What to Eat at Fatty Crab UWS, Set to Open Early Next Week

A commenter recently asked when the much-anticipated (we’re talking since fall) Upper West Side location of Fatty Crab would open. Ask and you shall receive! Folks, it opens next week — possibly as early as Tuesday. We’re told the larger space will seat 74, plus a black steel bar outfitted with a dozen drafting stools (there’ll be twenty outdoor seats come spring). Other nice touches: Caged industrial fans, salvaged metal chairs, and a mural of Kuala Lumpur. Zak Pelaccio and his chef de cuisine, Corwin Kave, will, of course, be at the helm, and the menu, which follows, is practically the same as the downtown location. The cocktail list, which may change as Allan Katz experiments with Charbay Vineyards pomegranate wine and Mekong spiced rum, also follows. For now, the restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. till midnight; it’ll open for lunch and late nights next month.

Green Mango with Chili-Sugar-Salt 6
Jalan Alor Chicken Wings 8
Pickles Raja Chulan 7
Steamed Buns – pork or veggie 9
Fatty Tea Sandwiches – pork belly, sambal aioli 8
Fatty Sliders – mini pork & beef burgers 9
Chicken or Scallop Satay- cilantro, chili, shallot, egg, peanut sauce 12

Green Mango Salad 10
Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork 13
Shrimp Sambal – bibb lettuce, charred scallion, coconut 16

Hokkien Mee
Nasi Goreng- Indonesian fried rice 16
Haianese Chicken Rice- poached chicken breast, sweet soy, ginger 18
Wonton Mee – shrimp and pork wontons, fried noodles 14/17
Lo Si Fun – short rice noodles, chinese sausage, shiitake 14
Coconut Poached Bass – laifun, vietnamese mint 19
Java Mee – egg noodle, fish cake, shrimp, thai basil 18
Malay Fish Fry – tumeric tempura, crab curry, green chili, tamaki 14
Nasi Lemak – coconut rice, chicken curry, slow poached egg 22

Fatty’s Specialties
Oyster Omelet Ashraf- market oysters, sweet soy, sriracha MP
Chili Crab – crab, chili sauce, white toast MP
Singaporean Black Pepper Mussels 16
Skate Panggang – grilled on a banana leaf, sambal udang kering 14
Short Rib Rendang – braised with kaffir lime, coconut, chili 25
Chicken Claypot – ginger, green chili, tofu 14
Fatty Duck – steamed, fried, toasted tamaki 14

Kang Kong Belacan 11
Chinese Broccoli w/ Salted Fish 9
Steamed Baby Bok Choy 9

Rice Bowls
Chicken Rice 4
Coconut Rice 4
Rice 3

House Cocktails… $12
Fatty Sling
Something tall and rummy, to cushion the spice and quench the fires. Overproof rum, pineapple juice and ginger ale, with bitters and Pernod.

House Highballs, Planter’s style:
Chota Peg (small—1 jigger of Scotch or brandy plus soda or ginger ale)
Burra Peg (big—2 jiggers of Scotch or brandy plus soda or ginger ale)

Poona Club
Back in the days of British India, the Poona Club was famous for its—well, you’ll have to look it up. Rangpur-lime gin with vermouth, blood orange juice and bitters.

Bamboo Cocktail
Invented in Yokohama in 1899, plus or minus, and just as light and appetizing now as it was then. Vermouth and sherry, with bitters.

East India Cocktail
The best way to prevent malaria is to thoroughly intoxicate the mosquitoes. Cognac with dashes of this and that, including bitters and pineapple syrup.

Rum & Coconut Water ($14)
Popular wherever coconuts fall off of trees. Strong Australian rum. Coconut water. Ice. Served in fresh young coconut.

Straits Sling
A “well-known Singapore drink” from the Panama-hat days. Long and spicy. Gin, Benedictine, kirschwasser, lime, ginger beer.

Gruner Veltliner 06 Berger 9gls
Gruner Veltliner 07 Brundlmayer 65
Roter Veltliner 07 Wimmer – Czerny 55
Gelber Muskateller 06 Sighardt Donabaum 75
Traminer Tro 04 Wimmer-Czerny 45
Zierfandler – Rotgipfler 07 Spaetrot 58
Tocai 06 Heidi Schrock 50
Riesling 06 Urban 12/48
Riesling Kabinett 07 Selbach – Oster 68
Rieslaner Spatlese 03 Muller-Catoir 60
Pinot Blanc 05 Leon Beyer 11/44
Cote de Gascogne 06 Domaine de Pellehaut 10/40
Sauvignon Blanc Quincy 06 Domaine Lecomte 55
Vin de Savoie 07 Roger Labbe 36
Jurancon Sec 06 Lapeyre 52
Galimatias Chardonnay 05 Domaine le Briseau 60
Alvarinho – Trajadura 07 Auratus 44
Muller Thurgau 06 Graziano Fontana 10/40
Gavi 07 la Battistina 48
Soave Classico 06 Inama 36
Vermentino Tyrsos 04 Contini 45
Juhfark 06 Kreinbacher 60

Zweigelt 07 Berger 9gls
St. Laurent 03 Fischer 60
Heinrich Red 05 Gernot Heinrich 40
Gamay 06 Domaine Piron & Lafont 60
Cote Du Ventoux Rhone Blend 04 La Croix des Pins 40
Mondeuse 06 Roger Labbe 50
Cabernet Franc – Syrah 06 Puydeval 38
Sancerre Rouge 06 Domaine Gerard Millet 66
Tempranillo 06 Vina Gormaz 32
Il Frappato 07 Valle Dell’ Acate 13/52
Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 07 Luciano Landi 48
Schiava 06 Laimburg 54
Barbera d’Alba 06 Fratelli Revello 44
Dolcetto di Dogliani 07 F. Boschis 42
Salice Salentino 02 Messapicus 12/48
Inferno Riserva nebbiolo 03 Rainoldi 90
Morellino 05 Erik Banti 11/40
Uva Rara 05 Frecciarosa 55
Langhe Fresia 05 “Bricco Boschis” Cavallotto 56
Aglianico Biferno Rosso 03 Gironia 70

Five Roses Salice Salentino 07
Leone di Castris 11/44

Prosecco NV Ombra 11/45
Brut Reserve NV Schloss Gobelsburg 60
Sauvignon Sekt 03 Steininger 65

PBR 12 oz 3
Pork Slap 12oz 6
Tiger 12 0z 7
Lao Dark Lager 11.2oz 7
San Miguel 12 oz 7
Saigon 12 oz. 7
Singha 11.2 oz 7
Hitachino White 330ml 10

Asahi 1 liter 16
Rogue Morimoto Black Obi Soba 22oz 18
Hitachino Ginger 720ml 19
Hitachino Classic 720ml 19

Pu-Er, Orange Pekoe 5

Fresh Watermelon – Kaffir lime 6
Fresh Coconut Water 6

2170 Broadway, nr. 77th St.; 212-496-2722

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