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Best Singapore Chili Crab?

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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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  1. 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

      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

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

        1. re: 718eater

          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. 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.

        1. re: jlean22

          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

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

            1. re: 718eater

              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...