Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fatty Crab @ Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

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Fatty Crab is always packed to the brim and renowned for their no frills good food; patrons both local and foreign would choose Fatty Crab as the default place for some crabbies fix. Other than branches being set up around Pandan Indah and Seri Kembangan, their latest addition would be a branch at Hudson Street, New York City. Malaysia Boleh!

It certainly piqued my curiosity on the goodness of the crabs, and when KampungBoy is having a dinner cum gathering with his coursemate, I tagged along.

Some of us were already famished by then, so some satays, fried chicken wings and fried rice is served as hunger pangs stopper. The satays, albeit lean without a bit of fats seen, is quite tender and succulent. Only complain is that the marination is really mild where the spicy peanut sauce comes as saving grace.

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The fried chicken wing has a really delicious and crispy coating while the flesh remains juicy. It was good stuff but not to the extend of exceptionally good. Again, it is not infused with enough flavour. Or am I getting some heavy taste bud lately?

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Here comes the wok tossed fried rice. Hot, light and fluffy, this is what I called the ultimate comfort food.
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Spicy and Sour Crab. I was really disappointed with small, lite, disgustingly mushy and wet dead crabs. The moment we sunk our teeth into it, we knew that these are not fresh stuff, dead and frozen indeed.

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Handed the half eaten crab to KampungBoy, I resorted to these kopitiam look-alike toast that comes with the mushy crabs. This shall end our visit to Fatty Crab. What about the next visit, NO WAY!

Fatty Crab
2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

03 7804 5758
Opens from 5.30pm to 11.30pm Daily, Close on Monday

Branches

9G & 11G, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 4295 9350, 03 4295 8350


5 Jalan Tasik, The Mines Resort City, 43300 Sri Kembangan, Selangor

Tel: 03 8945 6448, 03 8945 6443

27 comments:

team bsg said...

some yrs ago we paid a few hundreds for some vey std plain dishes and thought we were cheated !
have not been back since reputation or not ! nowsssssssadayss we just stick to the backlanes with no signboards if we can help it
LOL

MeiyeN said...

omg.. i thought fatty crab used to be really good but seems like not anymore huh? hmmm.... it's sad to know that a place famous for crabs turned out to serve not fresh crabs :(

tankiasu said...

I am drooling over the fried chicken wings. *slurp slurp*. Don't really gives a crab (pun intended) about the others! :-P

sbd18 said...

better head over to king crab instead...almost same location and really yummy! plus they have yummy man tou and not normal toast...hehe...

Tummythoz said...

Tried many years back and once again recently. Still don't understand its popularity.

Big Boys Oven said...

Great that now you know how to differentiate fresh and bad crabs!

ilovepearly said...

I like to try that place out...but I won't eat crabs :P

~Christine~Leng said...

heard from my mom that fatty crab isn't as good as before :(
you've been reviewing quite a lot on crabs ya... keeps getting in my mind most of time. Argh... I want crabs! ;P

ekeng said...

Yakks..i hate those dead frozen crab at Fatty Crab..better go to King Crab or Wong Poh Bukit Mayang Mas..You're so unlucky this time.Haha :)

Wai Sik Mui said...

this place is overhyped, really. I only like the fried rice and chicken wings.

Wai Sik Mui said...

this place is overhyped,really. Only like the fried rice and chicken wings

daphne said...

that sounds very disappointing... and normal toast to go with crab? hmm... sad indeed.

Precious Pea said...

I went once and vowed never to return. Pricey and not nice. :(

teckiee said...

haven eat here for a long long time liau.. like the chicken wingsss

KampungboyCitygal said...

team: kena conned..yeah backlanes or no name restaurant alwiz serve good food

meiyen: this is my first time trying, but we were disappointed..pathetic

tankiasu: lol at the pun..the fried chic wing so so only wo

sbd 18: haha yeah..they never bother to serve mantao also

bbO: haha thx to chef steven lo

ilovepearly: not worth ur visit , really

christine: yeah we alwiz have that cravings :p

ekeng: yeah wong poh rocksss

wai sik mui: wonder what the crowds think about the crabs

daphne: haha lesson bought for rm 200

preciouspea: agree!!!! :(

Jackson said...

OMG!!! Should i go try? some of ppl hv good comment on them ..... so, how??

you and whose army said...

pitty. they had such a reputation.
thanks for the heads up. though the nasi goreng do looks delicious!! hey nice blog :)

mama bok said...

Bummer..!! dead crabs..?? ain't they supposed to be alive ones..??

wmw said...

Limited stuff on the menu too....

beachlover said...

Oh!!it's Fatty Crab in Msia have the same owner as NYC Zak Pelaccio's?.I never been there but I hear it's quite pricy and not really authenic compare with regular Msian restaurant.NYC Fatty Crab is kind of hippy and lay back atmosphere

SheriCheryi said...

Hi~ Yeah you should give it a try at King Crab because they definitely serve quality food there, you'd certainly enjoy your meal there. If you go now, they're having their famous Shanghai Hairy Crabs promotion, prices start from RM38. You must try it out especially if you love crab roe!!

KampungboyCitygal said...

jackson: dun bother..hahaha

you and whose army: hie thre thanks for dropping by, ya at least the fried rice is nice

mamaboK :but it feels so dead and mushy :(

wmw: ya 2 type of crabs only

KampungboyCitygal said...

beachlover: hie there i'm not so sure about Zak Pelaccio's. but i'm glad that fatty crab has make it big at NYC. hope that they serve really good food over there

sheri: hey girl long time no see. yeah i love king crab;s butter crab. ops i tot hairy crab costs like rm 200 per piece tats y i never dare to try it. :D

SheriCheryi said...

Hi~ No lah hairy crabs don't cost that much! hehe.. the most expensive ones (biggest size) is selling at RM118 only, normal price is RM168, so must hurry! ;) they'll cook it free for you and serve you ginger tea after that. I've tried them this year, it's so delicious! Slurp...... haha!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why some people still get conned by fatty crab.. for the 'roadside' ambience, we pay as much as other 'higher-class' restaurants! I would not go there again because the crabs are dead!! Not fresh at all! The menu is also so limited. My 4-course came to a exorbitant RM417 that night and believe it or not they don't take credit card for that amount! And they did not have enough change and I had to wait for ages to pay cash and get the change! And yes, they like to get people to wait and wait to get seated...i'll not go there again ever!

nurul said...

just wondering,does this shop recognise as Halal's restaurant?

Anonymous said...

Nothing special on the food. Price is expensive. Some of the food is so easy to prepare. Not worth to eat there. Rated lousy.