643 Hudson Street bet. Horatio & Gansevoort Streets
Though steamed pork buns have officially gone mainstream since first appearing at Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004, Fatty Crab's version is distinctly...Fatty Crab. The Southeast Asian complexity here comes from the side salad of fresh cilantro leaves and thinly sliced red onion tossed in a sesame oil dressing, with a healthy shower of coarsely ground black peppercorns, and a wedge of warm boiled egg as a garnish. I just stuff everything inside of the fluffy white bun and dip the entire pocket into the hoisin-Sriracha sauce. Try these with their piquant Malay Michelada cocktail, cold beer with a spicy sangrita mixture that's poured into a chili-salt rimmed glass.