One of my favorite NYC restaurants is Zak Pelaccio's West Village Malaysian restaurant, Fatty Crab. I love it for its powerful, flavorful, and tasty dishes. So when I found myself on Saturday early evening on the Upper West Side near the latest outpost of Fatty Crab, I decided to check it out.
This Fatty Crab is much, much larger than the original. It still has that Malaysian feel, with its brick and wooden decor.
I started with the oyster and pig trotter banh mi sandwich ($12). The Banh Mi sandwich is one of the latest NYC restaurant crazes, and Fatty Crab's take on it was unbelievable and mind-blowing! I loved the flavors and textures of this sandwich.
For my entree I got the short rib rendang ($25) with kaffir lime, coconut, and chili. I enjoyed this dish a lot too. There was a great balance of sweetness and spiciness, and I could not put my fork down to take a break of consuming this dish!
Fatty Crab on the Upper West side is just as good as its downtown brother. I am happy for all the Upper West Siders who do not have to travel that far now for amazing, flavorful, and powerful Malaysian cuisine.
2170 Broadway (bet. 76th and 77th)
New York, NY 10024