi Lemak, coconut rice, chicken curry, and slow poached egg. The curry was nice and sweet, and tasted great with the egg yolk as well as the sides of cucumber and dried fish.
This was followed by Short Rib Rendang. The sauce was sweeter than I prefer, and I would have liked more ginger, but the meat was nice.
We ended the meal with the house specialty, Chili Crab (below). It was a Dungeoness Crab served in chili sauce with what seemed like Texas Toast. The sauce was pretty awesome, and Fougoo and I dipped our toast into the crab's "mustard". As a Baltimoron, I would have preferred blue crab, but it was a pretty damn savory dish.