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Friday, 9 April 2010

M’sia – Fatty Crab, 2 Jalan SS24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya


This place has been around for absolutely ages. Everyone, and I mean everyone, knows about Fatty Crab. It may not always have been located where it is now (I mean, I’m not sure but some one might know), but people go to where it is, because of the crab, and because of the … secret sauce (more on that later).


So, at Fatty Crab, you eat crabs. To get to these little things, you need some nutcracker thing and a little crab-hammer. Nothing like a little entertainment at the table (oops there goes another claw) to keep those hunger juices flowing.


We ordered some chicken wings because we were so hungry, and that turned out to be a good move because these were very well-grilled. Not as sweet as the ones you usually find at hawker stalls, these were slightly salty with a nice, crispy skin.


We also ordered pei tan, or century egg.


Lovely, delicate little crystal flowers on the egg. I’ve eaten century egg many times before, but haven’t actually noticed these little patterns before. If I’m not mistaken, it’s due to the preservation process and the mixture in which the egg is soaked during that process.


Fatty Crab is famous because of its special sauce, the one seen above. People try to guess what’s in it but apparently, it’s one of those trade secrets so you can guess all you like, but you’re probably not gonna get the actual recipe anytime soon. Taste-wise, it’s slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and has a fruity taste to it. There’s starch used to make it gooey, but other than that, I’m not really sure what they put in it to make it so different from the crabs cooked in other restaurants.


The sauce is great with the restaurant’s fried rice.


Fatty Crab was also the first restaurant in which I had toast with crab. It’s not just any toast, because they use a special kind of bread which results in toast that is not only crispy and almost crumbly, but also very light. Dipped in the sauce, this is better than any spread I’ve had.


Would I recommend it? Of course. If you’ve never had Fatty Crab before, you’re missing out. They only do a few dishes, but they do them well.

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