I don’t even know where to start. I mean, this place. Wow. I still don’t know where to start. Hahaha.
Fatty Crab is a Malaysian-inspired restaurant, with a twist of the western culture. Malaysia itself is bordered with many countries, which include Indonesia and Thailand. Because of this, a lot of the Malaysian culture is inspired by some of these countries. Since Malaysia and Indonesia are very similar in culture, the food that they have is pretty much the same. The way the restaurant serves its food is also very authentically Asian, where all meals are put in the middle so that people can share and taste each one.
I came here with my guardian and a friend. We had been planning to go to here for such a long time, but never got the time to actually do it. So after we finally found a date, we starved ourselves so that we were able to eat a lot. And we did eat a lot. A LOT.
Let’s move on to the meals.
For starters, I had Fatty Sliders, Steamed Pork Buns, Duck and Chicken Liver Satay, and Chicken Satay.
Fatty Sliders are basically mini burgers, with minced pork and beef burger. This was just a typical burger dish, but it was quite spicy, which made it a little different from other burgers. That’s all I have to say.
The Steamed Pork Buns were definitely better than the Fatty Sliders. The buns were chewy. I’m not sure what type of bread they use, but its basically white, sort of gluten-y. The pork was really good; sort of sweet and spicy. It also had lettuce.
Duck and Chicken Liver Satay. WOW. The best one I had! I am really into animal organs, and I had not been eating this kind of food ever since I got to US, so I was so excited to have this. The liver, especially the duck’s, was SOOOO tender. Like foie gras. But since it was not foie gras, it was way smaller.
Chicken Satay was GOOD. I think the satay was braised. So it was covered with flour, and so it seems as if the chicken was fried, but it wasn’t crispy enough. So, braised.
For main course, I had Fatty Duck, Nasi Lemak, Char Kway Teow, and Nasi Goreng.
Fatty Duck was amazing! It was coated with flour and braised to medium. The meat was so tender and juicy.
The Nasi Lemak was good, but not what I expected it to be. I thought that it would have more ingredients, but since all the meals were westernized, I guess the chef decided to add fewer ingredients to lessen the flavor combination. But as I said, it was good.
Char Kway Teow is a type of noodle that’s kind of wide, a little wider than a fettuccine. This was mixed with shrimp, squid, and some other seafood. The Kway Teow (pronounced kwea-tee-au) was very similar to the ones that I usually have in Indonesia, so I loved it!
I did not try the Nasi Goreng (Nasi Goreng is fried rice), but my friend did and she did not like it. Apparently it had raisins, which she thought was weird to have with such a savory food. The raisins made the dish too sweet for her taste. My guardian, who is also Indonesian, said that it was a weird combination too.
So, as you can see, we ate a lot. I actually had minor stomach cramps after the dinner. It was all worth it though. I would definitely bring my friends here!
P.S. Check out their website for more information.