Tonight I finally had the chance to try the famous/infamous Fatty Crab Restaurant (or at the very least one of its many branches). The Mines chapter of the Fatty Crab chain is located on the left side of the highway immediately after the toll booth... blink and you'll miss it.
Situated right next to the Mines Lake ( which according to me dad used to be the largest open tin mine in the world ) you can apparently board a Water Taxi all the way to the Mines Shopping Centre. Unlike many other restaurants placed similarly next to a lake this one did not stink... unfortunately the lake was so dimly lit that it was impossible to see anything other than darkness.
Fatty Crab... sounds like a great name for a restaurant. I'm going to open up a Fitty Crab Restaurant to sell healty crab dishes.
Sparsely decorated... good enough for me. Notice the large expanse of nothingness to the right of the picture. I hear a lake is visible there during the day.
What we had ( 10 pax ) for dinner save for one dish which picture came out extremely blur. Clockwise from top left: Signature Fried Rice, Lala ( damned if I know what this is called in English ) with garlic and chillies, "Wat Tan Hor" ( smooth egg rice noodles? ), Sour and Spicy Crab, Fried Sotong ( squid ) and some leafy greens.
Don't bother eating here. Like so many restaurants with a reputation that preceeds them, prepare to be disappointed and I mean badly. You know the food is going to be bad when something they proudly call their Signature Fried Rice tastes like a 3 minute rush job ( which was the actual amount of time the dish was served to us from the time our order was taken! ).
On a side note, I bumped into our favourite Voracious Raptors again... namely Jonathanus Hungryous
and Justinus Mega Appetitus.
Those darn dinosaurs really know how to get around.