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Best Singapore Chili Crab?

718eater Jul 31, 2006 06:38 PM

Any suggestions of where one can find the best Singapore Chili Crab in the city (our outer boroughs)?

Thanks in advance!

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    lanamonster Aug 1, 2006 01:16 AM

    I don't know, I've never had it. But I do know that there is a Singapore Chili Crab fest this weekend. You could probably try a bunch of different versions. It's sponsored by tiger beer.


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    1. re: lanamonster
      Pan Aug 1, 2006 07:46 AM

      No, not that! I went a year or two ago. Extremely loud music, and the crab was just OK, nowhere near worth it and nowhere near authentic.

      My suggestion would be Sentosa. It's Malaysian and not Singaporean, but they make great spicy crab dishes.

      1. re: Pan
        718eater Aug 1, 2006 01:28 PM

        Thanks! Is this the same Sentosa that's now in Flushing?

        1. re: 718eater
          Pan Aug 1, 2006 09:51 PM

          I didn't mean to write Sentosa. I meant to write Skyway, which is in the former Proton Saga space on Allen St. between Division and Canal, a bit north of where Sentosa used to be.

    2. d
      devil Aug 1, 2006 05:09 AM

      That links to last year's Crab Fest. Use this link:


      I have had it many times, but in NY, only at Nyonya - it was pretty good there. I have not been to Fatty Crab yet, but they are supposed to be good.

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        jlean22 Aug 2, 2006 02:54 AM

        how bout Sanur?

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        1. re: jlean22
          marachino Aug 12, 2006 10:39 PM

          I agree with jlean22; Sanur (downstairs Malaysian/Indonesian place on Doyers in Chinatown) has some great crab dishes. Had their house special crab (with chili and toasted coconut) within the last month--yum! They also have a chili crab, if my memory doesn't fail me.

          1. re: marachino
            718eater Aug 13, 2006 07:11 PM

            Do you remember the price of the special crab? Thanks!

            1. re: 718eater
              marachino Aug 14, 2006 01:39 AM

              Their crab dishes are in the $12 range and are great value. Wondering if you've tried any memorable ASEAN crab dishes in Queens? Just in case I don't feel like schlepping to Chinatown one day...

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