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Jul 31, 2006 06:39 PM

Best Singapore Chili Crab?

Any suggestions of where I could find excellent Singapore Chili Crab?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. My best guess would be Sentosa, 39-07 Prince Street, Flushing. It's Malaysian but Sentosa is the name of an island in Singapore, and the Village Voice said they had sixteen varieties of crab dishes.

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    1. re: Brian S

      Warning: Sentosa used to be my favorite Malaysian restaurant in Manhattan when it was on Allen St. After it moved to Prince St. in Flushing, I went there and asked for everything very spicy, telling the waitress that I had lived in Malaysia and she should tell the chef I'm a Malaysian. The food I got back had _NO_ spiciness in it whatsoever! If I were you, I'd look for the manager before sitting down. Or have they been pandering less to a spicy-wimpy crowd lately? I frankly don't know, because I was so upset I didn't go back, and that must be at least something over a year ago.

      1. re: Pan

        I had a similar experience at Sentosa the last time I went (also over a year ago). I was particularly surprised that the beef rendang was so bland, given that it's been cited in at least one food review that I've read.

        I haven't been back, though, so I can't say whether the seafood dishes are any good.

        1. re: Stella

          I believe I had ordered chili shrimps!

    2. i tried sentosa twice last month, in general food is good but not great, the 1st time i was there the mee siam is fantastic but the 2nd time wasnt ever good at all, i think this is the most problem with most of the asian restaurant, but they do so many dishes in the menu & it's hard to keep th same standard everytime.

      i agree with stella, the beef rendang was pretty plain & boring too, not even talk about they aint spicy at all, which i will never order it.

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      1. re: nycbuddy

        If you're willing to go to Manhattan, you might try Skyway. See the Manhattan board for discussion. I happen to like the place very much, though I wouldn't recommend getting mee goreng there; their expertise lies elsewhere.

        1. re: Pan

          i have just trying to find more about it, but seems to me it's no longer skyway, it is called something like assam house... they aint the same group of people now...

            1. re: nycbuddy

              As of last night, sign and menu still said Skyway. Both also bear three Chinese characters that read "Assam House." So did an earlier version of their takeout menu that I dug out of my stash at home, so I'm not convinced there's been a recent change here.

              1. re: squid kun

                really? let me ask one of my buddies, he is malaysian & he knows the chef in that place.