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Fatty Crab

643 Hudson St. (Horatio St.) Send to Phone
212-352-3590 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
: A, C, E, to 14th St.
Zak Pelaccio brushes off globally-influenced dishes for straight up---and tasty---Malaysian cuisine on the border of the West Village and the Meatpacking District.
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  • Dress code: Casual

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Fatty Crab Restaurant Review

: Perpetually packed, with good reason, this Malaysian-themed eatery has become a far West Village mainstay. Chef Zak Pelaccio, who already made a name for himself in the kitchens of Brooklyn's Chickenbone Café and the Meatpacking District's 5 Ninth, maintains his well-deserved reputation with Fatty Crab. Inspired by his time living in Malaysia, Pelaccio has gone from the New York Modern, the globally-inspired New York cuisine he coined at 5 Ninth, to something that's decidedly more insular and narrow in focus. Under a pressed-tin ceiling and surrounded by exposed brick walls, hip clientele slurp up Malaysian dishes like nasi lemak (a tender curried chicken thigh and leg, surrounded on the plate by a chorus of flavors---including hard-boiled egg and coconut rice), chicken clay pot (tender chunks of chicken floating in a tasty, thick broth) and fall-off-the-bone short ribs, among other menu items. Pelaccio was only off the mark with the bland fried banana. But maybe that's because everything else made our taste buds zing. Best of all, many dishes are priced around the $12 range.

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