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Posted by anonymous on 01/04/2011
love their food but their prices are a bit much. $7 for a roti canai? also, i wouldn't really say they deserve a michelin star. the food is very good...but isn't a michelin star really supposed to mean something? love the mee jawa (not listed on the menu here but they do serve it and it is delicious)
Posted by L'Austin New York on 11/24/2010
Portion sizes for appetizer and salad was disappointing although the salad was quite flavorful. The hot ginger tea was excellent-actually the best part of both our meals. The bird's nest was good but not great and the musman curry was mediocre-vegetables were good but the spices were not fresh and vibrant. The atmosphere was fairly nice except for music better suited to a dance club. Value was poor-two of us shared a single appetizer and salad, had no alcohol or dessert with our two entrees yet had a bill of 56 dollars.
Posted by foodstop on 10/29/2010
Loved the food! The service was good. The place can be a little cramped though. The tables are bit too close. But once I tasted the food, I didn't mind it as much. I am going back to taste rest of the menu.
Posted by chdelro on 10/27/2010
Was excited to try this place due to the Michelin star rating. Boy, was I sorely disappointed. I had the roti canai which was very oily, hainanese chicken that was flavorless, and curry laksa soup so thick I actually ate it with my rice. Maybe I should have ordered other dishes, but these were recommended by their server. Overpriced - servings are small for the portions you get.
Posted by andrew s. on 09/27/2010
seriously, $7 for a springroll? $9 for a measly avocado sliced on some lettuce? this place is not a good deal, and there's better thai restaurants with prices that are half as much.
Posted by MalaysianNYC on 06/27/2010
Having been so sorely disappointed by so many Malaysian eateries in NYC, I always expect it to be subpar to the original -- but Laut is fantastically authentic! I was surprised by how closely it reminded me of the food I had growing up as a kid. The Roti Canai at least approximates the spiciness of the original and their dishes were adequately spiced so it was not necessarily to douse it with oil as in other Malaysian restaurants. Definitely try the Char Kway Teow, Nasi Lemak, and Beef Rendang. I'll be back many more times.
Posted by anonymous on 05/06/2010
Service is excellent although the cooks' skills are subpar. Granted that we didn't try many dishes and were only after the Malaysian dishes, we were still sorely disappointed with our order especially when we found out that the cooks are from Malaysia! 1) Satay appetizer - they were agreeable with our request for 2 sticks of chicken & 2 sticks of beef, which we thought reflected good customer service and some flexibility with the menu. - however, the meat on the skewers weren't grilled long enough, and for some strange reason, the meat had lemon juice on it, so the overall taste was a little sour and undercooked. This was an unpleasant surprise. 2) Nasi Lemak - the formula for both the sambal and chili in the dish must be reworked! For this dish, the chili/sambal is the most important ingredient and it didn't taste authentic nor spicy in spite of the request to "make it as spicy as possible". - the chicken pieces were flat (literally) and tasteless. - we liked the peanuts and crispy fried anchovies as many other restaurants in NY leave these out. 3) Sambal Petai prawns - first and foremost, the look is wrong. This dish should look like prawns steeped in succulent sambal petai gravy that has been simmered for a long time. It's Never dry! - the petai was dry and undercooked. - the presence of capsicum instead of chilli and the carefully sliced onions made this more like an "arty" nigella lawson showpiece rather than real food. There are onions in petai but never capsicum. Malaysian coffee - this is a disgrace. it's some kind of asian over-roast, but definitely not malaysian coffee. We would never visit again. Food is not close to being authentic and costs too much.