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West New Malaysia
Posted by Richard on 08/26/2010
Having spent several years in Singapore we really miss Malay food. New Malaysia is the best we have found anywhere in the US. I don't understand the complaints about the service, We always felt that we were treated well. Sure the wait staff is busy but they are helpful and friendly. We will drive hours out of the way just to stop there for the Ikan bilis with belachan
Posted by Perin on 07/02/2010
I'm so glad that I picked this place for my first taste of Malaysian cuisine. I took the advice of a blogger on the subject of the Baby Oyster Omelette: I went for the oyster omelette and the Roti Canais, both of which were just excellent. I topped it off with a refreshing (albeit SWEET) Pineapple Ice. The service is a little abrupt, but prompt & competent. They seemed to regard me strangely at first, perhaps because they don't get a lot of Puerto Ricans in there, but they warmed up to me by meal's end, seeing that I truly enjoyed my meal. The value is pretty great, too. I splurged & gorged on the three items & my bill was $15.45. I'll definitely be back...
Posted by Happy Diners on 06/02/2010
We are a Malaysian-Singaporean couple and are real foodies (i.e., more interested in taste of the dishes than ambience). For starters, we like the feel of home in this restaurant. It's authentic Malaysian and we love seeing the servers smile and chit-chat (even though they have their hands full) with each other. The food is great - try everything!! :)
Posted by BrooklynB on 02/11/2010
Everyone always talks about the roti canai and while this is true the restaurant has many superb dishes. I recommend the squid malay style, the stingray and orange beef. Yes the service is subpar but it's partially because very few of the waiters speak english. No matter what dish you ask about they give the same response. "Yes yes good good. You like." The decor of the place leaves something to be desired. With that said its definitely a local hangout with makes up for the plain decoration. Don't be surprised if they give you the stink eye.
Posted by Mellotoner on 09/30/2009
I have been a regular and have taken guests there from Malaysia, Australia, UK and the of course all my out-of town US friends. They all agree this is overall the best. The Chow-kwey-teow is the best in town although I have not tried Curry Leave's in Queens with a more authentic Ipoh version with baby clams(not my favorite 'meat' although it is the 'juice' that gives it a better 'smokier' taste but they use dried rice noodles(Pad Thai cut) which nullifies that advantage. This dish needs fresh ingredients. Disappointed that New Malaysian removed PoPiah from their menu, too much work/lack of demand they say. They were the best where Nonya's were inconsistent. Curry noodles with Yong Tau Fu, Sara Burong, Satay, Roti Chanai, belachan green beans and ice kachang(a.k.a. Singapore Ice/ABC) are above average here. Hainan Chicken Rice, while not my cup-of-tea, seem to be popular with other diners. The great thing is they are consistent! No credit cards though so I don't know what reviewer 'Anonymus' is talking about, probably rated the wrong restaurant here.
Posted by food*C on 02/25/2009
Anonymous on 01/10/2009: you must have gotten the wrong restaurant. They neither serve wine nor take credit cards at New Malaysia. It's one of the best Malaysian restaurants in Manhattan.
Posted by Steven on 02/01/2009
I think the previous reviewer made a mistake and posted on the wrong restaurant because as far as I know New Malaysia does not accept credit cards. My wife and I had dinner here last night probably our 7th dinner there and we love, love, love, this place the food is great the servers are friendly and the bill is cheap, whats not to like. my favorite is the beef rendang, coconut rice and lemonade ice tea, the perfect meal. this may be my favorite meal in the city. and I have lived in this City my whole life and have been to most of the big name restaurants and a million of the smaller places and this is great food.