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Chili Crab in NYC???

MRG Jan 7, 2008 07:12 PM

I just watched the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain tonight and saw the chili crab in Singapore. Wow it looked amazing. Anyone know where you can get any of that in NYC? I would love to know.

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    kobetobiko Jan 8, 2008 06:41 AM

    Along with the places above, Singapore Cafe, Jaya, and Nynoya also have chili crabs. I think both Singapore Cafe and Jaya use Dunguness crabs (market price) for the dish. Nynoya (I think) uses blue crabs.

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      cimui Jan 7, 2008 07:32 PM

      I just had chili crab in Singapore and is every bit as tasty as it looks.

      It's on the menu at Fatty Crab, but I haven't had a chance to try it, yet. If you do, will you please report back?

      I've also seen it served up at a Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown that's off an East to West running alley with a bunch of other restaurants, not far from where the Fung Wah bus picks up. That's a pretty poor description, I know. But hopefully someone will be able to help out with a name.

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      1. re: cimui
        financialdistrictresident Jan 8, 2008 05:39 AM

        The street that Doyers vietnamese is on? I think I've seen chili crab on the menu there. Or maybe it was fish head curry I'm thinking of. No that can't be it, it's a North/South street. There's also a Malyasian restaurant near the Tombs and Forlini's, across from the Vietnamese restaurants. Not sure if they have it on their menu. I'd love to find good chili crab or pepper crab in NYC. I still remember it from when I had it in Singapore. Funny how my most memorable meals have not been in NYC.

        1. re: cimui
          JungMann Jan 8, 2008 06:06 AM

          I believe you're thinking of New Malaysia in the Chinatown Arcade. I noticed the "crab in a hot and spicy sauce," too.

          There is a detailed post somewhere on the boards of someone's trip to Fatty Crab to try the chili crab. Pictures were great, as were the reviews.

          1. re: JungMann
            cimui Jan 8, 2008 08:53 AM

            Yes, I think that's the one. Thank you, JungMann!

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