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New York City Restaurants

Fatty Crab

  • 643 Hudson St. Map It
  • West Village
  • Malaysian
  • Fodor's Choice

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This rustic Malaysian cantina showcases the exciting cuisine of Chef Zak Pelaccio, who spent years cooking at famous French restaurants before escaping to Southeast Asia for a year, where he fell in love with the flavors of the region. Start with the addictive pickled watermelon and crispy pork salad, an improbable combination that's both refreshing and decadent. The can't-miss signature dish is chili crab—cracked Dungeness crab in a pool of rich, spicy chili sauce, served with bread for dipping. It's messy for sure, but worth rolling up your sleeves. The small space fills up quickly, and be warned that the tables are practically on top of each other, but it's lots of fun.

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643 Hudson St., between Gansevoort and Horatio sts., New York, New York, 10014, USA

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